Bodemeister has been m ade the early 4-1 favorite for the Kentucky Derby, with Union Rags the second choice in a full field of 20 horses. Trained by three time Derby winner Bob Baffert, Bodemeister dres the number six post on Wednesday. Six horses have won from that position, the last being Sea Hero in 1993. Bodemeister is the stronger of Baffert's two horses. His other, Liason, landed in the number 20 spot.
Union Rags drew the number four post and was listed at 9-2. Undefeated Gemologist is the third choice at 6-1. Blue Grass winner Dullahan is the 8-1 fourth choice.