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Wednesday Kentucky Derby Photos

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Lookin at Lucky
Lookin at Lucky

Lookin at Lucky getting his bath on Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs

© Cindy Pierson Dulay
April 28, 2010

The weather finally cooperated on Wednesday, allowing the track to dry out to "good" during training hours after several days of rain with Derby contenders postponing works to avoid the muddy conditions.

Lookin at Lucky is the 3-1 morning line favorite for the Kentucky Derby but drew post 1. Regular rider Garrett Gomez retains the mount on Saturday for trainer Bob Baffert, and the blinkers will be off.

Owner Mike Pegram said, "There no use in crying about it. All we've got to do is think positive. Real Quiet was buried down on the rail (No. 3) in '98 and he came through. It's all about position and I've got the best jockey. Garrett has been around there. He knows how to do it and we'll get there. I wasn't apprehensive because he's talented enough that he'll be able to run his race from anywhere."

Baffert added, "Nothing surprises me with this horse. He just can't catch a break. He's either inside or outside. If they hadn't changed the draw (to the traditional), I would have finally gotten the first pick after all those years. It is what it is. You can't worry about that."

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