Homeboykris breezed half a mile in 48 2/5, with splits of 11 4/5, 23 4/5, 35 3/5, and out 5f in 1:02 1/5. He drew post 19 in the Derby for trainer Richard Dutrow Jr., and is a 50-1 outsider on the morning line. Dutrow said, "I'd like to see him sit off the speed. I'm not looking for him to be forwardly placed. I usually don't tell riders what to do, but I am going to tell Dominguez that we don't want to be lying close. We want him to finish up in the race. We figure our only chance is if our horse closes and runs big the last half mile. If he does, we'll be in pretty good shape. If he doesn't, then we'll know why."
Make Music for Me drew into the field after Endorsement was scratched, and is a 50-1 outsider in the Derby. He drew post 9 for trainer Alexis Barba, and will have Joel Rosario in the irons. Barba said, "It's perfect. I think I've asked for '10' and I got '9' so how much closer can you get? It's a good balanced post. Unfortunately the two favorites didn't draw too well, did they? The horse is doing fabulous. I'm sorry for the people who didn't make it. It's pretty tough place to be."