Noble's Promise is 12-1 on the morning line for the Derby and drew post 3 for trainer Ken McPeek and jockey Willie Martinez. He worked 4f on Monday in 48 4/5, walked the shedrow Tuesday, and galloped Wednesday.
McPeek said, "I wanted to be inside the 12 post, nothing too far out, and I wanted to be inside both Dublin and Jackson Bend because both of those have a history of getting out. So it worked out very well for us. The fact that the two horses drawn inside of us are both closers is even better. It's a real good set-up for us. I'm thrilled."