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2011 Kentucky Derby Post Positions: Dialed In Loads Up, Uncle Mo Stuck With Outside Lane

Uncle Mo, a favorite to win the 2011 Kentucky Derby throughout the week, was dealt a major setback during the post position draw show. Having already fallen behind Dialed In in the latest odds, he now finds himself way out there at post No. 18, just about the worst possible slot.

Speaking of Dialed In: if you placed early wagers on the confident-sounding contender, you may have made a prescient move, as he's secured the No. 8 post, a very advantageous starting position. Other favorites Nehro and Archarcharch joined Uncle Mo in suffering far-flung entry points, leaving Dialed In as perhaps a very strong favorite. We'll find out; odds should be updated soon.

The complete 2011 Kentucky Derby field:

No. 1: Archarcharch
No. 2: Brilliant Speed
No. 3: Twice The Appeal
No. 4: Stay Thirsty
No. 5: Decisive Moment
No. 6: Comma To The Top
No. 7: Pants On Fire
No. 8: Dialed In
No. 9: Derby Kitten
No. 10: Twinspired
No. 11: Master Of Hounds
No. 12: Santiva
No. 13: Mucho Macho Man
No. 14: Shackleford
No. 15: Midnight Interlude
No. 16: Animal Kingdom
No. 17: Soldat
No. 18: Uncle Mo
No. 19: Nehro
No. 20: Watch Me Go

The Kentucky Derby is on Saturday, May 7, and Kentucky Derby post time is 6:24 p.m. Eastern, 3:24 p.m. Pacific. Check out SB Nation's horse racing blog, And Down The Stretch They Come, for all the Kentucky Derby previews, analysis, and news you need.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.