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2012 Kentucky Derby Odds: Union Rags The New Favorite

The odds have shifted at the 2012 Kentucky Derby. When the post positions were announced, Bodemeister was the favorite, given 4/1 odds. Since then, however, betting has affected the odds, and Bodemeister is now at 8/1. Union Rags is the new favorite, shifting from 9/2 to 6/1 odds to win this year's Kentucky Derby.

Here's a full look at the odds for the entire field, sorted by post position:

  1. Daddy Long Legs - 24/1
  2. Optimizer - 36/1
  3. Take Charge Indy - 8/1
  4. Union Rags - 6/1
  5. Dullahan - 10/1
  6. Bodemeister - 8/1
  7. Rousing Sermon - 19/1
  8. Creative Cause - 12/1
  9. Trinniberg - 41/1
  10. Daddy Nose Best - 14/1
  11. Alpha - 22/1
  12. Prospective - 69/1
  13. Went The Day Well - 20/1
  14. Hansen - 7/1
  15. Gemologist - 8/1
  16. El Padrino - 33/1
  17. Done Talking - 34/1
  18. Sabercat - 38/1
  19. I'll Have Another - 17/1
  20. Liaison - 60/1
As you can see, it's really tough to pick out any one particular favorite -- even though Union Rags is the favorite, there are still a slew of horses with similar odds, such as Hansen, Bodemeister, Gemologist and Take Charge Indy.

For more on the Kentucky Derby, be sure to head over to And Down The Stretch They Come and join the discussion.

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