In the Winner's Circle at Tampa Downs with Sturgis on April 13, 2013.
In the Winner’s Circle at Tampa Downs with Sturgis on April 13, 2013.

I won’t be standing in the Winner’s Circle like I did at Tampa Downs when Sturgis won the eleventh race on April 13th, but I plan to bet on this year’s winner of the Kentucky Derby. My choice? Revolutionary. How can a history teacher pass on a horse with that name? (Of course, Normandy Invasion caught my attention as well.) But with Calvin Borel, my favorite jockey, aboard to guide him around the track how could I bet on any other?

Check out the field and choose your favorite.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer ML
1 Black Onyx Joe Bravo Carl Domino 50/1
2 Oxbow Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas 30/1
3 Revolutionary Calvin Borel Todd Pletcher 10/1
4 Golden Soul Robby Albarado Dallas Stewart 50/1
5 Normandy Invasion Javier Castellano Chad Brown 12/1
6 Mylute Rosie Napravnik Tom Amoss 15/1
7 Giant Finish Jose Espinosa Tony Dutrow 50/1
8 Goldencents Kevin Krigger Doug O’Neill 5/1
9 Overanalyze Rafael Bejarano Todd Pletcher 15/1
10 Palace Malice Mike Smith Todd Pletcher 20/1
11 Lines of Battle Ryan Moore Aidan O’Brien 30/1
12 Itsmyluckyday Elvis Trujillo Edward Plesa, Jr. 15/1
13 Falling Sky Luis Saez John Terranova 50/1
14 Verrazano John Velazquez Todd Pletcher 4/1
15 Charming Kitten Edgar Prado Todd Pletcher 20/1
16 Orb Joel Rosario Shug McGaughey 7/2
17 Will Take Charge Jon Court D. Wayne Lukas 20/1
18 Frac Daddy Victor Lebron Ken McPeek 50/1
19 Java’s War Julian Leparoux Ken McPeek 15/1
20 Vyjack Garrett Gomez Rudy Rodriguez 15/1
21AE Fear the Kitten Alan Garcia Michael Maker

Watch for Revolutionary, the Louisiana Derby winner, to ride the rail to victory over a crowded field to take the first leg of the Triple Crown.