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2012 Kentucky Derby: SB Nation's Matt Gardner Takes A Look At The Post Positions

On Wednesday, the post positions for the 2012 Kentucky Derby were announced, and where each horse starts the race can have a big impact on the finish. SB Nation horse racing expert Matt Gardner of And Down The Stretch They Come analyzes the impact of the post positions in the video below. Which horses will benefit from where they'll start on Saturday? Which have been put in a difficult spot? Gardner answers those questions and more.

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Bodemeister and Union Rags are the favorites, though Gardner believes both horses received unfavorable draws. Here's the full draw for this weekend's big race:

1. Daddy Long Legs
2. Optimizer
3. Take Charge Indy
4. Union Rags
5. Dullahan
6. Bodemeister
7. Rousing Sermon
8. Creative Cause
9. Trinniberg
10. Daddy Knows Best
11. Alpha
12. Perspective
13. Went The Day Well
14. Hansen
15. Gemologist
16. El Padrino
17. Done Talking
18. Sabercat
19. I'll Have Another
20. Liaison

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