Jockey Victor Espinoza thinks it is!
Kentucky Derby favorite California Chrome drew the No. 5 starting spot for this Saturday’s race. The horse’s owners were hoping for somewhere from No. 6 to No. 10 but are happy with the draw.
California Chrome starts as a 5-2 favorite for the 140th Derby.
The one potential weakness for the colt is its history for bad starts. The No. 5 position gives him a good chance to get out quickly and through the early trouble.