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Weather will be a factor in Kentucky Derby, with Maximum Security now favored

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - This year's Kentucky Derby, at least on paper, is one of the most competitive in many years.

You've got Bob Baffert's trio of Game Winner, Roadster and Improbable, all within half-a-tick of one another on the morning line.

You've got undefeated Florida Derby winner Maximum Security and Wood Memorial winner Tacitus, who jumped to first and second in early betting.

You've got the always present "buzz horse," who this year is By My Standards, winner of the Louisiana Derby.

And, you've got Sunland Derby winner

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