04/03/2013 1:29PM

Santa Anita Derby has Hear the Ghost, Flashback side by side

Emily Shields
Hear the Ghost (left) upsets Flashback in the San Felipe. They meet again in the Santa Anita Derby.

ARCADIA, Calif. – Flashback, the beaten favorite in the San Felipe Stakes last month, and Hear the Ghost, who upset him in that race, drew the inside two post positions in a field of nine on Wednesday for the Grade 1, $750,000 Santa Anita Derby on Saturday.

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Flashback, who will start from the rail with new rider Garrett Gomez, was installed as the 9-5 morning-line favorite by Santa Anita’s Jon White, who tabbed Hear the Ghost, to be ridden by Corey Nakatani, as the second choice at 5-2.

The rest of the field, from the rail out, is Power Broker (Rafael Bejarano up, 5-1), Tiz a Minister (Joe Talamo, 6-1), Goldencents (Kevin Krigger, 6-1), Super Ninety Nine (Martin Garcia, 6-1), Summer Exclusive (Edwin Maldonado, 20-1), Storm Fighter (Gary Stevens, 20-1), and Dirty Swagg (Tyler Baze, 50-1).

All carry 122 pounds in the 1 1/8-mile race, which offers 170 points overall - 100 to the winner - under the system put in place this year by Churchill Downs to determine the field for the May 4 Kentucky Derby.

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The only surprise was the late addition of Summer Exclusive, a maiden winner sprinting at Santa Anita in his debut on March 23.

Bob Baffert has three horses in the race - Flashback, Power Broker, and Super Ninety Nine.

Baffert was hoping to avoid the rail with Flashback, who started from post 2 in the 1 1/16-mile San Felipe and got caught up in a speed duel with Goldencents.

“I really don’t like the one hole,” Baffert said.