04/03/2013 2:29PM

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

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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.