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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Twenty-one horses have been entered for Saturday's Kentucky Derby, one more than the maximum field of 20.

The entry box closed Wednesday morning, with the draw to determine post positions set for later in the afternoon. The field is limited to the top 20 horses based on points earned in designated prep races.

Leading the way is California Chrome, winner of the Santa Anita Derby. The colt is trained by 77-year-old Art Sherman, who could become the oldest trainer to win the Kentucky Derby.

Todd Pletcher will saddle four horses: Arkansas Derby winner Danza, Intense Holiday, Vinceremos and We Miss Artie. Trainer Mike Maker has three horses: General a Rod, Harry's Holiday and Louisiana Derby winner Vicar's In Trouble. Trainer Bob Baffert, a three-time Derby winner, has two: Hoppertunity and Chitu.

The 21st horse on the points list is Pablo Del Monte, who would need a defection by early Friday morning to get into the 1 1/4-mile race.

Other entries are Blue Grass winner Dance With Fate, Wood Memorial winner Wicked Strong, Samraat, Wildcat Red, Ride On Curlin, Chitu, Tapiture, Medal Count, Candy Boy, Uncle Sigh, Vinceremos, and Commanding Curve.

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