Long-time trainer D. Wayne Lukas said the Derby has a penchant for rewarding those who deserve it, and that the connections of favorite Orb deserve it. "[Trainer] Shug [McGaughey], the Phipps family and Stuart Janney, that karma worries me more than the damn horse, quite frankly," Lukas said. "Because those are three wonderful people that could get the experience." … Churchill Downs began heightened monitoring of horses Thursday in an effort to show that the sport is clean. The growing emphasis on drugs in horse racing continued this week as two federal lawmakers announced a plan to have the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency montior the sport. … Lukas said he believes there may be as many as 14 horses with a chance to win Saturday. Eddie Plesa Jr., who will saddle Itsmyluckyday, said "you could run the race six times and get six different winners." … Trainer Kelly Breen drew the dreaded No. 1 post on Wednesday. He downplayed the notion that it would make the ride especially difficult for his colt Black Onyx, one of five horses given 50-1 odds on the morning line. "It's like in NASCAR," he said. "You just have to draft. Might not be an ideal post, but I think we have a good game plan. Everything is going well, horse is doing well. Horses have won from the one post before. It's happened. It doesn't concern me as much as you would think."