Profiles of all Kentucky Derby runners, including 5 races and value races - Horse Racing Insider (2023)

Hallandale Beach,eve of the kentucky derbyHere's an overview of the entire derby field, including program numbers and early odds:

1 — Top Shows 30: I don't know why some people maligned him for a narrow loss in the woods, where he finished too late between the horses after breaking from the extreme outside in the first big A turn. Before that it was Big Withers who scored a tie [lap] mile. Rail draw provides a built-in excuse; against it.

2—Validation 15:Draw doesn't help him either, which could take away from the external stalking trip his relationship hoped to take. Taylor had no choice but to get out of there and try to cross a lane or two, avoiding the inevitable speed jam into the lower turn. He can smell like a rose; he has to.

3—Two Phil's 12:There are no glaring holes in his game. He tackles any type of surface, any type of forward and earns street feel here with an open length of 2. His money ended in Lecomte and Risen Star, and quick, blowout scores in G2 Ruby Stakes spoke to his class. Note that trainer Rivelli has a 32% margin turning AW into dirt. Very live price shoot.

4—Confidence Game 20:To his credit, tamer Desormeaux will jump into his place. At first, we were skeptical about the big layoffs, but have since turned. His mile work here on April 14 was reminiscent of the great Charlie Whittingham and his 5/8 last weekend was fantastic. He's also a CD winner, and he upped his game to win the fast-running Rebel. Move up when wet.

5—Triangle Carpet 5:If it was a beauty pageant, everyone would be fighting for a spot. Despite the improbable trip, the gray powerhouse won't be denied in the Tampa Derby and bluegrass. Does his style compromise? All runners, then, must adapt to the dynamics of this uniquely American test of speed and endurance. This pony has the necessary gear, toughness, heart and class.

6—Valley of the Kings 6:So his G2 Louisiana Derby score was lower because he "walked the dog" in the first half mile of 1-3/16DayMile test? How fast do you run into a headwind that some put at 20-25 mph? In this lineup, he delivered the fastest winning Late Pace figure. If you don't go backwards, there is a lot of room for development.

7—Rebirth 50:He peaked when he won the G3 Sham by a mile, but he went farther in single-paced runs in both the G2 Rebel and the G1 Arkansas Derby. Both of his turns scored over early speed. There's speed inside and out; one-dimensional won't do it here, even with Johnny in control.

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8—Mage 15:There's the brisk game of Kingsbarns and the inexperience of Mage. He's the dexterous type who's moved in the game already in his game, and while his game is commendable, he hasn't shown enough to suggest a similar trip against 19 opponents would work in his favor -- anyway, That's it for these Colts.

9—SKINNER 20: Scratched by coach John Shirreffs on Friday morning The temperature rises.

10—PRACTICAL MOVE is scratched By trainer Tim Takteen with to elevated temperatures.

11—Disarm 30:Another late launcher did just enough, barely enough, to advance with his third-place finish in G3 Lexington. He previously finished second behind Kingsbarnes in the Louisiana derby, but his profile is that of a potential money finisher, although he has less stock than he will face on Saturday. Benefit from switching to Rosario unless changed later.

12—Jace's Way 15: Chasing Kingsbarnes all the way in the Louisiana Derby to finish third with a single. In his defence, it was his first start since Jan. 28 and has returned to work cleanly and purposefully for his return. "Flo" rode him often, but the only two-round win came in the lead. Doesn't look fast or strong enough to make the trip.

13—Sun Thunder 50:Disrespected by the line setters here, his best and fastest game was a runner-up finish in G2 Risen Star, then compromised at moderate speed over the next two games, all big late kickers must be overcome. McPeek, who has traditionally excelled in bluegrass, came spring and reunited with steady rider Brian Hernandez.

14—Imperial Angel 8:The nine-furlong double-champion, who won the Risen Star and the Arkansas Derby, declared his presence in Hot Springs, pulling away strongly in the deep stretch and galloping away. He impressed new driver Flavien Prat, who preferred him to Kingsbarns. Wide for this late runner, he handles any foothold. main competitor.

15—Strength 3:There are critics who doubt he has true 10-furlong pedigree and question the quality of his opponents in Florida. But there is no doubting his credentials as a champion two-year-old, a three-time Group 1 winner with the ability to overcome adversity. He was pictured training in a controlled energy paddock on Thursday. worth collecting.

16—Improve Cain by 50:After finishing second in his 3YO debut, he tried synths to no avail, then took the sloppy-track mile-by-mile Withers by storm. He followed with a better-than-looking fifth in Tapit Trice's Blue Grass. Javier Castellano swapped places for Rosario and selected Kentucky's Ben Colebrook for a career year.

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17—DERMA SOTOGAKE 10:There is no question that his UAE derby rounds have dominated. Two problems: He uses his slow pace to beat mostly European turf or synthetic runners. With the lead, he took it all on the speed-friendly track. There is no doubt that he is a fine horse. But while Japanese horses have always dominated internationally, derby horses are a different animal and a very demanding one.

18—Bazooka 30:Won the G3 Holy Bull, finished second to Forte, then finished fourth in the G1 Arkansas Derby. Bill Mott thinks Rocket Can has more to give, refusing to let the horse be late, and Mott hopes to rectify that by adding flash. He comes from a strong base, has excellent use of new gear and looks ready to step up his efforts.

19—LORD MILES 30 scratched by Kentucky board

20—Continue 50:Got scratched by him Friday morning.

21 – Whirlwind Mischief 30:Sharp, who won his Florida debut, was flat in the Holy Bull but finished third with a speed boost in Fountain of Youth, then showed another dimension again when he finished third in Forte for the second time. He's been training really well since returning to his Louisville base. His wide perimeter and best running style work against him.

22-Mandarin Hero 20:4-2 in 6 career bouts, including a strong finish in the Santa Anita Derby, a long sustained run over the fence after a slow start, earning competitive performance numbers .will get enough speed and should be late again, but it's a higher order.

Russell 50 at age 23:For productive local trainer Ben Colebrook, that's pretty much out of thin air. After breaking his debut in his fifth start, Lasix was eliminated in the Grade I Arkansas Derby and finished an excellent second in the Imperial Angels' 4-1/2-length tour, easily passing him 54- 1 chance. Clearly improving, but it's impossible to predict how he'll close the gap on Angel, let alone Derby 149's other main contenders.

G1 Kentucky DerbyGame 12

Most Likely Winner: Tapit Trice

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WIN-VALUE PLAY: Tapit Trice 9-2 or betterand / orTwo Phil at 9-1 or more

EXOTICA: Exacta boxes: 2-3-5 / 3-5-6 / 3-5-14 / 3-5-15. Trifecta round: 5 // // 1-2-3-6-14.15.18. Superfecta rounds: 5 // 3 // // 5 // // 3 //

G2 Pat Day MilesGame 8

Most Likely Winner: 9 - General Jim (4-1)

WIN-VALUE PLAY: 10-Curly Jack (12-1) wins by a score of 8-1 or better.

EXOTICA: Exacta Box 1-9-10 [1-Kanagaroo Court (8-1). Exacta Box: 3-9-10 [3-Lugan Knight (20-1)]. Exacta Box: 6-9-10 [6-Frosted Departure (20-1)]. Exacta Box: 9-10-14 [14-Freeze Paint (50-1)]. Trifecta round: 9-10 // //

G2 American TurfGame 9

Most Likely Winner: 4-Talk of a Nation (10-1)

WIN-VALUE PLAY: Talk about a country winning 6-1 or better.

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EXOTICA: Exacta Key-Box: 4 // 1-3-5-11 [1-Major Dude (5-1), 3-Mendelssons March (12-1), 5-Johannes (15-1), 11-Carl blob(3-1)]. Trifecta keybox: 4 //

G1 Churchill SprintGame 10

Most Likely Winner: 7 - Cody's Wish (4-1)

WIN-VALUE PLAY: 10-Endorsed (5-1) to win 3-1 or betterand / or4 - Lift Gold (30-1)

EXOTICA: Exacta Box: 4-7-10. Trifecta round: 4.7.10 // // [3-hear Mi Ge (30-1), 5-get her number (12-1), 6 -Tejano Twist (6-1), 8-Fortin Hill (20-1).

G1 Churchill Turf ClassicGame 11

Most Likely Winner: 7 - Hong Kong Henry (7-2)

WIN-VALUE PLAY: 8-Santin (9-2) wins 4-1 or better.

EXOTICA:Exacta Box:5-7-8-9 [ 5-Up to the Mark (4-1),9-Spooky Channel (5-1)。 Exacta Wheel:3 // [3-Wolfie's Dynaghost (10-1) ]

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Trifecta round: // //

Suggested exotics at least available; direct bets in $2 increments

Here's the live column, picks, betting grid and value play for the first four rounds of the Pick 5


Who are the top Kentucky Derby contenders for 2023? ›

Which horses have value as 2023 Kentucky Derby bets? Tapit Trice, who is the most expensive horse in the field, is a 9-2 co-favorite with Angel of Empire. Derma Sotogake (7-1), Two Phil's (7-1) and Kingsbarns (9-1) became stronger 2023 Kentucky Derby contenders when Forte was scratched.

Who are the Kentucky Derby contenders? ›

  • Mage. 1st. Official. Finish. Program. ...
  • Two Phil's. 2nd. Official. Finish. Program. ...
  • Angel of Empire. 3rd. Official. Finish. Program. ...
  • Disarm. 4th. Official. Finish. Program. ...
  • Hit Show. 5th. Official. Finish. Program. ...
  • Derma Sotogake (JPN) 6th. Official. Finish. Program. ...
  • Tapit Trice. 7th. Official. Finish. Program. ...
  • Raise Cain. 8th. Official. Finish. Program.

What horse was euthanized on the track? ›

Chloe's Dream was pulled up and vanned off during Race 2 on Saturday. Ultimately the horse had to be euthanized due to its injuries, trainer Jeff Hiles confirmed to The Associated Press.

How much are the horses worth that run in the Kentucky Derby? ›

A look at the auction prices for each horse in the Kentucky Derby field: Tapit Trice — $1,300,000. Kingsbarns — $800,000. Reincarnate — $775,000.

Who are the Derby favorites? ›

2023 Kentucky Derby odds, horse futures on Caesars Sportsbook
HorseTrainerCurrent Odds
Sun ThunderKenny McPeek75-1
Mandarin HeroTerunobu Fujita85-1
ContinuarYoshito Yahagi90-1
King RussellRon Moquett135-1
20 more rows
Apr 29, 2023

What horses are favored for the 2023 Kentucky Derby? ›

Kentucky Derby Odds 2023: Mage Wins 2023 Kentucky Derby
  • Mage (15-1) is the winner of the 2023 Kentucky Derby (8, 3, 14)
  • Angel of Empire (4-1) is the current odds-on favorite to win the 2023 Kentucky Derby on May 6th (Post Time 6:57 p.m. ET).

Who is the favorite for the Kentucky Derby horse? ›

Kentucky Derby favorite Angel of Empire works out at Churchill Downs Tuesday. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As post time approaches, it appears that Angel of Empire, at 4-1, will be the favorite for 149th running of the Kentucky Derby. Tapit Trice is the second choice at 9-2.

What breed are most race horses who compete in the Kentucky Derby? ›

The Kentucky Derby (/ˈdɜːrbi/) is an American Grade I stakes race run at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The race is run by three-year-old Thoroughbreds at a distance of one and a quarter miles (2.0 km), the first time horses in the field race that distance.

Who owns the horse that won the Kentucky Derby 2023? ›

Meet Ramiro Restrepo and 'four bases' of 2023 Kentucky Derby winner Mage's ownership group.

Why are horses euthanized when they break a leg? ›

Because horses can not stay off their feet for long periods, broken bones do not have a chance to heal, and so often sadly the kindest way to help a horse with a broken limb is to put it down.

What killed horses at Kentucky Derby? ›

The deaths of seven horses at the home of the Kentucky Derby has once again intensified the debate over the safety of horse racing. Two of the deaths occurred as the result of race injuries on Derby day, when more than 150,000 people jammed Churchill Downs.

What caused the death of horses at Churchill Downs? ›

Churchill Downs said the horse had musculoskeletal injuries from which they could not recover.

Who had the best odds to win the Kentucky Derby? ›

The race took place on May 10, 1913. The winning time of 2.04. 80 set a new Derby record. With odds of 91–1, winning horse Donerail is the longest odds winner in Kentucky Derby history.

Are there any gray horses running in the 2023 Kentucky Derby? ›

There will be FOUR gray horses running at the Kentucky Derby this year. They are Tapit Trice (5-1), Reincarnate (50-1), Hit Show (30-1) and Rocket Can (30-1). Tapit Trice is currently the second favourite behind 3-1 Forte.

Who has the best time in the Kentucky Derby? ›

  • Secretariat set the record for speed in 1973 with a time of 1:59.4. ...
  • The largest margin of victory is 8 lengths, a feat tied by four different horses: Old Rosebud in 1914, Johnstown in 1939, Whirlaway in 1941, and Assault in 1946.
  • The highest odds of a winning horse were 91 to 1 for Donerail in 1913.


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