Kentucky Derby 2023: Early morning-line odds

Kentucky Derby 2023: Early morning-line odds
Photo: Churchill Downs

Kentucky Derby 2023 will be run in three weeks on the first Saturday, in May and the Horse Racing Nation staff has put together an early look at the morning line for the top 22 horses on the official Derby points list.

Todd Pletcher, who is seeking his third win in the Kentucky Derby, has three horses who are among the six shortest prices in this preliminary morning line at 7-2, 8-1 and 12-1. Each of them was a winner of a 100-point race. Brad Cox has four Derby contenders who range from 10-1 to 40-1.

Pletcher's Forte was made the 7-2 morning-line favorite based on his four victories on the Kentucky Derby trail, two in his 2-year-old campaign and two this year culminating with a win in the Florida Derby (G1). His stablemate Tapit Trice won his last four starts, with two on the road to the Kentucky Derby ending with the Blue Grass (G1) last weekend. He is the 8-1 second choice on the morning line. Kingsbarns is unbeaten in three career starts, all of them this year including the Louisiana Derby (G2), and is listed at 12-1.

This early Kentucky Derby morning line includes the most current list of horses from which the field is likely to come, so the total points of the line are not in final form.

  Kentucky Derby 2023

HRN odds

  Trainer

  Sire

Forte

7-2

Todd Pletcher

Violence

Tapit Trice

8-1

Todd Pletcher

Tapit

Angel of Empire

10-1

Brad Cox

Classic Empire

Practical Move

10-1

Tim Yakteen

Practical Joke

Derma Sotogake

10-1

Hidetaka Otonashi

Mind Your Biscuits

Kingsbarns

12-1

Todd Pletcher

Uncle Mo

Two Phil’s

20-1

Larry Rivelli

Hard Spun

Skinner

20-1

John Shirreffs

Curlin

Verifying

20-1

Brad Cox

Justify

Hit Show

25-1

Brad Cox

Candy Ride

Mage

25-1

Gustavo Delgado

Good Magic

Blazing Sevens

30-1

Chad Brown

Good Magic

Confidence Game

30-1

Keith Desormeaux

Candy Ride

Reincarnate

30-1

Tim Yakteen

Good Magic

Sun Thunder

30-1

Ken McPeek

Into Mischief

Continuar

40-1

Yoshito Yahagi

Drefong

Cyclone Mischief

40-1

Dale Romans

Into Mischief

Jace’s Road

40-1

Brad Cox

Quality Road

Raise Cain

40-1

Ben Colebrook

Violence

Rocket Can

40-1

Bill Mott

Into Mischief

Lord Miles

50-1

Saffie Joseph Jr.

Curlin

Wild On Ice

99-1

Joel Marr

Tapizar

 

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