Kentucky Derby odds: Futures prices move for 69 of 96 horses

Kentucky Derby odds: Futures prices move for 69 of 96 horses
Photo: Caesars Entertainment

Lacking points preps last week, the top of the Las Vegas futures market did not change much for Kentucky Derby 2023. But the odds were changed for 69 of 96 horses, and the draw for Saturday’s Grade 2 Louisiana Derby already had an influence.

The two bookmakers who have been booking bets all winter went opposite directions with the entries for the $1 million race at Fair Grounds. Circa Sports took the odds longer for nine of them, and Caesars Sportsbook shortened six.

Instant Coffee, the Lecomte (G3) winner who was made the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the Louisiana Derby, was bumped from 15-1 to 16-1 at Circa. The Bolt d’Oro colt trained by Brad Cox held firm at 14-1 at Caesars.

Sun Thunder, the runner-up in last month’s Risen Star (G2) who was made the 5-1 second choice for Saturday’s feature, was taken from 60-1 to 75-1 at Circa. Trained by Kenny McPeek, the Into Mischief colt was shortened from 65-1 to 55-1 at Caesars.

Kingsbarns, the 2-for-2 Uncle Mo colt who is graduating to stakes company for trainer Todd Pletcher, had his odds cut at both books. Caesars trimmed him from 50-1 to 35-1, Circa from 40-1 to 35-1.

The opposite moves by the two casino groups reflect both the longer time that Caesars has been exposed with its futures book and the aggressive stance often taken by Circa to generate steam.

Fountain of Youth (G2) winner Forte, also trained by Pletcher, held firm as the 3-1 favorite at both Caesars and Circa.

Since last Monday, Caesars added one horse and dropped five to leave it with 67 choices. The odds were shortened for 15 and made longer for two.

Circa introduced three new horses and removed three to bring its list to 86. Prices were cut for 19 and drifted for 46.

Between the two books, these horses were left Sunday in the Nevada futures for Kentucky Derby 2023, shown in order of best prices in bold type:

Kentucky Derby 2023CaesarsCircaTrainerLast race
Forte    3-1    3-1Todd Pletcher1st Fountain of Youth (G2)
Tapit Trice    8-1    6-1Todd Pletcher1st Tampa Bay Derby (G3)
Practical Move  12-1  14-1Tim Yakteen1st San Felipe (G2)
Instant Coffee  14-1  16-1Brad Cox1st Lecomte (G3)
Reincarnate  18-1  25-1Tim Yakteen3rd Rebel (G2)
Confidence Game  24-1  30-1Keith Desormeaux1st Rebel (G2)
Geaux Rocket Ride  28-1  30-1Richard Mandella2nd San Felipe (G2)
National Treasure  15-1  30-1Tim Yakteen3rd Sham (G3)
Red Route One  20-1  30-1Steve Asmussen2nd Rebel (G2)
Verifying  22-1  30-1Brad Cox4th Rebel (G2)
Hit Show  32-1  30-1Brad Cox1st Withers (G3)
Kingsbarns  35-1  35-1Todd Pletcher1st alw OC at TAM
Awesome Strong  40-1 Jorge Delgado1st Florida Sire In Reality
Dreamlike   40-1Todd Pletcher2nd MSW at GP
Cairo   45-1Aidan O'Brien1st Patton (AW)
Henry Q  25-1  45-1Todd Fincher1st Mine That Bird Derby
Rocket Can  40-1  45-1Bill Mott2nd Fountain of Youth (G2)
Tapit's Conquest  50-1  45-1Brad Cox4th Risen Star (G2)
Two Phil's  50-1  50-1Larry Rivelli3rd Risen Star (G2)
Blazing Sevens  35-1  55-1Chad Brown8th Fountain of Youth (G2)
Disarm  45-1  60-1Steve Asmussen2nd alw OC at OP
Angel of Empire  45-1  65-1Brad Cox1st Risen Star (G2)
Skinner  45-1  65-1John Shirreffs3rd San Felipe (G2)
Echo Again  75-1 Steve AsmussenDNF Lecomte (G3)
Raise Cain  45-1  75-1Ben Colebrook1st Gotham (G3)
Sun Thunder  55-1  75-1Kenny McPeek2nd Risen Star (G2)
Classic Legacy  60-1  80-1Bill Mott3rd Tampa Bay Derby (G3)
Victory Formation  50-1  80-1Brad Cox9th Risen Star (G2)
Curly Jack  45-1  85-1Tom Amoss8th Risen Star (G2)
Cyclone Mischief  60-1  85-1Dale Romans3rd Fountain of Youth (G2)
Slip Mahoney  60-1  85-1Brad Cox2nd Gotham (G3)
Classic Car Wash  85-1  90-1Mark Casse2nd Tampa Bay Derby (G3)
Congruent  60-1  95-1Antonio Sano1st Battaglia Mem. (AW)
Bishops Bay100-1  60-1Brad Cox1st alw OC at FG
Corona Bolt100-1 Brad Cox1st alw at OP
Gulfport100-1 Steve Asmussen3rd Champagne (G1)
Mage100-1  90-1Gustavo Delgado4th Fountain of Youth (G2)
Mo Strike100-1 Brad Cox4th Hopeful (G1)
Perrière 100-1Yoichi Kuroiwa1st Hyacinth
Scoobie Quando 100-1Ben Colebrook2nd Battaglia Mem. (AW)
Cagliostro 110-1Cherie DeVaux2nd alw OC at FG
Fort Bragg110-1100-1Tim Yakteen5th San Felipe (G2)
Jace's Road  65-1110-1Brad Cox5th Southwest (G3)
Shopper's Revenge100-1110-1Steve Asmussen2nd alw OC at OP
Dubyuhnell100-1125-1Danny Gargan8th Sam F. Davis (G3)
Harlocap125-1 Steve Asmussen6th Risen Star (G2)
Lugan Knight 150-1Michael McCarthy7th Gotham (G3)
Wildatlanticstorm150-1 Ray Ashford1st Springboard Mile
Bourbon Bash175-1 D. Wayne Lukas5th Rebel (G2)
Classic Catch125-1175-1Todd Pletcher1st alw OC at GP
Crupi100-1175-1Todd Pletcher7th Risen Star (G2)
Demolition Duke175-1 Brad Cox2nd alw OC at FG
Funtastic Again 175-1Wesley Ward1st Leonatus (AW) at TP
Giant Mischief  60-1175-1Brad Cox6th Rebel (G2)
Hayes Strike 175-1Kenny McPeek1st Private Terms
Kangaroo Court (g)125-1175-1Tim Yakteen1st alw OC at SA
Major Dude150-1175-1Todd Pletcher1st Kitten's Joy (G3, turf)
Point Proven100-1175-1Todd Pletcher3rd alw OC at GP
Powerful175-1 Steve Asmussen9th Rebel (G2)
Protégé175-1 Ron Moquett3rd alw OC at OP
Airtime 200-1Robertino Diodoro1st alw OC at OP
Arabian Lion110-1200-1Tim Yakteen4th Robert B. Lewis (G3)
Arctic Arrogance150-1200-1Linda Rice2nd Withers (G3)
Banishing  50-1200-1Brendan Walsh5th alw OC at FG
Bo Cruz 200-1Al Stall Jr.1st MSW at FG
Continuar 200-1Yoshito Yahagi5th Saudi Derby (G3)
Derma Sotogake 200-1Hidetaka Otonashi3rd Saudi Derby (G3)
General Jim135-1200-1Shug McGaughey1st Swale (G3)
Gun Pilot125-1200-1Steve Asmussen7th Rebel (G2)
Mandarin Hero 200-1Terunobu Fujita2nd Kumotori
Tapit Shoes125-1200-1Brad Cox3rd alw OC at FG
Two Eagles River150-1200-1Chris Hartman1st alw OC at OP
Denington 225-1Kenny McPeek1st alw OC at FG
Eyeing Clover 225-1Brad Cox4th Gotham (G3)
Fort Warren125-1225-1Brittany Russell3rd San Vicente (G2)
Mendelssohns March 225-1Kenny McPeek1st alw OC at OP
Mr. Ripple110-1225-1Saffie Joseph Jr.2nd alw OC at GP
Uncle Jake 225-1Brittany Russell1st MSW at LRL
Arthur's Ride125-1250-1Bill Mott1st MSW at GP
Bromley150-1250-1Paulo Lobo3rd Battaglia Mem. (AW)
Carmel Road 250-1Tim Yakteen8th Gotham (G3)
First Defender175-1250-1Steve Asmussen3rd alw OC at FG
General Banker150-1250-1Jimmy Ferraro3rd Gotham (G3)
Giroovin 250-1Genaro García5th Riley Allison Derby
Invulnerable 250-1Joe Sharp1st alw at FG
Prairie Hawk 250-1Saffie Joseph Jr.4th Tampa Bay Derby (G3)
Shadow Dragon 250-1Bill Mott5th Fountain of Youth (G2)
Jungfrau150-1275-1Bill Mott6th Withers (G3)
Neural Network 275-1Chad Brown1st Gander
Recruiter 275-1Cathal Lynch11th Gotham (G3)
Event Detail 300-1Paulo Lobo10th Rebel (G2)
Genius Jimmy 300-1Michael McCarthy8th San Felipe (G2)
Lord Miles150-1300-1Saffie Joseph Jr.5th Tampa Bay Derby (G3)
Single Ruler 300-1Keith Desormeaux5th Risen Star (G2)
Uncorrelated 300-1Chad Brown12th Gotham (G3)
Wadsworth (g) 300-1Brad Cox1st alw OC (AW) at TP
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