Kentucky Derby odds: Weekend winners shake up Vegas futures

Kentucky Derby odds: Weekend winners shake up Vegas futures
Photo: Caesars Entertainment

Forte, Tapit Trice and Practical Move remained the big three in Nevada futures betting for Kentucky Derby 2023. Two winners of major prep races Saturday moved into their neighborhood.

Kingsbarns, who led 11 rivals from gate to wire in the Louisiana Derby (G2), shortened from 35-1 to a 16-1 best price among the three Las Vegas shops booking fixed-odds bets for the May 6 classic at Churchill Downs.

Two Phil’s, the winner of the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) at Turfway Park, had his best price cut from 80-1 to 25-1.

Oddsmakers differed on how to handle UAE Derby (G2) victor Derma Sotogake. The colt who led Japan’s superfecta sweep at Meydan opened Sunday at 100-1 at Caesars Sportsbook before being bet down to 40-1. He started at 10-1 at the Westgate SuperBook, and he shortened from 200-1 to 25-1 at Circa Sports.

Wild On Ice, the 35-1 upset winner Sunday in the Sunland Park Derby (G3), opened at 60-1 at the Westgate but was not listed at the other two books.

Forte, who will be heavily favored Saturday to win the Florida Derby (G1), drifted from 3-1 to 7-2 at the Westgate. He held firm at 3-1 at Caesars and Circa.

Las Vegas will share the futures stage with the nationwide pari-mutuels being run one last time this season. Pool 6 of Churchill Downs’ Kentucky Derby Future Wager, with 39 individual options and an all-others mutuel field, opens Friday and closes Sunday.

The total number of horses available to Derby bettors in Las Vegas dropped from 102 late last week to 76 on Sunday night. They are shown here from Caesars, Circa and the Westgate in order of their best prices in bold type:

Kentucky Derby 2023CaesarsCircaWGLast race
Forte    3-1    3-1    7-21st Fountain of Youth (G2)
Tapit Trice    8-1    6-1    6-11st Tampa Bay Derby (G3)
Practical Move  10-1  10-1  14-11st San Felipe (G2)
Kingsbarns  14-1  16-1  14-11st Louisiana Derby (G2)
Two Phil's  25-1  18-1  20-11st Jeff Ruby (G3, AW)
Geaux Rocket Ride  22-1  23-1  30-12nd San Felipe (G2)
Reincarnate  18-1  23-1  30-13rd Rebel (G2)
Confidence Game  22-1  35-1  30-11st Rebel (G2)
Hit Show  30-1  35-1  30-11st Withers (G3)
Red Route One  20-1  35-1  30-12nd Rebel (G2)
Disarm  38-1  30-1  30-12nd Louisiana Derby (G2)
Awesome Strong  40-1  1st Florida Sire In Reality
Derma Sotogake  40-1  25-1  10-11st UAE Derby (G2)
Dreamlike   40-1 2nd MSW at GP
National Treasure  15-1  34-1  40-13rd Sham (G3)
Verifying  22-1  40-1  40-14th Rebel (G2)
Angel of Empire  40-1  50-1  40-11st Risen Star (G2)
Instant Coffee  50-1  45-1  40-16th Louisiana Derby (G2)
Rocket Can  32-1  50-1  30-12nd Fountain of Youth (G2)
Skinner  38-1  56-1  40-13rd San Felipe (G2)
Wild On Ice (g)    60-11st Sunland Park Derby (G3)
Wildatlanticstorm    60-11st Springboard Mile
Blazing Sevens  35-1  65-1  50-18th Fountain of Youth (G2)
Major Dude  65-1  50-1  30-12nd Jeff Ruby (G3, AW)
Raise Cain  50-1  70-1  40-11st Gotham (G3)
Sun Thunder  75-1  45-1 5th Louisiana Derby (G2)
Continuar   90-1 3rd UAE Derby (G2)
Dura Erede   90-1  25-12nd UAE Derby (G2)
Bishops Bay100-1100-1 1st alw OC at FG
Classic Legacy  90-1100-1100-13rd Tampa Bay Derby (G3)
Cyclone Mischief  50-1100-1  60-13rd Fountain of Youth (G2)
Jace's Road  50-1  70-1100-13rd Louisiana Derby (G2)
Mage  75-1100-1  60-14th Fountain of Youth (G2)
Mr. Peeks  100-12nd MSW at GP
Slip Mahoney  85-1100-1  80-12nd Gotham (G3)
Victory Formation  50-1100-1  80-19th Risen Star (G2)
Classic Car Wash110-1100-1  50-12nd Tampa Bay Derby (G3)
Fort Bragg100-1125-1100-15th San Felipe (G2)
Mandarin Hero 130-1  60-12nd Kumotori
Gun Pilot135-1  7th Rebel (G2)
Mo Strike135-1  4th Hopeful (G1)
Airtime150-1135-1 1st alw OC at OP
Congruent150-1100-1 6th Jeff Ruby (G3, AW)
Crupi100-1150-1 7th Risen Star (G2)
Gulfport150-1  3rd Champagne (G1)
Scoobie Quando 150-1  80-12nd Battaglia Mem. (AW)
Two Eagles River150-1100-1100-11st alw OC at OP
Bourbon Bash175-1  5th Rebel (G2)
Jungfrau150-1175-1 6th Withers (G3)
Carmel Road  200-18th Gotham (G3)
Classic Catch150-1200-1 1st alw OC at GP
Dubyuhnell  75-1125-1200-18th Sam F. Davis (G3)
Funtastic Again 100-1200-13rd Jeff Ruby (G3, AW)
Harlocap125-1200-1 6th Risen Star (G2)
Kangaroo Court (g)135-1200-1200-11st alw OC at SA
Lugan Knight 200-1 7th Gotham (G3)
Mr. Ripple135-1175-1200-12nd alw OC at GP
Shopper's Revenge 200-1 4th Louisiana Derby (G2)
Wadsworth (g) 200-1 4th Jeff Ruby (G3, AW)
Arabian Lion110-1225-1 4th Robert B. Lewis (G3)
Banishing  50-1250-1 5th alw OC at FG
Eyeing Clover 250-1200-14th Gotham (G3)
General Banker150-1250-1200-13rd Gotham (G3)
Giant Mischief 250-1  60-16th Rebel (G2)
Shadow Dragon 250-1 5th Fountain of Youth (G2)
Tapit Shoes135-1250-1100-13rd alw OC at FG
Arctic Arrogance150-1250-1300-12nd Withers (G3)
Bromley200-1300-1 3rd Battaglia Mem. (AW)
Chase the Chaos (g)  300-17th San Felipe (G2)
Event Detail 300-1 10th Rebel (G2)
Fort Warren125-1250-1300-13rd San Vicente (G2)
General Jim 300-1100-11st Swale (G3)
Genius Jimmy 300-1 8th San Felipe (G2)
Hayes Strike 300-1 1st Private Terms
Lord Miles175-1300-1 5th Tampa Bay Derby (G3)
Prairie Hawk 300-1200-14th Tampa Bay Derby (G3)
(g) gelding   

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