Ky. Derby odds: Angel of Empire leads movers among 210 horses

Ky. Derby odds: Angel of Empire leads movers among 210 horses

Angel of Empire crashed the Kentucky Derby 2023 party Saturday night, and his victory at Fair Grounds in the Grade 2 Risen Star generated plenty of steam in the Las Vegas futures market.

Listed at only one sportsbook last week at 225-1, the Classic Empire colt trained by Brad Cox shortened during the weekend to a best price of 50-1, his opening odds at Caesars Sportsbook. Circa Sports cut him to 25-1. In contrast, Angel of Empire closed last week at 112-1 in pool 4 of the pari-mutuel Kentucky Derby Future Wager run by Churchill Downs.

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The momentum was decidedly different for Hoosier Philly. As a 2-5 favorite she finished third in the Rachel Alexandra (G2), a rude awakening for connections and horseplayers who harbored dreams of her beating the boys. The previously undefeated filly by Into Mischief drifted from 25-1 to 50-1 in the Derby futures at Caesars. At Circa she was dropped entirely after being priced last week at 32-1. Hoosier Philly closed at 11-1 last Sunday in the KDFW.

Arabian Knight, who may be assigned soon to a new trainer, still was the consensus Derby favorite Monday morning, although Circa pushed his odds from plus 750 to plus 800, or 8-1. Caesars held the Southwest (G3) winner steady at 6-1.

Since Bob Baffert lost a court fight last week to restore his eligibility at Churchill Downs, owner Amr Zedan was expected to transfer Arabian Knight to another stable before a Feb. 28 deadline that was written into the 2023 Derby rules. Five prospects from the Baffert stable already have been moved or nominated in the names of other trainers for Derby points preps.

Caesars and Circa each listed 155 Derby options and added four since last week, but their lists were not identical. Circa dropped 35 names from its futures. Caesars cut the odds for 17 horses and drifted them for 19. Circa shortened 32 prices and went longer with 49.

Between the two sportsbooks, 210 horses were listed Monday in the Kentucky Derby futures in Nevada. They are listed here in order of their best odds shown in bold:

Kentucky Derby 2023CaesarsCircaTrainerLast race
Arabian Knight    6-1    8-1Bob Baffert1st Southwest (G3)
Forte    9-1    8-1Todd Pletcher1st Breeders' Cup Juvenile
Tapit Trice  15-1  13-1Todd Pletcher1st alw OC at GP
Extra Añejo  15-1 Steve Asmussen1st MSW at KEE
Instant Coffee  16-1  17-1Brad Cox1st Lecomte (G3)
Faustin  16-1  20-1Bob Baffert2nd San Vicente (G2)
Loggins  20-1 Brad Cox2nd Breeders' Futurity (G1)
Cave Rock  12-1  25-1Bob Baffert2nd Breeders' Cup Juvenile
National Treasure  20-1  25-1Bob Baffert3rd Sham (G3)
Verifying  30-1  28-1Brad Cox1st alw OC at OP
Blazing Sevens  28-1  30-1Chad Brown4th Breeders' Cup Juvenile
Hejazi  30-1  32-1Tim Yakteen1st MSW at SA
Geaux Rocket Ride  35-1  30-1Richard Mandella1st MSW at SA
Havnameltdown  35-1 Bob Baffert1st San Vicente (G2)
Signator  35-1 Shug McGaughey1st MSW at BAQ
Expect More   40-1Todd Pletcher3rd MSW at GP
Awesome Strong  40-1 Jorge Delgado1st Florida Sire In Reality
Angel of Empire  50-1  25-1Brad Cox1st Risen Star (G2)
Kingsbarns  50-1  40-1Todd Pletcher1st alw OC at TAM
Giant Mischief  26-1  50-1Brad Cox2nd Springboard Mile
Litigate  32-1  50-1Todd Pletcher1st Sam F. Davis (G3)
Reincarnate  35-1  50-1Tim Yakteen1st Sham (G3)
Hoosier Philly (f)  50-1 Tom Amoss3rd Rachel Alexandra (G2)
Disarm  50-1  55-1Steve Asmussen2nd alw OC at OP
Hit Show  40-1  55-1Brad Cox1st Withers (G3)
Two Phil's  60-1  45-1Larry Rivelli3rd Risen Star (G2)
Dreamlike   60-1Todd Pletcher2nd MSW at GP
Red Route One  65-1  30-1Steve Asmussen2nd Southwest (G3)
Worcester  65-1  70-1Bob Baffert3rd Robert B. Lewis (G3)
Tapit's Conquest  75-1  30-1Brad Cox4th Risen Star (G2)
Point Proven  75-1  50-1Todd Pletcher4th alw OC at TAM
Cyclone Mischief  75-1  60-1Dale Romans7th Holy Bull (G3)
Practical Move  65-1  75-1Tim Yakteen1st Los Al Futurity (G2)
Spun Intended  75-1 Mark GlattDNF Sham (G3)
Rocket Can  80-1  45-1Bill Mott1st Holy Bull (G3)
Banishing  50-1  80-1Brendan Walsh5th alw OC at FG
Victory Formation  85-1  40-1Brad Cox9th Risen Star (G2)
Gun Pilot  85-1  80-1Steve Asmussen1st alw OC at OP
Everso Mischievous   85-1Brad Cox2nd MSW at AQU
Two Eagles River   85-1Chris Hartman1st alw OC at OP
Mage  75-1  90-1Gustavo Delgado1st MSW at GP
Arabian Lion100-1100-1Tim Yakteen4th Robert B. Lewis (G3)
Confidence Game  65-1100-1Keith Desormeaux3rd Lecomte (G3)
Corona Bolt  75-1100-1Brad Cox6th Southwest (G3)
Eyeing Clover 100-1Brad Cox1st alw OC at FG
Jace's Road  75-1100-1Brad Cox5th Southwest (G3)
Slip Mahoney100-1100-1Brad Cox1st MSW at AQU
Sun Thunder100-1  45-1Kenny McPeek2nd Risen Star (G2)
Crupi100-1  50-1Todd Pletcher7th Risen Star (G2)
Skinner100-1  70-1John Shirreffs1st MSW at SA
Forbidden Secret100-1 Todd Pletcher1st alw OC at KEE
Honed100-1 Kenny McPeek6th Street Sense (G3)
Mo Strike100-1 Brad Cox4th Hopeful (G1)
Curly Jack110-1  60-1Tom Amoss8th Risen Star (G2)
Cagliostro 125-1Cherie DeVaux2nd alw OC at FG
Echo Again  75-1125-1Steve AsmussenDNF Lecomte (G3)
General Jim125-1125-1Shug McGaughey1st Swale (G3)
Lord Miles125-1125-1Saffie Joseph Jr.6th Holy Bull (G3)
Post Time100-1125-1Brittany Russell1st Maryland Juvenile
Shadow Dragon125-1125-1Bill Mott2nd Holy Bull (G3)
Dubyuhnell100-1150-1Danny Gargan8th Sam F. Davis (G3)
Bishops Bay125-1  85-1Brad Cox1st MSW at FG
Capture the Flag125-1 Shug McGaughey1st MSW at SAR
Damon's Mound125-1 Michelle Lovell6th Iroquois (G3)
Frank's Honor125-1 Kenny McPeek1st MSW at CD
Lost Ark125-1 Todd PletcherDNF Breeders' Cup Juvenile
Owen's Leap125-1 Tom Amoss2nd Bashford Manor
Tahoma125-1 Doug O'Neill11th DMR Juv. Turf (G3)
Massimo135-1 Bob Baffert1st MSW at DMR
First Defender150-1125-1Steve Asmussen4th alw OC at FG
Arthur's Ride125-1150-1Bill Mott1st MSW at GP
Classic Legacy100-1150-1Bill Mott4th Sam F. Davis (G3)
Funtastic Again 150-1Wesley Ward1st Leonatus at TP
Gulfport100-1150-1Steve Asmussen3rd Champagne (G1)
Single Ruler 150-1Keith Desormeaux5th Risen Star (G2)
Speed Boat Beach  75-1150-1Bob Baffert1st Cecil B. DeMille (G3)
Tapit Shoes100-1150-1Brad Cox3rd alw OC at FG
Shopper's Revenge150-1  75-1Steve Asmussen2nd alw OC at OP
Bourbon Spirit150-1 Brad Cox9th alw OC at KEE
Carmel Road150-1 Tim Yakteen2nd Los Al Futurity (G2)
Donegal Surges150-1 Todd Pletcher4th Sleepy Hollow
Gandolfini150-1 Bob Baffert4th American Pharoah (G1)
Gold Magic150-1 Kevin Attard1st MSW at GP
Heroic Move150-1 Brad Cox1st MSW at OP
Kingdom Heart150-1 Carlos Muñoz1st MSW at GP
Phileas Fogg150-1 Michael Stidham1st MSW at FG
Quick Hammer150-1 Brad Cox5th Bowman Mill
Stud Lovin150-1 Mike Maker2nd alw OC at KD
Top Recruit150-1 Mike Maker5th Ed Brown
Tuskegee Airmen150-1 John Servis3rd Remsen (G2)
X Y Point150-1 Saffie Joseph Jr.4th Limehouse
Game Change135-1175-1Shug McGaughey1st MSW at GP
Arman175-1 Peter Miller6th alw OC at OP
B Minor175-1 Kenny McPeek7th alw at CD
Cajun Hope175-1 Michael Yates12th Florida Sire In Reality
Demolition Duke175-1 Brad Cox1st MSW at FG
Jackson Heights175-1 Orlando Noda7th NYSS at AQU
Light Man175-1 Bruce Levine1st MSW at SAR
Straighten Up175-1 Mike Puype6th Speakeasy
Traffic Master175-1 Mark Casse5th alw OC at CD
Arctic Arrogance100-1200-1Linda Rice2nd Withers (G3)
Denington 200-1Kenny McPeek1st alw OC at FG
Fort Bragg125-1200-1Bob Baffert3rd Los Al Futurity (G2)
Fort Warren  75-1200-1Brittany Russell3rd San Vicente (G2)
Harlocap125-1200-1Steve Asmussen6th Risen Star (G2)
Mr Fisk  90-1200-1Bob Baffert1st MSW at SA
Mr. Ripple  60-1200-1Saffie Joseph Jr.3rd alw OC at GP
Please Be Nice 200-1Bill Mott1st MSW at AQU
Ringside 200-1Todd Pletcher3rd MSW at TAM
Rudder's Men125-1200-1Todd Pletcher5th alw OC at GP
Uncorrelated125-1200-1Chad Brown1st MSW at AQU
Wildatlanticstorm100-1200-1Ray Ashford1st Springboard Mile
Agency200-1 Mark Glatt8th Del Mar Futurity (G1)
American Blaze200-1 Ben Colebrook6th alw OC at TP
Divemaster200-1 Wayne Catalano1st MSW at CD
Full Moon Madness200-1 Michelle Nevin4th Heft
Gran Slash200-1 Víctor Barboza Jr.2nd alw at GP
Old Alliance200-1 Michael Stidham6th Gun Runner
Roman Giant200-1 Steve Asmussen9th Clever Trevor
Tres Soles200-1 Steve Asmussen3rd alw OC (turf) at HOU
General Banker 225-1Jimmy Ferraro3rd Withers (G3)
Legacy Isle135-1225-1Rohan Crichton4th Holy Bull (G3)
Shesterkin100-1225-1Todd Pletcher2nd alw OC at GP
Canarsie225-1 Todd Pletcher9th Sleepy Hollow
Ari Gold 250-1Todd Pletcher1st Pulpit
Bromley150-1250-1Paulo Lobo5th Lecomte (G3)
Classic Car Wash 250-1Mark Casse3rd Sam F. Davis (G3)
Continuar 250-1Yoshito Yahagi1st Cattleya
Derma Sotogake 250-1Hidetaka Otonashi1st Nisai Yushun
Frosted Departure125-1250-1Kenny McPeek3rd Southwest (G3)
Groveland 250-1Eoin Harty2nd Sam F. Davis (G3)
Kangaroo Court (g)150-1250-1Tim Yakteen1st MSW at DMR
Neural Network 250-1Chad Brown4th Jerome
New York Thunder 250-1Jorge Delgado1st alw OC at GP
Sgt. Pepper 250-1Todd Pletcher 6th MSW at GP
Zydeceaux 250-1Ramón Minguet5th Sam F. Davis (G3)
Blame It On Daddy250-1 Tom Albertrani7th Sleepy Hollow
Congruent250-1 Antonio Sano6th Kitten's Joy (turf)
Hard to Handle (g)250-1 David Fawkes4th alw OC at GP
Roan Burgundy250-1 Brittany Russell3rd alw OC at LRL
Rolling On250-1 Rohan Crichton6th alw at GP
This Run's for You250-1 Kathleen O'Connell2nd alw OC at TAM
Jungfrau125-1275-1Bill Mott6th Withers (G3)
Aaraj250-1300-1José D'Angelo5th Swale (G3)
Armstrong 300-1Mark Casse6th Pasco
Baby Billy 300-1Jack Sisterson1st MSW (turf) at GP
Bourbon Bash150-1300-1D. Wayne Lukas2nd alw OC at OP
Case 300-1Jonathan Thomas3rd MSW at GP
Champions Dream150-1300-1Danny Gargan11th Sam F. Davis (G3)
Chase the Chaos (g)110-1300-1Ed Moger1st El Camino Real Derby
Circling the Drain (g) 300-1Brittany Russell2nd alw OC at LRL
Clubhouse 300-1Todd Pletcher2nd Jimmy Winkfield
Coffeewithchris 300-1John Salzman Jr.1st Miracle Wood
Determinedly135-1300-1Mark Casse14th Risen Star (G2)
Dreaming of Kona 300-1Aldana Spieth7th Sam F. Davis (G3)
Emperor's Appeal250-1300-1Brian Lynch5th alw OC at GP
Freedom Road 300-1Greg Sacco1st alw OC at TAM
Gilmore135-1300-1Bob Baffert2nd El Camino Real Derby
Giroovin 300-1Genaro García5th Riley Allison Derby
Giver Not a Taker150-1300-1Peter Miller2nd Cal Cup Derby
Howgreatisnate 300-1Andy Simoff1st Future Stars
Jackstown100-1300-1Bob Baffert1st MSW at DMR
Joking Way 300-1Steve Asmussen1st alw OC at OP
Lugan Knight100-1300-1Michael McCarthy1st Jerome
Major Dude175-1300-1Todd Pletcher1st Kitten's Joy (turf)
Midnight Trouble250-1300-1Anthony Pecoraro6th Heft
Prairie Hawk 300-1Saffie Joseph Jr.9th Sam F. Davis (G3)
Prince of Jericho200-1300-1Brittany Russell2nd Miracle Wood
Private Creed 300-1Steve Asmussen12th Risen Star (G2)
Recruiter 300-1Cathal Lynch1st Parx Juvenile
Rocket and Roll 300-1Brad Cox3rd MSW at OP
Silver Heist175-1300-1Steve Asmussen11th Risen Star (G2)
Sonoran 300-1Bob Baffert2nd MSW at SA
Sully 300-1John Shirreffs3rd MSW at SA
Summonyourcourage 300-1Todd Pletcher3rd MSW at GP
Ten Days Later 300-1Kenny McPeek6th Smarty Jones
Yellow Brick 300-1Richard Mandella3rd MSW at SA
Tap in Formation300-1 Wayne Catalano6th alw OC at LRL
Tigre300-1 Roger Laurin7th Juvenile
Andiamo a Firenze200-1350-1Kelly Breen4th Withers (G3)
Passarando (g) 350-1Steve Specht4th El Camino Real Derby
Run Cory Run 350-1Saffie Joseph Jr.1st MSW at TAM
Swirvin250-1350-1Saffie Joseph Jr.1st MSW at GP
Turbo125-1350-1Juan Alvarado2nd Limehouse
Two of a Kind150-1350-1Brian Lynch3rd Swale (G3)
Andthewinneris 400-1Wayne Catalano1st Texas Turf Mile
Classic Catch150-1400-1Todd Pletcher3rd alw OC at TAM
El de Chimi200-1400-1Juan Carlos Ávila6th Parx Juvenile
Ohana Honor 400-1Shug McGaughey4th MSW at AQU
Powerful125-1400-1Steve Asmussen1st Ed Brown
Prove Right 400-1Jim Chapman5th Withers (G3)
Release McCraken 400-1Bret Calhoun1st alw OC at FG
Super Chow135-1400-1Jorge Delgado2nd Swale (G3)
Apocalypso200-1500-1Saffie Joseph Jr.5th Inaugural
Bobby the Tank 500-1Linda Rice3rd OC at AQU
Classical Cat175-1500-1Phil D'Amato1st Eddie Logan
Communication Memo135-1500-1Steve Asmussen7th Smarty Jones
Eyes On the King250-1500-1Mark Casse11th Mucho Macho Man
Freedom Trail 500-1John Terranova8th Ky. Jockey Club (G2)
Hayes Strike 500-1Kenny McPeek9th Leonatus at TP
Hurricane J175-1500-1Paulo Lobo7th Breeders' Cup Juvenile
Il Miracolo 500-1Antonio Sano5th Holy Bull (G3)
Infinite Series 500-1Saffie Joseph Jr.3rd MSW at GP
Invulnerable 500-1Joe Sharp5th alw OC at FG
Judo175-1500-1Brad Cox6th alw OC at OP
Knox150-1500-1Saffie Joseph Jr.6th Inaugural
Natural Harbor 500-1Tom Amoss1st MSW at FG
Protégé150-1500-1Ron Moquett3rd alw OC at OP
Raise Cain175-1500-1Ben Colebrook5th Leonatus at TP
Roll On Big Joe 500-1Bob Hess Jr.1st mdn OC at GP
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