Kentucky Derby 5/6/23 - Horse Racing Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 05/03/2023 at 12:21 PM ET

Kentucky Derby 5/6/23 - Horse Racing Picks & Predictions

The Kentucky Derby is set to kick off the Triple Crown races on Saturday. The race is set to start at 6:57 PM EST and has 20 horses in the field with 3 alternatives in the mix as well. Here is a full preview of the Kentucky Derby along with the best betting pick for the Kentucky Derby.

Hit Show 30-1

Hit Show is trained by Brad H. Cox and is ridden by Manuel Franco. In his career Hit show has 5 starts with 3 wins and a second place finish. In 2023 Hit Show has 2 starts with a first and a second place finish. 

Verifying 15-1

Verifying is coming in with Brad H. Cox as the trainer as well and Tyler Gaffalione as the jockey. The career mark for Verifying is 6 starts with 2 wins and a second place finish. The 2023 season has seen Verifying with 3 starts and a first and second place finish. 

Two Phils 12-1

Two Phils has Larry Rivelli as the trainer and Jarrett Loveberry as the jockey. The horse has 8 career starts with 4 wins a second and a third place finish. In 2023 Two Phils has 3 starts with a finish in each of the podium positions.

Confidence Game 20-1

Confidence Game is trained by J. Keith Desormeaux and has James Graham as the jockey. The career mark for Confidence Game is 7 starts with 3 first a second and a 2 third place finishes. Confidence Game in 2023 has 2 starts with a win and a third place finish.

Tapit Trice 5-1

Tapit Trice is coming in with Todd A Pletcher as the trainer and Luis Saez as the jockey. The career mark for Tapit Trice is 5 starts with 4 wins and a third place finish. The 2023 mark for Tapit Trice is 3 starts with 3 wins.

Kingsbarns 12-1

Kingsbarns is coming in with Todd A Pletcher as the trainer and Jose L. Ortiz as the jockey. The career mark for Kingsbarns is 3 starts with 3 wins. Those are the exact same stats that Kingsbarns has for 2023 as well.

Reincarnate 50-1

Reincarnate is coming in with Tm Yakteen as the trainer and the jockey is John. R. Velazquez. the career mark for the horse is 7 starts with 2 first, 3 seconds and 2 third place finishes. The 2023 mark is 3 starts with a win and 2 third place finishes.

Mage 15-1

Mage comes here with Gustavo Delgado as the trainer and the jockey is Javier Castellano. The career mark for Mage is 3 starts with a first and a second place finish. Those same stats reflect what Mage has done in 2023 as well.

Skinner 20-1

Skinner heads to the race with John A. Shirreffs as the trainer and Juan J. Hernandez as the jockey. The career mark is 6 starts with a win and 3 third place finishes. The 2023 mark is 3 starts with a win and 2 third place finishes.

Practical Move 10-1

Practical Move is coming in with Tim Yakteen as the trainer and Ramon A. Vazquez as the jockey. The horse has 7 career starts with 4 wins, a second and 2 third place finishes. The 2023 stats for Practical Move is 2 starts with 2 wins. 

Disarm 30-1

Disarm is coming in with Steven M. Asmussen as the trainer and Joel Rosario as the jockey. The career mark for Disarm is 5 starts with a first and then 2 finishes in each of second and third place. In 2023 Disarm has managed to get 3 starts with a second and a third place finish.

Jace’s Road 15-1

Jace’s Road is coming in with Brad H. Cox as the trainer and Florentine Geroux as the jockey on the horse. The career mark for Jace’s Road is 6 starts with 2 first and 2 third place finishes. The 2023 mark is 2 starts with the best finish being in 3rd place.

Sun Thunder 50-1

Sun Thunder is trained by Kenneth G. McPeek and has Brian Joseph Hernandez Jr. as the jockey. The horse has 6 career starts with a lone finish in each podium spot. The 2023 mark is 4 starts with a finish in second place. 

Angels of Empire 8-1

Angels of Empire is coming in with Brad H. Cox as the trainer and Flavian Prat as the jockey. The career marks for Angels of Empire is 6 starts with a total of 4 wins and a second place. The 2023 mark is 3 starts with 2 wins and a second place finish. 

Forte 3-1

Forte is coming in with Todd A. Pletcher as the trainer and Irad Ortiz Jr. as the jockey. The career mark is 7 starts with 6 wins. The 2023 mark for Forte is 2 starts with 2 wins. 

Raise Cain 50-1

Raise Cain is coming in with Ben Colebrook as the trainer and Gerardo Corrales as the jockey. The career mark for Raise Cain is 7 starts with 2 first and then a finish in second and third each. The 2023 mark is 3 starts with a lone win.

Derma Sotogake 10-1

Derma Sotogake is coming from Japan an is trained by Hidetaka Otonashi and the jockey is Christophe Lemaire. The career mark for Derma Sotogake is 8 starts with 4 wins and 2 third place finishes. The 2023 mark is 2 starts with a win and a third place finish.

Rocket Can 15-1

Rocket Can is coming in with William I. Mott as the trainer and Junior Alvarado as the jockey. The career mark for Rocket Can is 7 starts with 2 first and second place finishes. The 2023 mark is 3 starts with a first and a second place finish.

Lord Miles 30-1

Lord Miles is heading to the race with Saffie A. Joseph Jr as the trainer and Paco Lopez as the jockey. The career mark for Lord Miles is 5 starts with 2 wins and a third place finish. The 2023 mark is 4 starts with a win and a third place finish.

Continuar 50-1

Continuar is coming in with Yoshito Yahagi as the trainer and Ryusei Sakai as the jockey. The career mark is 5 starts with 2 wins a second and third place finish. However, the 2023 mark is 2 starts with the highest finish being in third place.

The Kentucky Derby has a lot of hopefuls in the race this year. However, the best bet will not be on the favorite to win. In fact, we believe that the winner of the race will most likely be Tapit Trice. Tapit Trice has a good jockey and trainer combination, but also has run really well recently and that will help the horse get the win here. Kentucky Derby Best Bet Prediction, Tapit Trice.

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