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2023 Kentucky Derby Predictions, Picks, Odds, and Betting Preview

2023 Kentucky Derby Predictions, Picks, Odds, and Betting Preview

It’s Triple Crown season again, ladies and gentlemen. It’s time to check out which horses to watch out for in the upcoming 2023 Kentucky Derby. Which horse will win the first leg of the Triple Crown and at Churchill Downs this coming weekend? Check out our prediction along with the favorites, a sleeper, and a long shot below.

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Betting Preview for the Kentucky Derby on May 6, 2023 at the Churchill Downs Race Track

Where: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky USA

When: Saturday, May 6, 2023

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Triple Crown Lines: Odds on a Triple Crown winner in 2023

TV Broadcast: NBC / NBC Sports


Forte (+250)

Forte is getting the most looks among horses expected to race this coming Saturday at Churchill Downs – and for obvious reasons. For one, Forte already has picked up six wins in seven races. Among its many victories to date was at the Grade 1 Florida Derby in April.

Tapit Trice (+450)

Tapit Trice placed just third in its very first start at Aqueduct, but since then, it’s won four consecutive races. It impressed a lot of people with a strong run in last April’s Blue Grass Stakes Grade 1 at Keeneland. It also got the win at the Tampa Bay Derby prior to that.

Practical Move (+1000)

While it doesn’t have the short odds of the likes of Forte and Tapit Trice, Practical Move is nevertheless coming to Churchill Downs with an impressive resume, as it’s on a three-race win streak. In its most recent start, Practical Move won the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby following a win at the San Felipe Grade 2 and Los Alamitos Futurity Grade 2 stakes.


Kingsbarns (+1200)

Here’s what we said about Kingsbarns in our complete preview of the 2023 Kentucky Derby:

Sired by Uncle Mo out of the Tapit mare Lady Tapit, Kingsbarns is coming into the 2023 Kentucky Derby riding a wave of momentum. After all, it has won all of its three races so far in its career. The last time it hit the tracks competitively, Kingsbarns won the Grade 2 Lousiana Derby. Don’t sleep on Kingsbarns.


Lord Miles (+4000)

Lord Miles will go to Churchill Downs just a little over a month since it won the Wood Memorial Grade 2 event at the Aqueduct Racetrack.

Writer’s Prediction

Forte wins the 2023 Kentucky Derby.

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Written by Ryan

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