- Kingsbarns odds to win the Kentucky Derby have gone from +1400 to +800 over the last month.
- Including Kingsbarns, Todd Pletcher is the trainer for the top three Kentucky Derby favorites for 2023.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The 2023 Kentucky Derby is only a month away and Kingsbarns has become the horse with the second shortest odds to win the race. Tied at +800 odds with Tapit Trice, Kingsbarns had +1400 odds at the end of March.
2023 Kentucky Derby Odds
- Forte +325
- Kingsbarns +800
- Tapit Trice +800
- Angel Of Empire +1000
- Practical Move +1000
- Two Phil's +1200
- Derma Sotogake +1800
- Geaux Rocket Ride +1800
- Mage +1800
- Hit Show +2500
- National Treasure +2500
- Confidence Game +3000
Kingsbarns has gone 3-0, creating the most buzz by dominating the Louisiana Derby as the second favorite with +450 pre-race odds. While this has played part in his odds growing shorter for the Kentucky Derby at online sportsbooks, Forte is still the favorite to win with +325 odds.
Forte has been at the top of the odds boards for the Kentucky Derby since the odds were released for the first Triple Crown event of the year and he has been the favorite since mid-March.
Betting on Todd Pletcher for the 2023 Kentucky Derby
Forte, Kingsbarns, and Tapit Trice share the commonality of being trained by Todd Pletcher.
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Pletcher has two career Kentucky Derby wins in his pocket from 2010 and the most recent in 2017. He has also shown he can still win at the Triple Crown level, after guiding Mo Donegal to a 2022 Belmont Stakes win with the second best pre-race odds at +250.
For the 2023 Kentucky Derby, four total horses are competing that have Pletcher as the trainer. Within the next couple of weeks, online Kentucky Derby sportsbooks will have odds for betting on Pletcher to be the winning trainer for the event. With the top three current favorites to win being trained by Pletcher, this is one of the best future bets for the race.
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