2023 Kentucky Derby Post Positions, Entries, Odds and Predictions: Jace’s Road

2023 Kentucky Derby Post Positions, Entries, Odds and Predictions: Jace’s Road

The 149th Kentucky Derby (G1) presented by Woodford Reserve will be run on Saturday, May 6, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The purse is $3 million, with $1.86 million going to the winner. US Racing is profiling each horse in the field. The post-position draw is Monday, May 1. Profiles will be updated with post positions and odds following the draw.

By US Racing Team

His biggest accomplishment to date has been a victory in the Gun Runner Stakes on Dec. 26. Jace’s Road earned 10 Derby qualifying points in that one, then earned enough points in the Southwest Stakes (G3) and the Louisiana Derby (G3) to gain a spot in the starting gate at Churchill Downs.

He’ll have Florent Geroux aboard, and the son of Quality Road is one of trainer Brad Cox’s four Derby contenders. Those seem to be his best assets, but Cox and the owners, West Point Thoroughbreds and the Allbaugh Family Stable, obviously believe the bay colt is on the improve.

His third in the Louisiana Derby behind Kingsbarns and Disarm (both will line up in the Kentucky Derby) takes him into the race with a 6-2-0-2 career record.

Purchased for $510,000 at the Keeneland year sale, Jace’s Road opened his career with a 6 ¼-length romp at Ellis Park. He ran third in the Iroquois (G3) and eighth in the Street Sense (G3) before his score in the Gun Runner.

2023 Kentucky Derby Contenders: Jace’s Road

Post position: 12

Odds: 15-1

Trainer: Brad Cox

Jockey: Florent Geroux

Owner: West Point Thoroughbreds (Terry Finley), Albaugh Family Stables LLC (Dennis Albaugh)

Career record: 6-2-0-2

Career earnings: $238,050

Derby qualifying points: 45 (19th)

Best Equibase speed figure: 101

Pedigree: Quality Road-Outpost, by Silver Deputy

Color: Bay

Running style: Stalker/front-runner

Notes: Moved into the 20-horse field when Blazing Sevens was declared out … Geroux is 1-for-6 in the Derby – his win came aboard Mandaloun, who finished second but was officially declared the winner after first-place finisher Medina Spirit was DQ’d for a race-day medication violation … Cox, who trained Mandaloun, is 1-for-5 in the Derby.

Kentucky Derby 2023 Odds

PP Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Odds
1 Hit Show Franco Brad H. Cox West, Gary and Mary 30-1
2 Verifying Gaffalione Brad H. Cox Poulin, Jonathan, Westerberg, Magnier, Mrs. John, Smith, Derrick and Tabor, Michael B. 15-1
3 Two Phil’s Loveberry Larry Rivelli Patricia’s Hope LLC and Sagan, Phillip 12-1
4 Conficence Game Graham J. Keith Desormeaux Don’t Tell My Wife Stables 20-1
5 Tapit Trice Saez Todd A. Pletcher Whisper Hill Farm, LLC and Gainesway Stable (Antony Beck) 5-1
6 Kinkngbarns J. Ortiz Todd A. Pletcher Spendthrift Farm LLC 12-1
7 Reincartnate Velazquez Tim Yakteen SF Racing LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables LLC, Masterson, Robert E., Stonestreet Stables LLC, Schoenfarber, Jay A., Waves Edge Capital LLC and Donovan, Catherine 50-1
8 Mage Castellano Gustavo Delgado OGMA Investments, LLC, Restrepo, Ramiro, Sterling Racing LLC and CMNWLTH 15-1
SCR Skinner Hernandez John A. Shirreffs C R K Stable 20-1
SCR Practical Move Vazquez Tim Yakteen Amestoy, Jr., Pierre Jean, Amestoy, Leslie A. and Beasley, Roger K. SCR
9 Disarm Rosario Steven M. Asmussen Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC 30/1
10 Jace’s Road Geroux Brad H. Cox West Point Thoroughbreds and Albaugh Family Stables LLC 15-1
11 Sun Thunder Hernandez Jr Kenneth G. McPeek R.T Racing Stable and Cypress Creek Equine 30-1
12 Angel Of Empire Prat Brad H. Cox Albaugh Family Stables LLC 8-1
13 Forte I. Ortiz JR. Todd A. Pletcher Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable 3-1
14 Raise Can Corrales Ben Colebrook Warren, Andrew and Warren, Rania 15-1
15 Derma Sotogake Lemaire Hidetaka Otonashi Hiroyuki Asanuma 10-1
16 Rocket Can Alvarado William I. Mott Frank Fletcher Racing Operations, Inc. 15-1
SCR Lord Miles Lopez Todd A. Pletcher Vegso Racing Stable 30-1
17 Continuar Sakai Yoshito Yahagi Lion Race Horse Co. Ltd. 50-1
18 Cyclone Mischief J. Rosario D. Romans Albaugh Family Stables LLC and Castleton Lyons. 30-1
19 Mandarin Hero Kazushi Kimura Terunobu Fujita Hiroaki Arai. 20-1
20 King Russell Rafael Bejarano Ron Moquett Jones, Brereton C. and Naber Racing, LLC 50-1
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