2023 Kentucky Derby Post Positions, Entries, Odds and Predictions: Skinner

2023 Kentucky Derby Post Positions,Entries Odds and Predictions: Skinner

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

By US Racing Staff

A game third in the Santa Anita Derby (G1) despite being bumped at the start and in the stretch, Skinner is an intriguing Kentucky Derby (G1) starter.

The John Shirreffs-trained colt earned 30 Derby qualifying points in that race to boost his total to 45 and get him into the field last week. Skinner finished just over a half-length behind the winner, Practical Move, with Mandarin Hero (JPN) second.

Juan Hernandez has the call, giving Santa Anita’s leading rider since 2020 his first Derby mount. Hall of Famer Victor Espinoza was the colt’s regular rider but has struggled this year and a change was made.

“Skinner ran great in the Santa Anita Derby and If you like (winner) Practical Move you have to like this horse as he only got beat a half-length,” Hernandez’s agent Craig O’Bryan said. “I think he has a super chance in the Kentucky Derby.”

Prior to the Santa Anita Derby, he ran third in the San Felipe (G3) behind Practical Move and Geaux Rocket Ride.

Skinner has only a maiden win in six starts, on Feb. 12 at Santa Anita, but will be a long shot worthy of closer examination.

The colt posted his final pre-Derby workout at Santa Anita on April 29, going 6 furlongs in 1:14.00.

2023 Kentucky Derby Entries: Skinner

Post position: 9

Odds: 20-1

Trainer: John Shirreffs

Jockey: Juan Hernandez

Owner: C R K Stable LLC (Lee and Susan Searing)

Career record: 6-1-0-2

Career earnings: $216,300

Derby qualifying points: 45

Best Equibase speed figure: 104

Pedigree: Curlin-Winding Way, by Malibu Moon

Color: Bay

Running style: Closer

Notes: Hernandez, from Veracruz, Mexico, dominated the recent Santa Anita meet with 63 winners – more than double the winners for runner-up Flavien Prat … Skinner was purchased for $510,000 at Ocala Breeders spring sale of 2-year-olds in training … This will be the sixth Derby starter for Shirreffs, who sent of Giacomo to win at 50-1 odds in 2005 … Skinner moved into the field of 20 after Wild On Ice was sustained a fatal injury last week at Churchill Downs.

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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