2023 Kentucky Derby Post Positions, Entries, Odds and Predictions: Practical Move

2023 Kentucky Derby Post Positions, Entries, Odds and Predictions: Practical Move

With Bob Baffert banned from competing in the Derby for the second year in a row, Tim Yakteen was the recipient of several promising 3-year-olds transferred to his barn by the Hall of Fame trainer.

Practical Move, however, is not one of them – he’s been trained by Yakteen from the get-go. He comes into the Run for the Roses as the West Coast’s top contender. The colt hung on gamely in nosing out Mandarin Hero (JPN) in the Santa Anita Derby (G1) to notch his spot in the Kentucky Derby (G1).

Yakeen did receiver one of Baffert’s top 3-year-olds in Reincarnate, who will also run in the Derby.

Last week, Practical Move, who brings a three-race win streak into the Derby – he also won the Los Alamitos Futurity (G2) in December and the San Felipe (G2) in March – worked 4 furlongs in 47 seconds at Santa Anita.

2023 Kentucky Derby Contenders: Practical Move

Post position: 10

Odds: 10-1

Trainer: Tim Yakteen

Jockey: Ramon Vazquez

Owner: Leslie A. Amestoy, Pierre Amestoy, Jr., Roger Beasley

Career record: 7-4-1-2

Career earnings: $884,200

Derby qualifying points: 160 (2nd)

Best Equibase speed figure: 108

Pedigree: Practical Joke-Ack Naughty, by Afleet Alex

Color: Bay

Running Style: Stalker

Notes: A year ago, Yakeen took on two of Baffert’s trainees in the Derby, with disappointing results — Taiba ran 12th and Messier 15th … Yakeen was a former assistant for Baffert. Since Churchill Downs banned Baffert for two years after Medina Spirit was DQ’d from his 2021 first-place finish for a medication violation, Yakeen has taken on several of his mentor’s top 3-year-olds … Practical Move has never finished out of the money in seven starts for Yakeen, who has been training on his own for 20 years … Vazquez will ride in his second Derby – he was 13th aboard Mr. Z in 2015.

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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