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2023 Kentucky Derby Favorites: Forte, Tapit Trice & Angel of Empire Lead Most Likely Winners

2023 Kentucky Derby Favorites: Forte, Tapit Trice & Angel of Empire Lead Most Likely Winners article feature image

Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images. Pictured: Trainer Todd Pletcher of Kingsbarns, Forte and Tapit Trice

The 2023 Kentucky Derby starts at 6:57 p.m. ET (NBC) on Saturday at Churchill Downs.

Interestingly, Kentucky Derby odds show one horse as the clear favorite to win tonight’s Triple Crown event, with four more horses holding odds shorter than 10-1.

So, if you’re curious as to which horses are expected to compete for the win, here’s the updated list of the five biggest Kentucky Derby favorites.

Kentucky Derby Favorites

*Odds via as of Saturday morning

Forte (4-1 Odds)

Forte has remained the Kentucky Derby favorite all week, though it’s noteworthy to point out that this price has actually slipped from 3-1 on Monday to 4-1 as of Saturday morning.

Tapit Trice (6-1)

While Forte’s odds have lengthened, Tapit Trice has tightened among Kentucky Derby favorites, moving from 8-1 to 6-1 over the past five days.

Angel of Empire (6-1)

Just like Tapit Trice, Angel of Empire has shortened from 8-1 to 6-1 this week.

Two Phil’s (8-1)

When it come to odds movement among the Kentucky Derby favorite specifically, this is easily the most interesting.

Two Phil’s was way down the odds board at 25-1 five short days ago, but, as you can see, that number has rocketed to 8-1 heading into Saturday night’s race.

Derma Sotogake (8-1)

Rounding out the five Kentucky Derby favorites is Derma Sotogake at 8-1 odds.

Kentucky Derby Odds

PostHorseOdds (May 1)Odds (Current)
1Hit Show30-133-1
3Two Phil’s25-18-1
4Confidence Game20-120-1
5Tapit Trice8-16-1
10Practical Move9-1scratch
12Jace’s Road50-139-1
13Sun Thunder40-137-1
14Angel of Empire8-16-1
16Raise Cain40-137-1
17Derma Sotogake10-18-1
18Rocket Can25-136-1
19Lord Miles40-1scratch
21Cyclone Mischief50-139-1
22Mandarin Hero40-126-1
23King Russell80-139-1

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