Kentucky Derby Longshots 2023: King Russell, Cyclone Mischief & Jace’s Road Offer Biggest Payouts

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  • Kentucky Derby longshots are very popular bets for the biggest event in horse racing.
  • According to live Kentucky Derby odds, King Russell, Cyclone Mischief and Jace's Road are the biggest longshots for Saturday night's race.
  • Below we detail the full list of Kentucky Derby longshots based on the latest odds.

Everybody loves a Kentucky Derby longshot.

According to the latest Kentucky Derby odds, there are currently six horses with odds longer than 35-1 to win tonight's race at Churchill Downs (6:57 p.m. ET, NBC).

This doesn't necessarily mean that they're smart bets, but if you're curious as to which horses could potentially provide a big payout for a small investment, here are the biggest Kentucky Derby longshots to win on Saturday night, with our longshot expert picks below.

Kentucky Derby Longshots

*Odds via as of Saturday morning

Rocket Can (36-1 odds)

As you'll see below, odds for most of the longshots have tightened throughout race week, though Rocket Can's line has actually increased from 25-1 to 36-1 over the past five days.

Sun Thunder (37-1)

Sun Thunder hasn't been much of mover to this point, dipping slightly from 40-1 to 37-1  odds for the Kentucky Derby.

Raise Cain (37-1)

Raise Cain has moved step-for-step with Sun Thunder on the Kentucky Derby odds board as well, adjusting from 40-1 to 37-1.

Jace's Road (39-1)

There are three Kentucky Derby longshots on the board at 39-1 odds, including Jace's Road.

While this horse's price has shortened as much as other longshots, Jace's Road's odds were sitting at 50-1 on Monday.

Cyclone Mischief (39-1)

Similar to Jace's Road, Cyclone Mischief has shorted from 50-1 to 39-1 over the past five days, likely due to a handful of horses getting scratched over that span.

King Russell (39-1)

King Russell is among the biggest longshots with Jace's Road and Cyclone Mischief as of Saturday morning, though this horse's odds movement has been much more significant.

On Monday, King Russell was the longest of longshots on the Kentucky Derby odds board at 80-1, but, as I just mentioned, that price is now 39-1 on race day.

Kentucky Derby Longshot Picks

In our 2023 Kentucky Derby Best Bets, Picks: Winner, Exactas, Superfectas, Longshots, Action Network horse racing expert Mike Conti shared his three Kentucky Derby longshot picks:

No. 1 Hit Show (30-1) will outrun his odds. He’s 30-1 on the morning line, but had he not drawn the rail and won the Wood Memorial, his odds would be 10-1.

No. 21 Cyclone Mischief (30-1) drew in after the scratch of Practical Move. In full transparency, I’ve always loved this horse and made a futures bet on him back in January. He’s expected to be on or close to the lead, and in a race with so many questions around the pace, being forwardly placed is a big advantage.

No. 7 Reincarnate (50-1) only has one choice, and that’s to GO. In a race where we don’t know what the pace is going to be, I’m going to put a longshot horse like this in where I think they’re going to be much more forwardly placed.

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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