Kentucky Derby Odds 2023 | Updated Lines Following Forte’s Scratch

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Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images. Pictured: Tapit Trice

  • Kentucky Derby odds saw a seismic shift on Saturday morning when race favorite Forte was scratched.
  • With Forte out, Tapit Trice and Angel of Empire took over as the Kentucky Derby favorites.
  • Continue reading to see updated Kentucky Derby odds for Saturday night's race.

The 2023 Kentucky Derby keeps get crazier.

Forte, which was the Kentucky Derby favorite, was scratched on Saturday morning, shaking up the odds board just hours ahead of tonight's race.

According to Kentucky Derby odds, Forte was listed at 4-1 prior to being scratched, with Tapit Trice (6-1), Angel of Empire (6-1), Two Phil's (8-1) and Derma Sotogake (8-1) rounding out the list of favorites.

But, as you can imagine, removing the favorite from the field has had a significant impact on Kentucky Derby odds.

So, let's not waste any time and run through updated Kentucky Derby odds, including lines before and after Forte's scratch.

Kentucky Derby Odds 2023

PostHorseBefore Scratch*After Scratch**
1Hit Show3327-1
3Two Phil’s87-1
4Confidence Game2016-1
5Tapit Trice69-2
10Practical Movescratchscratch
12Jace's Road3932-1
13Sun Thunder3730-1
14Angel of Empire69-2
16Raise Cain3730-1
17Derma Sotogake87-1
18Rocket Can3627-1
19Lord Milesscratchscratch
21Cyclone Mischief3933-1
22Mandarin Hero2621-1
23King Russell3933-1

*Odds via
**Odds via FanDuel Racing

Kentucky Derby Favorites

With Forte no longer in tonight's race, both Tapit Trice and Angel of Empire have shot to the top of the Kentucky Derby odds board as the new co-favorites at 9-2.

Two Phil's and Derma Sotogake are knotted with 7-1 odds while Kingbarns is alone at 10-1.

Kentucky Derby Longshots

Cyclone Mischief and King Russell, both 33-1, have the longest odds to win the Kentucky following Forte's scratch.

Jace's Road is just a bit shorter at 32-1, with Sun Thunder and Raise Cain (both 30-1) the only other horses with Kentucky Derby odds of 30-1 or longer.

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