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2023 Kentucky Derby Betting Odds – Forte Is The Projected Winner

Forte - Challenger for the Kentucky Derby in 2023

The 149th running of the Kentucky Derby will happen this Saturday at 6:57 PM, with television coverage on NBC and streaming available on the Peacock app. Online sportsbooks are now offering odds for the 2023 Kentucky Derby that favor Forte to win the first leg of the Triple Crown.

Kentucky Derby bettors can shop the odds for the best sportsbook payouts by becoming members of more than one online gambling site. The following Kentucky Derby futures are being offered by Bovada in advance of Saturday’s race, with 2.75-to-1 payouts being offered for Forte.

2023 Kentucky Derby Odds

  • Forte +275
  • Tapit Trice +700
  • Practical Move +900
  • Angel Of Empire +1000
  • Derma Sotogake +1000
  • Kingsbarns +1000
  • Two Phil’s +1200
  • Verifying +1800
  • Mandarin Hero +2000
  • Mage +2200
  • Confidence Game +2800
  • Hit Show +3000

MyBookie is another Kentucky Derby betting site that routinely posts horse racing odds. They are paying out at 2.5-to-1 for Forte to win and has odds that differ on most remaining thoroughbreds on the board.

2023 Kentucky Derby Futures

  • Forte +250
  • Tapit Trice +600
  • Practical Move +800
  • Angel of Empire +800
  • Derma Sotogake +900
  • Mandarin Hero +1600
  • Two Phil’s +2000
  • Rocket Can +2500
  • Lord Miles +2500
  • Hit Show +2500
  • Disarm +2500
  • Reincarnate +4000

No matter which horse wins the Derby on Saturday, the focus will then shift to whether or not they can win the Triple Crown.

2023 Triple Crown Schedule

  • 2023 Kentucky Derby – May 6th
  • 2023 Preakness Stakes – May 20th
  • 2023 Belmont Stakes – June 10th

There have been only 13 Triple Crown winners in the history of the sport, and fans of betting on horse racing are always anxious to see another horse enter into the realm of legend.

BetUS has offered the following horse racing prop bet asking if Forte will win the Kentucky Derby. Forte’s odds of winning are set at +250, which is the same moneyline offered in the overall futures by MyBookie.

Will Forte win the 2023 Kentucky Derby?

  • No -330
  • Yes +250

This prop asks if a horse trained by Todd Pletcher will win the Derby, and the odds are pretty close to even for both yes and no.

Will Todd Pletcher train the 2023 Kentucky Derby winner?

  • No -150
  • Yes +120

Pletcher has previously won the Derby in 2010 (Super Saver) and in 2017 (Always Dreaming) and looks to achieve the trifecta in 2023 with either Forte or Tacit Trice, the two horses that lead the current odds.

This could be the value bet of the weekend as it wraps up the top two horses in the betting odds but it does deliver a smaller payout.

If you intend to place a bet on the Kentucky Derby, do so as soon as you see odds that are to your liking. There are no in-race betting options for the Kentucky Derby, so place your wagers well in advance of the 6:57 PM starting gun.

Hudson Valley Post, Churchhill Downs Official Website

Kentucky Derby Betting Odds Provided By Bovada, BetUS, And MyBookie

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