Todd Pletcher brings a diverse and strong trio to the Kentucky Derby 2023. Bettors look forward to using one or two of them in their online sports wagering tickets. However, Pletcher’s name usually brings down the value due to the hype. So here are our insights on the Pletcher trio in this year’s Kentucky Derby.
This post will analyze Kingsbarns, Tapit Trice, and Forte. We will look at how attractive their sports betting odds are and how they prepare before the Kentucky Derby.
Forte continued his winning ways in his 3-year-old season. According to sports news reports, he started 2023 with a win at the Fountain of Youth Stakes. Also, he won the Florida Derby beginning in Post 11.
In the Florida Derby, Forte’s rider Irad Ortiz Jr. had to work with the horse’s wide post position, hampered their approach to the first turn. Intentionally, he fell behind early and settled into tenth place.
However, Forte swung widest on the final turn with a great play. He caught Mage and extended his winning run, despite receiving a Beyer Speed Figure of only 95 from the Daily Racing Form’s figure-makers this time.
Kingsbarns won the Louisiana Derby. However, bettors do not see him as a danger to win the Kentucky Derby. Kingsbarns won an optional claiming race at Tampa Bay Downs in a thrilling finish. In the first quarter of that race, he ran a 143 TimeformUS Pace Figure before going to the lead and stretching out.
Tapit Trice is the last one on the list. His slow-breaking tendency at the outset of his Tampa Bay Derby (G2) performance made him look like a bad bet for the Derby. Tapit Trice had a fantastic late move to eat up the field from the back, but closing through the field of 20 horses seemed difficult if he could not find a way to break more forcefully.