Kentucky Derby Expert Picks 2023: Prep Race Analysis and Predictions

The Kentucky Derby is here and this year, perhaps like no other trying to predict who will win the big race looks a real puzzle.

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Prep Race Analysis and Predictions

This article will explore the Kentucky Derby odds, expert picks, and predictions ahead of the big race.

Kentucky Derby 2022 pick

Twenty horses will line up ahead of the big race and the general consensus amongst all of the prep race analysis is that there isn’t a real standout horse in the field. Most of the field in the race has a chance of winning.

Before the race, many were favoring the chances and odds of the Steve Asmussen Epicentre. Epicentre topped the Kentucky Derby qualifying standings and looks a horse to be going places having won three of his four starts.

The mood was dampened when the gates for the race were revealed. Epicentre has been drawn in stall 3 and it’s widely considered that horses drawn near the rail or out wide will face a significant disadvantage over those drawn in the middle. Stall 3 isn’t the ideal draw at all and for followers of Epicentre the first few strides will be absolutely critical.

kentucky derby 2022 pick

The horse we like the look of and our most likely Kentucky Derby 2022 pick has to be the Chad Brown trained Zandon.

Zandon finished second in the overall qualifying for the Derby but has still had a mighty fine start to his career having finished in the places in all three of his races including a win in his last race.

Zandon who is looking to give his legendary trainer Chad Brown a first win in the race has been given the prime stall position in gate 10. From his starting gate, Zandon’s jockey Flavian Prat will be able to position Zandon wherever he likes. Zandon is closer so look for him to be sitting just off the front as they round the home turn before using his devastating turn of foot to power home.

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