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Honor Marie: Kentucky Derby Horse Odds, History and Prediction

FanDuel Staff
FanDuel Staff
Honor Marie: Kentucky Derby Horse Odds, History and Prediction

The 150th Kentucky Derby is nearly here, and the field of 20 three-year-old horses is set.

Honor Marie scored 65 qualifying points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.

Honor Marie Kentucky Derby Odds and Post Position

Honor Marie's Kentucky Derby morning line odds are 20-1 (+2000).

Honor Marie drew post position 7.

ML Odds
1DornochDanny GarganLuis Saez20-1
2Sierra LeoneChad BrownTyler Gaffalione3-1
3Mystik DanKenny McPeekBrian Hernandez20-1
4Catching FreedomBrad CoxFlavien Prat8-1
5CatalyticSaffie Joseph, Jr.Jose Ortiz30-1
6Just SteelD. Wayne LukasKeith Asmussen20-1
7Honor MarieWhit BeckmanBen Curtis20-1
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Honor Marie Horse Trainer and Jockey

Honor Marie is trainer-on-the-rise Whit Beckman's top-earning horse. This is Beckman's Derby debut, though he is based at Churchill Downs.

Irish jockey Ben Curtis rode Honor Marie to a runner-up finish at the Louisiana Derby and will stay in the saddle for the Kentucky Derby.

Watch Beckman discuss Honor Marie with FanDuel TV's Geena Lucille below:

Honor Marie Race History

Honor Marie has two wins in three starts at Churchill Downs. That includes a win at the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) in late November.

Speed Scores via Equibase.

Speed Score
3/23/2024Fair Louisiana Derby (Gr. 2)297
2/17/2024Fair GroundsRisen Star Stakes (Gr. 2)589
11/25/2023Churchill DownsKentucky Jockey Club Stakes (Gr. 2)198
10/29/2023Churchill DownsAllowance Optional Claiming291
9/29/2023Churchill DownsMaiden Special Weight187

Honor Marie Kentucky Derby Prediction and Pick

Honor Marie has an average Speed Score of 92.4, which ranks 10th among 18 qualified horses in the initial field.

Honor Marie's maximum Speed Score of 98 could make it hard to translate to a Kentucky Derby upset, as 10 of 18 qualified horses have met that mark and five horses have averaged a 100-plus Speed Score in their final three starts entering the Derby.

Post position 7 has produced eight Kentucky Derby winners for an 8.6% win rate (sixth-highest among the 20 post positions).

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