Kentucky Derby Expert Picks & Predictions for 2023 Race Today

Kentucky Derby Expert Picks & Predictions for 2023 Race Today


The 2023 Kentucky Derby is here, with the post time set for 6:57 p.m. ET at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. 19 horses will battle it out over 10 furlongs in hopes of being immortalized as a winner of the Run for the Roses.

There is no shortage of fun ways to bet on the Derby on FanDuel, but even if you're just placing some fun win wager type bets, you'll want some info to guide your choices.

With that in mind, here's what the experts are predicting when betting on the 149th Run for the Roses.

2023 Kentucky Derby Expert Predictions & Picks

Joe Kristufek and Scott Shapiro's picks are from, Joe Drape and Melissa Hoppert's picks are from the New York Times, Mike Shutty's picks are from Horse Racing Nation's Super Screener, and Chris O'Rorke's picks are from Guaranteed Tip Sheet.

Kentucky Derby Winner

Joe Kristufek: Kingsbarn
Scott Shapiro: Angel of Empire
Joe Drape: Verifying
Melissa Hoppert: Tapit Trice
Mike Shutty: Tapit Trice
Chris O'Rorke: Forte

While there are certainly some favorites in this race, the experts have a variety of win selections with many others to consider in Exacta and Trifecta bets. It looks like a wide open 2023 Kentucky Derby.

Naturally, you can bet on which horse will win the Kentucky Derby with FanDuel Racing.

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