Kentucky Derby Prep Withers Stakes 2023 Field, Odds and Picks for Saturday 2/11/23
The Road to the Kentucky Derby continues at Aqueduct with the $250,000 Grade 3 Withers Stakes on Saturday, Feb. 11. The top 5 finishers in the Withers earn Kentucky Derby points (20-8-6-4-2) with the top 20 points leaders earning a spot into the starting gate for the May 6 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
The Withers is also a prep race for the March 4 Gotham (50-20-15-10-5) and April 11 Wood Memorial (100-40-30-20-10). A number of horses are worth watching and wagering on as these 3-year-olds continue to grow and develop in hopes of a chance to run in the 1 1/4 mile Kentucky Derby.
FanDuel Racing has you covered for the biggest racing days and events. Saturday's Withers Stakes is Race 9, and the 1 1/8 mile Grade 3 race has a post time of 4:27 p.m. ET.
Withers Stakes Field and Odds
1. Arctic Arrogance (8/5)
Jockey: Jose Lezcano - Trainer: Linda Rice
2. Prove Right (30/1)
Jockey: Jose Gomez - Trainer: James Chapman
3. Jungfrau (4/1)
Jockey: Dylan Davis - Trainer: Bill Mott
4. Hit Show (9/5)
Jockey: Manny Franco - Trainer: Brad Cox
5. General Banker (8/1)
Jockey: Eric Cancel - Trainer: James Ferraro
6. Ninetyprcentmaddie (8/1)
Jockey: Abner Adorno - Trainer: Robert Reid, Jr.
7. Andiamo a Firenze (12/1)
Jockey: Frankie Pennington - Trainer: Kelly Breem
The pace will be demanding, led by the speedy sprinter Ninetyprcentmaddie. But when they turn for home in this longer test at 1 1/8 miles, Hit Show will prove he relishes the pressure pace and added distance. He's the lone horse in the field with stout route breeding and is the son of super sire Candy Ride.
Horse Racing Nation's Super Screener also adds that Hit Show should advance and improve with a trio of razor-sharp morning workouts in place. Arctic Arrogance is 4-for-4 in the exacta over this surface and he's the main challenger.
PIck: Hit Show (9/5)
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.