Lord Miles Kentucky Derby Horse Odds, History and Predictions (Pole Position Puts Colt at Disadvantage)

Lord Miles Kentucky Derby Horse Odds, History and Predictions (Pole Position Puts Colt at Disadvantage)


Kentucky Derby Week is finally here. In just a few short days, 20 of the world's best horses will participate in the 149th Run for the Roses and aim for eternal glory.

One Kentucky Derby contender everyone has their eyes on ahead of this race is Lord Miles. Here's everything you need to know about this colt before you bet on the 2023 Kentucky Derby.

Lord Miles Kentucky Derby Odds and Post Position

After the post positions were drawn on Monday, Lord Miles was given 30-1 odds to win the Kentucky Derby.

As far as Lord Miles' pole position goes, he'll be racing out of the No. 19 spot. Over the Kentucky Derby's existence, only one horse has ever won in that position. I'll Have Another is the only horse to have accomplished the feat, doing so in 2012.


Odds to Win 2023 Kentucky Derby

Pole Position

Lord Miles



Lord Miles Horse Trainer and Jockey

Lord Miles is trained by Saffie A. Joseph Jr. The Barbados native has had varying levels of success across the sport, highlighted by his training Math Wizard to a $1 million Pennsylvania Derby in 2019. He was also the man behind Areyoutalkintome winning the Barbados Triple Crown 14 years ago.

Lord Miles' jockey for the 2023 Kentucky Derby is Paco Lopez. The accomplished racer is looking to finally break through in this event after going 0-2 over his previous starts here. Lopez's best finish was with Ny Traffic in 2020, ending the iconic event in eighth place. 

Lord Miles Race History

Lord Miles has a career record of three starts with one win, never finishing better than fifth beyond that. He enters the Derby following an impressive victory at Aqueduct back at the start of April.




Apr 8, 2023



Mar 11, 2023

Tampa Bay Downs


Feb 4, 2023

Gulfstream Park


Lord Miles Kentucky Derby Prediction and Pick

While a win at Aqueduct does give Lord Miles some momentum heading into the Kentucky Derby, it's hard to recommend him as a betting option. Racing out of the No. 19 pole already puts him at a disadvantage, as does the fact that Saffie A. Joseph Jr. and Paco Lopez have had little success at Churchill Downs. There are too many varying factors making him an unreliable option.

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