Mage Kentucky Derby Horse Odds, History and Predictions (Longshot Trending in Right Direction)
It's finally time to bet on the Kentucky Derby. In just a few short days, 20 of the world's top 3-year-old horses will participate in the 149th Run for the Roses and aim for eternal glory.
One longshot who is getting overlooked ahead of this race is Mage. Here's everything you need to know about this Gustavo Delgado-trained colt before he vies for the 2023 Kentucky Debry crown.
Mage Kentucky Derby Odds and Post Position
Mage currently owns 15-1 odds to win the Kentucky Derby after the post positions were announced on Monday. Mage drew post position 8, and he'll break just inside of fellow longshot Skinner looking to get into a mid-pack position around the first turn and backstretch at Churchill Downs.
Odds to Win 2023 Kentucky Derby
Mage Horse Trainer and Jockey
Mage is trained by Gustavo Delgado, who brings his third horse to the Kentucky Derby.
Mage's jockey for the 2023 Kentucky Derby is Javier Castellano, who rode him in the Fountain of Youth Stakes. Castellano has ridden in the Kentucky Derby 15 times. But his best finish is third.
Mage Race History
Mage has raced just three times, all as a 3-year-old, including two Road to the Kentucky Derby Championship Series prep races. He had a troubled trip when fourth in the Fountain of Youth, but came back with his best speed and second-place finish in the Florida Derby behind Kentucky Derby favorite Forte.
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Fountain of Youth
Jan. 28, 2023
Mage Kentucky Derby Prediction and Pick
Mage is a longshot in the Derby, but he's improved and has plenty of talent as a son of 2018 Kentucky Derby runner-up Good Magic. Mage lacks some foundation as an unraced 2-year-old, and he's failed to break cleanly in a pair of races.
Still, there are some positives in his Derby profile that put him in consideration to finish top-5. His huge, wide, mid-race move to fly by Forte in the Florida Derby was visually impressive. He got the lead in the stretch before Forte caught him inside the final furlong. A continued move forward could make Mage a money-maker in the Kentucky Derby.
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