Hit Show Kentucky Derby Horse Odds, History and Predictions (Recent Form & Trainer Success Come Into Play)

Hit Show odds, history and predictions for the 2023 Kentucky Derby.
Hit Show odds, history and predictions for the 2023 Kentucky Derby. / AP Photos/Gregory Payan

It's finally time to bet on the Kentucky Derby. 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 sneaky Kentucky Derby contender everyone has their eyes on ahead of this race is Hit Show, who enters with a ton of positive momentum. Here's everything you need to know about this Brad Cox colt before he vies for the 2023 Kentucky Debry crown.

Hit Show Kentucky Derby Odds and Post Position

Hit Show currently owns 30-1 odds to win the Kentucky Derby after the post positions were announced on Monday. It's a logical landing spot for the gray colt considering he checks in 11th among Derby hopefuls in terms of qualifying points (60). Hit Show drew the #1 post position.


Odds to Win 2023 Kentucky Derby

Post Position

Hit Show



Hit Show Horse Trainer and Jockey

Hit Show is trained by Brad Cox, who was born and raised near Churchill Downs. He notably finished first with Mandaloun as well as third with Essential Quality during the 2021 Kentucky Derby as each horse was moved up one spot via a disqualification. The two-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer has three other horses featured in this year's Derby (Angel of Empire, Jace's Road and Verifying).

Hit Show's jockey for the 2023 Kentucky Derby is Manny Franco. The accomplished racer is looking to finally break through in this event after going 0-4 over his previous starts here. Franco's best finish was when he finished second aboard Tiz the Law in 2020.

Hit Show Race History

Hit Show has a career record of five starts and three wins with one second-place finish all-time. He enters the Derby having won two of his last three races, including the Withers (G3) at Aqueduct on Feb. 11, 2023. The colt emerged victorious by 5 1/2 lengths in that one.




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Dec. 17, 2022

Oaklawn Park


Nov. 26, 2022

Churchill Downs


Oct. 9, 2022



Hit Show Kentucky Derby Prediction and Pick

Hit Show has proven he is a horse worth being taken seriously this weekend. He has earned a win in two of his last three races and came up just a nose short in that lone loss, finishing second. Early positioning will prove vital for Hit Show considering his strength lies in an ability to get ahead and stay ahead of others. He is not a colt known for making major comebacks during the final few strides.

Bettors looking for an underrated horse to back should look no further than Hit Show, especially given the recent success trainer Brad Cox has found at this storied event.

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