Skinner Kentucky Derby Horse Odds, History and Predictions (Sneaky Top Longshot to Add)
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 to keep your eye on is Skinner, a stamina-rich colt sired by Curlin. Here's everything you need to know about this John Shirreffs-trained colt before he vies for the 2023 Kentucky Debry crown.
Skinner Kentucky Derby Odds and Post Position
Skinner currently owns 20-1 odds to win the Kentucky Derby after the post positions were announced on Monday. Skinner drew post position 9, which is just inside of Practical Move (10).
Odds to Win 2023 Kentucky Derby
Skinner Horse Trainer and Jockey
Skinner is trained by John Shirreffs, a West Coast-based trainer who served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He's most known for training the HOF mare Zenyatta, who won 19-of-20 starts.
Skinner's jockey for the 2023 Kentucky Derby is Juan Hernandez, who rides in his first Kentucky Derby. Hernandez is a top West Coast jockey leading at Santa Anita since 2020. He also rides Skinner for the first time.
Skinner Race History
Skinner has won just a maiden race but finished third in a pair of Road to the Kentucky Derby Championship Series prep races, including in the Santa Anita Derby.
April 8, 2023
Santa Anita Derby
March 4, 2023
San Felipe Stakes
Feb. 12, 2023
Oct. 8, 2022
American Pharoah Stakes
Sept. 11, 2022
July 24, 2022
Skinner Kentucky Derby Prediction and Pick
Skinner is a longshot in the Derby, but he's shown improvement in his last three starts while finishing just behind Practical Move in a pair of races.
Skinner is a closer who has strong late-pace figures and a solid foundation. He's being overlooked, but his form progression says he could be a surprise finisher in the Derby. This is the best longshot at 20/1 odds or greater.
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