Tapit Trice Kentucky Derby Horse Odds, History and Predictions (Son of Tapit a Major Derby Contender)
It's finally time to bet on the Kentucky Derby. In just a few short days, 20 of the world's best 3-year-old horses will participate in the 149th Run for the Roses and aim for eternal glory.
One major Kentucky Derby contender everyone has their eyes on ahead of this race is Tapit Trice, who enters with a ton of positive momentum. Here's everything you need to know about this two-time Derby-winning trainer Todd Pletcher colt before he vies for the 2023 Kentucky Debry crown.
Tapit Trice Kentucky Derby Odds and Post Position
Tapit Trice currently owns 5-1 odds to win the Kentucky Derby after the post positions were announced on Monday. The galloping gray son of Tapit drew the No. 5 post for trainer Todd Pletcher, who won from the same post with Always Dreaming in the 2017 Kentucky Derby.
Odds to Win 2023 Kentucky Derby
Tapit Trice Horse Trainer and Jockey
Tapit Trice is trained by Todd Pletcher, who has won the Kentucky Derby twice and most recently with front runner Always Dreaming (2017). The eight-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer has the best hand in the Derby with three top contenders in Forte, Tapit Trice and Kingsbarns.
The rise of jockey Luis Saez has been meteoric since bursting on to the Florida race scene in 2009. He’s ranked among the nation’s top 10 jockeys by wins every year since 2017. Saez rode Tapit Trice for all three of the horse's wins in 2023 including the March 11 Tampa Bay Derby followed by the Blue Grass Stakes. Luis Saez's Kentucky Derby experience has been an emotional roller coaster. Saez already had an unofficial taste of success in the Run for the Roses, guiding Maximum Security first across the finish line in 2019. But Derby glory was short-lived; Maximum Security drifted out and caused interference on the far turn, prompting a disqualification to 17th place. Saez has has ridden nine horses in the Kentucky Derby, including 2021 Derby favorite Essential Quality to a fourth place finish.
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Tapit Trice Race History
Tapit Trice is 4-for-5 in his career, or 4 wins in 5 starts. He enters the Derby having won two Championship Series races on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.
April 8, 2023
Blue Grass Stakes
March 11, 2023
Tampa Bay Downs
Tampa Bay Derby
Feb. 4, 2023
Dec. 17, 2022
Nov. 6, 2022
Tapit Trice Kentucky Derby Prediction and Pick
Tapit Trice has proven he is a horse worth being taken seriously this weekend. He's won 4-of-5 starts with improving speed topping out at 103 Equibase Speed Figure in the Blue Grass Stakes. Saez will have him sitting well off the projected moderate pace, but this son of Tapit is moving forward and getting really good at the right time.
Bettors looking to add a legit top win contender to their bets and add more payoffs in Exacta, Trifeca and Superfecta wagering should key in on the stamina-rich Tapit Trice.
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