Angel of Empire is a million-dollar winning horse in the 2023 Kentucky Derby field. The Pennsylvania-born colt closed as a 29-1 longshot in derby futures on April 1 despite his latest victory in the Arkansas Derby (closed at 9/2). However, he has yet to post a 100 Beyer speed figure (BSF). Below, we’ll look at everything you need to know to bet the upcoming Kentucky Derby.
Angel of Empire Kentucky Derby Profile
Record: 4-1-0 (6)
Owner: Albaugh Family Stables LLC.
Jockey: Flavien Prat
Trainer: Brad H. Cox
Kentucky Derby points (standing): 154 (2nd)
Running Style: Closer
Last race: Won Arkansas Derby (G1)
Sire/Dam: Classic Empire/Armony’s Angel
Post position: 14
Morning Line odds: 8-1
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Angel Of Empire Past Performances
|Date||Race||Length||Brisnet Speed Figure||Finish|
|4/1/23||Arkansas Derby (G1)||1 1/8 miles||101||1st|
|2/16/23||Risen Star (G2)||1 1/8 miles||97||1st|
|1/123||Smarty Jones (LS)||1 mile||86||2nd|
|9/8/22||Allow||6 1/2 fulongs||68||6th|
The Word On Angel Of Empire
April 19: He finished the Kentucky Derby prep race circuit without posting a 100 BSF, a strong indicator of derby success. Check back for media notes during Kentucky Derby week.
April 30: Worked five furlongs in 1:01.40 alongside other Brad Cox-trained horses Jace’s Road, Hit Show, and Verifying. “started about two lengths behind Jace’s Road but following the official work began to edge clear of his workmate.”
“He seems to have a lot of gears,” said jockey Chris Landeros, who subbed for Flavien Prat on the morning work. “He’s a really nice colt and worked easily.”
May 1: Drew post position 14, 8-1 on morning line odds.
*Quotes courtesy of Churchill Downs Communications
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Kentucky Derby Odds 2023
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|Post Position Number||Horse Name||Kentucky Derby Odds||Morning Line Odds||Closing Line Odds||Trainer||Jockey|
|1.||Hit Show||25-1||30-1||24-1||Brad Cox||Manny Franco|
|2.||Verifying||15-1||15-1||14-1||Brad Cox||Tyler Gaffalione|
|3.||Two Phil's||8-1||12-1||9-1||Larry Rivelli||Jareth Loveberry|
|4.||Confidence Game||17-1||20-1||21-1||Keith Desormeaux||James Graham|
|5.||Tapit Trice||9-2||5-1||9-2||Todd Pletcher||Luis Saez|
|6.||Kingsbarns||10-1||12-1||11-1||Todd Pletcher||Jose Ortiz|
|7.||Reincarnate||13-1||50-1||14-1||Tim Yakteen||John Velazquez|
|8.||Mage||17-1||15-1||15-1||Gustavo Delgado||Javier Castellano|
|9.||Skinner||SCR||SCR||SCR||John Shirreffs||Juan Hernandez|
|10.||Practical Move||SCR||SCR||SCR||Tim Yakteen||Ramon Vazquez|
|11.||Disarm||24-1||30-1||27-1||Steve Asmussen||Joel Rosario|
|12.||Jace's Road||31-1||50-1||33-1||Brad Cox||Florent Geroux|
|13.||Sun Thunder||30-1||50-1||33-1||Kenny McPeek||Brian Hernandez Jr.|
|14.||Angel of Empire||4-1||8-1||4-1||Brad Cox||Flavien Prat|
|15.||Forte||SCR||3-1||SCR||Todd Pletcher||Irad Ortiz Jr.|
|16.||Raise Cain||31-1||50-1||33-1||Ben Colebrook||Gerardo Corrales|
|17.||Derma Sotogake||8-1||10-1||7-1||Hidetaka Otonashi||Christophe Lemaire|
|18.||Rocket Can||27-1||30-1||28-1||Bill Mott||Junior Alvarado|
|19.||Lord Miles||SCR||SCR||SCR||Saffie Joseph Jr.||Paco Lopez|
|20.||Continuar||SCR||SCR||SCR||Yoshito Yahagi||Ryusei Sakai|
|21.||Cyclone Mischief||29-1||30-1||29-1||Dale Romans||TBA|
|22.||Mandarin Hero||20-1||20-1||17-1||Terunobu Fujita||Kazushi Kimura|
|23.||King Russell||31-1||50-1||32-1||Ron Moquett||Rafael Bejarano|
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