Kentucky Derby 2024: Just Steel Horse Racing Profile

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Written By Brett Gibbons | Last Updated
Just Steel horse

Just Steel is a horse worth considering among the 2024 Kentucky Derby odds. Coming from the Justify lineage, Just Steel is well-run and improved with experience. Although inconsistent — he followed up a seventh-place finish in the Rebel Stakes with a second-place finish in the Arkansas Derby — the potential is extremely high with this colt. As a product of D. Wayne Lukas, Just Steel has the necessary training and pedigree to crash the board come the Run for the Roses.

Below, we’ll look at everything you need to know to bet on Just Steel in the upcoming Kentucky Derby.

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Just Steel Horse Racing Profile

Record: 2-4-1 (11)

Owner: BC Stables

Jockey: Keith Asmussen

Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas

Color: Dark Bay

Kentucky Derby points (standing): 65 (12th)

Running Style: Stalker

Last race: Placed in Arkansas Derby (GI)

Sire/Dam: Justify/Irish Lights

Post position: 6

Morning line odds: 20-1

Just Steel Past Performances

DateRaceLengthBrisnet Speed FigureFinish
5/4/24Kentucky Derby (G1)1 1/4 milesNot good, Bob!17th
3/30/24Arkansas Derby (G1)1 1/8 miles972nd
2/24/24Rebel Stakes (G2)1 1/16 miles867th
2/3/24Southwest Stakes (G3)1 1/16 miles912nd
1/1/24Smarty Jones (LS)1 1/16 miles862nd
11/25/23Ed Brown (LS)6 1/2 furlongs961st
10/29/23Alwoc7 furlongs853rd
10/7/23Breeder’s Futurity (G1)1 1/16 miles776th
9/4/23Hopeful (G1)7 furlongs787th
8/5/23MSW6 furlongs971st
7/15/23MSW5 1/2 furlongs772nd
6/17/23MSW5 1/2 furlongsN/A5th

The Word On Just Steel

Apr 27: Opened 20-1 on the morning line, running out of Post 6.

Apr. 7: Closed a 30-1, middle of the pack, in April’s Kentucky Derby futures pool following a runner-up finish in the Arkansas Derby.

Mar. 30: Went ent off at 32-1 in the Arkansas Derby. Sat a length off the pace for the entire run and could not close the gap from a powerful finish from Muth (2-1). Just Steel did pass a fading Timberlake (even favorite). Came in second by three lengths, but also finished ahead of the rest of the pack by at least four lengths.

*Quotes courtesy of Churchill Downs Communications

Kentucky Derby Odds 2024

Unlike fixed-odds betting, odds for the Kentucky Derby will continue to move until post time, even if you place your bet today. Most odds movement occurs the day of and minutes before post.

Post PositionHorseMorning line oddsUpdated Kentucky
Derby odds
TrainerJockey
1.Dornoch20-122-1Danny GarganLuis Saez
2.Sierra Leone3-15-1Chad BrownTyler Gaffalione
3.Mystik Dan20-116-1Kenny McPeekBrian Hernandez
4.Catching Freedom8-18-1Brad CoxFlavien Prat
5.Catalytic30-132-1Saffie JosephJose Ortiz
6. Just Steel20-122-1D. Wayne LukasKeith Asmussen
7.Honor Marie20-113-1Whit BeckmanBen Curtis
8.Just A Touch10-110-1Brad CoxFlorent Geroux
9. EncinoScratchedScratchedBrad CoxAxel Concepcion
10.T O Passowrd (JPN)30-147-1Daisuke TakayanagiKazushi Kimura
11.Forever Young (JPN)10-16-1Yoshito YahagiRyusei Sakai
12.Track Phantom20-140-1Steve AsmussenJoel Rosario
13.West Saratoga50-123-1Larry DemeritteJesus Castanon
14.Endlessly30-147-1Michael McCarthyUmberto Rispoli
15.Domestic Product30-128-1Chad BrownIrad Ortiz
16. Grand Mo The First50-145-1Victor BarbozaEmisael Jaramillo
17.Fierceness5-27-2Todd PletcherJohn Velazquez
18.Stronghold20-135-1Philip D’AmatoAntonio Fresu
19.Resilience20-129-1Bill MottJunior Alvarado
20.Society Man50-146-1Danny GarganFrankie Dettori
21.Epic Ride50-144-1John EnnisAdam Beschizza
22. MugatuScratchedScratchedJeff EnglerJoseph Talamo

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