Kentucky Derby 2023: Lord Miles Horse Racing Profile

Written By Brett Gibbons on May 5, 2023
Lord Miles

Lord Miles locked up his position in the 2023 Kentucky Derby field with a thrilling victory in the Wood Memorial. He pulled off an incredible 59-1 upset, edging out the rest of the field by a literal nose. Lord Miles was such a longshot to even qualify for the Kentucky Derby that he was not listed in closing futures odds. Unfortunately, he was forced to withdraw from the field pending an investigation into trainer Saffie Joseph Jr.

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Lord Miles Kentucky Derby Profile

Record: 2-0-1 (5)

Owner: Vesgo Racing Stable

Jockey: Paco Lopez

Trainer: Saffie A. Joseph, Jr.

Color: Bay

Kentucky Derby points (standing): 105 (6th)

Running Style: Closer

Last race: Won Wood Memorial (G2)

Sire/Dam: Curlin/Lady Esme

Post position: 19

Morning line odds: 30-1

Lord Miles Past Performances

DateRaceLengthBrisnet Speed FigureFinish
4/8/23Wood Memorial (G2)1 1/8 miles991st
3/11/23Tampa Bay Derby (G3)1 1/16 miles895th
2/4/23Holy Bull (G3)1 1/16 miles806th
1/1/23Mucho Macho Man (LS)1 mile893rd
11/19/22MSW6 furlongs851st

The Word On Lord Miles

April 20: A shocking 59/1 upset in the Wood Memorial vaulted him into the Kentucky Derby field. He edged out Wood Memorial favorite and fellow Kentucky Derby participant Hit Show in the victory. However, with a recorded Beyer speed figure (BSF) no higher than 90, he’ll continue to be a longshot come morning line odds. Check back for media notes from Churchill Downs during Kentucky Derby week.

April 30: Arrived at Churchill Downs. “…worked five furlongs in 1:02.40 Friday morning over the fast main track at Gulfstream…”

May 1: Drew Gate 19 at post draw Monday and lines as a moderate 30-1 longshot at morning line odds.

May 4: Withdrew from Kentucky Derby field.

*Quotes courtesy of Churchill Downs Communications

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Kentucky Derby Odds 2023

Morning line odds are now available. 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 day-of and minutes prior to post.

Post Position NumberHorse NameKentucky Derby OddsMorning Line OddsClosing Line OddsTrainerJockey
1.Hit Show25-130-124-1Brad CoxManny Franco
2. Verifying15-115-114-1Brad CoxTyler Gaffalione
3. Two Phil's8-112-19-1Larry RivelliJareth Loveberry
4. Confidence Game17-120-121-1Keith DesormeauxJames Graham
5.Tapit Trice9-25-19-2Todd PletcherLuis Saez
6.Kingsbarns10-112-111-1Todd PletcherJose Ortiz
7.Reincarnate13-150-114-1Tim YakteenJohn Velazquez
8. Mage17-115-115-1Gustavo DelgadoJavier Castellano
9.SkinnerSCRSCRSCRJohn ShirreffsJuan Hernandez
10.Practical MoveSCRSCRSCRTim YakteenRamon Vazquez
11.Disarm24-130-127-1Steve AsmussenJoel Rosario
12.Jace's Road31-150-133-1Brad CoxFlorent Geroux
13.Sun Thunder30-150-133-1Kenny McPeekBrian Hernandez Jr.
14.Angel of Empire4-18-14-1Brad CoxFlavien Prat
15.ForteSCR3-1SCRTodd PletcherIrad Ortiz Jr.
16.Raise Cain31-150-133-1Ben ColebrookGerardo Corrales
17.Derma Sotogake8-110-17-1Hidetaka OtonashiChristophe Lemaire
18.Rocket Can27-130-128-1Bill MottJunior Alvarado
19.Lord MilesSCRSCRSCRSaffie Joseph Jr.Paco Lopez
20.ContinuarSCRSCRSCRYoshito YahagiRyusei Sakai
21.Cyclone Mischief29-130-129-1Dale RomansTBA
22.Mandarin Hero20-120-117-1Terunobu FujitaKazushi Kimura
23. King Russell31-150-132-1Ron MoquettRafael Bejarano

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Brett is an avid sports traveler and former Division-I football recruiter for Bowling Green and Texas State. He’s a graduate of BGSU and works as an auditor for Google content curation products. He’s also contributed to Sports Illustrated and Fansided during his young writing career.

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