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.
Lord Miles Kentucky Derby Profile
Record: 2-0-1 (5)
Owner: Vesgo Racing Stable
Jockey: Paco Lopez
Trainer: Saffie A. Joseph, Jr.
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
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Lord Miles Past Performances
|Date||Race||Length||Brisnet Speed Figure||Finish|
|4/8/23||Wood Memorial (G2)||1 1/8 miles||99||1st|
|3/11/23||Tampa Bay Derby (G3)||1 1/16 miles||89||5th|
|2/4/23||Holy Bull (G3)||1 1/16 miles||80||6th|
|1/1/23||Mucho Macho Man (LS)||1 mile||89||3rd|
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
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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|