Kentucky Derby 2023: Practical Move Horse Racing Profile

Written By Brett Gibbons on May 4, 2023
Practical move kentucky derby horse profile

Practical Move won multiple prep races on the Road to the 2023 Kentucky Derby, most recently the Santa Anita Derby. He closed as an even money favorite, staving off a late two-horse push to claim his third-straight victory. He closed 14-1 in futures pools, fifth among the field, at the beginning of April. Unfortunately, two days before the Derby, he scratched from the field.

Below, we’ll look at everything you need to know to bet this horse in the upcoming Triple Crown races.

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Practical Move Kentucky Derby Profile

Record: 4-1-2 (7)

Owner: Leslie A. Amestoy, Pierre Jean Amestoy Jr., Roger K. Beasley

Jockey: Ramon A. Vazquez

Trainer: Tim Yakteen

Color: Bay

Kentucky Derby points (standing): 160 (2nd)

Running Style: Stalker

Last race: Won Santa Anita Derby (G1)

Sire/Dam: Practical Joke/Ack Naughty

Post position: 10

Morning line odds: 10-1

Practical Move Past Performances

DateRaceLengthBrisnet Speed FigureFinish
4/8/23Santa Anita Derby (G1)1 1/8 miles1001st
3/4/23San Felipe (G2)1 1/16 miles1021st
12/17/22Los Alamitos Futurity (G2)1 1/16 miles1051st
11/20/22Bob Hope (G3)7 furlongs893rd
10/10/22MSW1 mile841st
9/3/22MSW6 1/2 furlongs853rd
8/13/22MSW6 1/2 furlongs942nd

The Word On Practical Move

April 18: Practical Move improved his Beyer speed figure (BSF) in almost every race this year, topping out at 102 in the San Felipe in March.

April 22: Beginning last year, legendary trainer Bob Baffert was suspended two years by Churchill Downs and transferred some horses to trainer Tim Yakteen. That suspension continues in 2023 and more horses have been transferred to Yakteen; however, Practical Move was not one of those horses. Yakteen has trained this contender from the beginning and should get full credit for the colt’s growth.

April 30: “…breezed five furlongs in :59.60,” after arriving at Churchill Downs on Saturday.

May 1: Will run out of gate 10 and posted 10/1 morning line odds.

May 4: Practical Move scratches from the Kentucky Derby.

*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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