Kentucky Derby 2023: Raise Cain Horse Racing Profile

Written By Brett Gibbons on May 5, 2023
Raise Cain

Raise Cain is a very experienced horse in the 2023 Kentucky Derby field. Unproven in the bigger races, he projects to be a longshot in the derby, closing at 50-1 in the futures pool. However, after last year’s Run for the Roses, anyone is in contention. In the colt’s last win (Gotham), he beat out a loose horse but left the rest of the eligible field in the dust with a strong final quarter mile. Below, we’ll look at everything you need to know to bet the upcoming Kentucky Derby.

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Raise Cain Kentucky Derby Profile

Record: 2-1-1 (7)

Owner: Andrew and Rannia Warren

Jockey: Javier Castellano

Trainer: Ben Colebrook

Color: Bay

Kentucky Derby points (standing): 64 (9th)

Running Style: Closer

Last race: Finished 5th in the Blue Grass Stakes (G1)

Sire/Dam: Violence/Lemon Belle

Post position: 16

Morning line odds: 50-1

Raise Cain Past Performances

DateRaceLengthBrisnet Speed FigureFinish
4/8/23Blue Grass Stakes (G1)1 1/8 miles945th
3/4/23Gotham (G3)1 mile901st
1/21/23Leonatus Stakes (LS)1 mile805th
12/26/22Gun Runner (LS)1 1/16 miles902nd
10/29/22Bowman Mill6 furlongs753rd
10/9/22MSW7 furlongs911st
9/17/22MSW6 1/2 furlongs708th

The Word On Raise Cain

April 29: “…worked a half-mile in :49 on Thursday, his second work since finishing fifth in the Blue Grass Stakes (G1).”

May 1: Drew post 16 and opened alongside Sun Thunder and Continuar for the longest morning line odds at 50-1. Arrived at Churchill Downs on Monday.

May 5: “I hope he gets a clean break and gets into the first turn without getting wiped out,” trainer Ben Colebrook said of the deep closer. “I think there will be more pace than people think.”

*Quotes courtesy of Churchill Downs Communications

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Kentucky Derby Odds 2023

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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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