Kentucky Derby 2023: Rocket Can Horse Racing Profile

Written By Brett Gibbons on May 5, 2023
Rocket Can

Rocket Can stands 10th in the 2023 Kentucky Derby standings after prep race season. He took home a victory in the Holy Bull and placed in the Fountain of Youth. However, he was unable to make podium at the Arkansas Derby, just missing out despite a good run in a tough field. Below, we’ll look at everything you need to know to bet the upcoming Kentucky Derby.

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Rocket Can Kentucky Derby Profile

Record: 2-2-0 (7)

Owner: Frank Fletcher Racing Operations, Inc.

Jockey: Junior Alvarado

Trainer: William I. Mott

Color: Gray

Kentucky Derby points (standing): 60 (10th)

Running Style: Stalker

Last race: Finished 4th in the Arkansas Derby (G1)

Sire/Dam: Into Mischief/Tension

Post position: 18

Morning line odds: 30-1

Rocket Can Past Performances

DateRaceLengthBrisnet Speed FigureFinish
4/1/23Arkansas Derby (G1)1 1/8 miles964th
3/4/23Fountain of Youth (G2)1 1/16 miles982nd
2/4/23Holy Bull (G3)1 1/16 miles931st
11/26/22Alwoc1 1/16 miles912nd
10/30/22MSW1 1/16 miles961st
9/3/22MSW7 furlongs677th
8/6/22MSW7 furlongs785th

The Word On Rocket Can

April 23: “…worked [five furlongs] in 1:01 Sunday morning.”

April 29: “Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott decided early Saturday to wait until Sunday morning for the colt owned by Frank Fletcher Racing Operations to put in his final breeze for the Derby. So [he] took to the track Saturday for a gallop with regular exercise rider Guelser Cardona aboard.
‘We decided to wait till tomorrow,’ Mott said. ‘There might be a little shower (Saturday), but it shouldn’t be too bad and won’t affect him.’ No rider has been confirmed for the Derby.”

April 30: “…breezed 5F @ChurchillDowns in company in :59.80 for @KentuckyDerby 149.”

May 1: Drew Gate 18 and opened with 30-1 Morning Line odds.

*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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