Kentucky Derby 2022: Zozos Horse Racing Profile

Written By Brett Gibbons on May 3, 2022
Zozos

Zozos is a strong horse who ran an excellent race in the longest race on the prep circuit, the Louisiana Derby. Below, we’ll lay out everything you need to know about Zozos heading into the 2022 Kentucky Derby.

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Zozos Kentucky Derby Profile

Record: 2-1-0 (3)

Owner: Barry and Joni Butzow

Jockey: Manny Franco

Trainer: Brad H. Cox

Color: Dark Bay

Kentucky Derby points (standing): 40 (17th)

Running Style: Frontrunner

Last race: Placed in the Louisiana Derby (G2)

Sire/Dam: Munnings/Papa’s Forest

Zozos Past Performances

DateRaceLengthBeyer Speed FigureFinish
3/26/22Louisiana Derby (G2)1 3/16 miles982nd
2/11/22AlwOC1 1/16 miles921st
1/23/22MSW6 furlongs701st

The Word On Zozos

May 3: Trainer Brad Cox: “I’m happy with all three draws. I think with the Derby starting at the head of the stretch, and a quarter of a mile to the first turn, they’ll be able to get into position.”

Dave Bontempo betting analysis

Zozos qualified for the Kentucky Derby by running the right race in the Louisiana Derby. He carried the lead from the opening gate all the way to the final turn. Epicenter was too good and ran him down, but Zozos grabbed 40 qualifying points anyway. He would have to improve to beat Epicenter in the Derby, but he comes off a good effort anyway.

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Kentucky Derby Odds 2022

Any bets made on the TVG app will see odds shift based on how much is wagered on each horse until the starting gates open.

PostHorseLatest odds (6:30 p.m. ETMorning Line OddsTrainerJockeyW-P-S (Races)
1Mo Donegal9-110-1Todd PletcherIrad Ortiz Jr.3-0-2 (5)
2Happy Jack20-130-1Doug O'NeillRafael Bejarano0-0-2 (3)
3Epicenter5-17-2Steve AsmussenJoel Rosario4-1-0 (6)
4Summer Is Tomorrow33-130-1Bhupat SeemarMickael Barzalona2-3-0 (7)
5Smile Happy14-120-1Kenny McPeekCorey Lanerie2-2-0 (4)
6Messier (CAN)6-18-1Tim Yakteen*John Velazquez3-3-0 (6)
7Crown Pride (JPN)17-120-1Koichi ShintaniChristophe Lemaire3-0-0 (4)
8Charge It15-120-1Todd PletcherLuis Saez1-2-0 (3)
9Tiz the Bomb27-130-1Kenny McPeekBrian Hernandez Jr.5-1-0 (8)
10Zandon6-13-1Chad BrownFlavien Prat2-1-1 (4)
11Pioneer of Medina53-130-1Todd PletcherJoe Bravo2-1-2 (6)
12Taiba5-112-1Tim Yakteen*Mike Smith2-0-0 (2)
13Simplification35-120-1Antionio SanoJose Ortiz3-1-2 (7)
14Barber Road54-130-1John OrtizRey Gutierrez2-4-1 (8)
15White Abarrio14-110-1Saffie Joseph Jr.Tyler Gaffalione4-0-1 (5)
16Cyberknife15-120-1Brad CoxFlorent Geroux3-2-0 (6)
17Classic Causway75-130-1Brian LynchJulien Leparoux3-1-1 (6)
18Tawny Port74-130-1Brad CoxRicardo Santana Jr.3-1-0 (5)
19Zozos43-120-1Brad CoxManny Franco2-1-0 (3)
21Rich Strike80-130-1Eric ReedSonny Leon1-0-3 (7)

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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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