The Florida Derby is scheduled to take place this Saturday, April 1st at Gulfstream Park racetrack. This is one of the last chances for horses to pick up qualifying points for the 2023 Kentucky Derby, so there is a lot on the line in addition to the $1,000,000 prize pool.
In this article I will outline the morning line odds for the 12 horses set to race on Saturday, give my favorite betting pick, and provide a simple three step guide you can follow to get your Florida Derby bets placed online.
2023 Florida Derby Betting Odds
Here are the morning line odds and post positions for this years Florida Derby. The odds will change leading up to the race depending on the amount of money wagered on each horse.
- Jungfrau 20-1
- West Coast Cowboy 20-1
- Shaq Diesel 30-1
- Mage 10-1
- Mr. Peeks 30-1
- Nautical Star 30-1
- Il Miracolo 30-1
- Mr. Ripple 30-1
- Cyclone Mischief 8-1
- Fort Bragg 5-1
- Forte 4/5
- Dubyuhnell 6-1
Forte is the favorite at odds of 4/5. Fort Bragg (5-1), Dubyuhnell (6-1) and Cyclone Mischief (8-1) are the other main contenders, with the other 8 horses coming in at odds of 10-1 or longer.
I can’t bring myself to pick against Forte in this race. He’s won four straight races including the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in November. I’m not sold on him as a Kentucky Derby favorite, but I do think he’s clearly the fastest horse in this field.
Forte has done what he’s had to in order to win his last four races, so it’s possible he has more in the tank as well. Hopefully one of the other horses in this field push him down the stretch so we can see Forte’s full capabilities.
I don’t see anyone who can challenge Forte in this field, so I like him even at odds of 4/5.
Play: Forte 4/5
How To Bet On Florida Derby Online
Follow this three step guide to place your Florida Derby bets online. I’m using BetOnline as our top rated sportsbook in this guide because they accepts players from everywhere in the world, including the USA.
Step 1. Open a BetOnline.ag Account
Click the above link, select ‘Join Now’ on the landing page and fill out the short form to open your account.
BetOnline is offering some great promotions for horse bettors right now. They are offering a $25 risk free bet for your first wager in the racebook, and also offer a 9% daily rebate on horse racing wagers.
Step 2. Deposit
After logging into your account click on the ‘Deposit’ links, select your preferred deposit method and follow the instructions to fund your account.
BetOnline accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Bitcoin, Ethereum, and various other deposit methods. You can also cash out via bank wire or check.
Step 3. Place Your Florida Derby Bets
You’re ready to bet on the race!
On the BetOnline website click on ‘Racebook’ from the top menu bar to navigate to the racebook section of the site.
You should then select ‘Gulfstream Park’ under the American Thoroughbred drop down menu. The Florida Derby should be race #14 on the card on April 1st.
You can then proceed to place your bets by selecting the bet type (straight, exacta, trifecta, etc), entering your risk amounts for the horses you want to bet on, and clicking ‘Add to bet slip’.
Check out our horse racing page for more information about the different bets you can make.
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