The Pennsylvania Derby is the biggest race in the nation this coming Saturday, with a $1 million purse up for grabs for three-year-olds at Parx Racing just outside of Philadelphia. The race is a 1 1/8 mile distance on a dirt track, and the race boasts a very strong field this year with some of the nations top 3-year-olds including Reincarnate, , Saudi Crown and Scotland.
In this article I will outline the morning line odds for the eleven horses set to compete in the race this year, give my favorite pick to win and also provide a simple three step guide to getting your Pennsylvania Derby bets placed online.
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2023 Pennsylvania Derby Betting Odds
Here are the morning line odds and post positions for this years edition of the Pennsylvania Derby. Remember that these odds are not fixed and will change throughout the day depending on the amount of money bet on each horse.
- Modern Era 50-1
- Dreamlike 10-1
- Saudi Crown 7-2
- Magic Tap 5-1
- Scotland 6-1
- Daydreaming Boy 12-1
- West Coast Cowboy 12-1
- Gilmore 10-1
- Crupi 15-1
- Il Miracolo 8-1
- Reincarnate 3-1
Reincarnate did not draw a great post position, but he’s still the favorite coming out of gate 11. This is a Bob Baffert trained horse that is coming off a win in the Los Alamitos Derby in July. He’s a slight favorite over Saudi Crown, who is coming off a second place finish at Jim Dandy in late July.
Scotland is the third favorite with odds of 6-1. He won The Curlin at Saratoga in July, but finished in 6th in a strong field at the Travers Stakes last month. Il Miracolo, the fourth favorite, finished 2nd behind Scotland at The Curlin, but followed it up with a win at the Smarty Jones in August, although it was a slow race.
I like Saudi Crown at 7-2. I think his post position gives him an advantage over Reincarnate, and his speed figures are very strong in his last two races even though he finished second in both. There’s no shame in coming second to Forte at the Jim Dandy in late July. This horse deserves to race with the best and I think he will prove that with a win on Saturday.
Play: Saudi Crown 7-2
How To Bet On The Pennsylvania Derby Online
Follow this quick 3 step guide to place your Pennsylvania Derby bets online. I will be using BetOnline as the sportsbook in this guide and they accept players from around the world, including the United States.
First you will need to join an online sportsbook. BetOnline is our top rated betting site for American residents, and a great site for any sports bettors around the world. They have a very easy to use racebook and also offer a $25 risk free bet on your first horse racing wager. This free $25 horse racing bet is in addition to the massive first deposit bonus offered at BetOnline.
Click here to visit BetOnline.ag. Select ‘Join Now’ on the home page and fill out the small form to open your account.
#2. Make a Deposit
Next you’ll need to make a deposit to have funds with which to bet on the race. BetOnline accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more depending on your location.
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#3. Place Your Pennsylvania Derby Bets
You’re now ready to bet on the race.
Once on the BetOnline website, select ‘Racebook’ from the top navigation bar to go to the racebook section of the site.
You should then select ‘Parx Racing’ from the left sidebar under the ‘American Thoroughbred’. The Pennsylvania Derby is the 13th race on Saturday’s card and has a post time of 6:10pm EST, so find the corresponding race to those details and you will have found the betting lines for the Pennsylvania Derby.
Check out our horse race betting info page for all the details about the various wagers you can make.
I think that’s it. Are you ready to bet? Click here to visit BetOnline.ag.