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Dueling Grounds Derby Betting Preview

September 3, 2023


The upcoming 2023 Dueling Grounds Derby will showcase a lineup of 12 horses and is slated as the 11th race of the day at Kentucky Downs. With a handful of exceptional contenders in the mix, this race promises an enticing betting prospect.


  • Date / Track: 09/03/2023 Kentucky Downs

  • Post Time: 7:00 PM ET

  • Distance: 1 5/16 m (turf)

  • Purse: $1,000,000

Dueling Grounds Derby Betting Preview

Recent standout performances have set a handful of horses apart from the 12-horse field, intensifying the competition. However, it is essential not to disregard the potential of horses showing promising streaks.

The upcoming race will take place on a 1 5/16-mile track and holds the distinction of being a Grade 3 event with a generous purse of $1 million. Several horses have excelled in similar contests, making them intriguing choices to contemplate.

Horses with Best Chance to Win

Within the race, each and every horse harbors a real shot at triumph, but a few competitors exude a more compelling allure. Below you will see which horses that you should pinpoint in consideration for first place, exacta, and trifecta choices.

Highway Robber 6-1

Highway Robber just finished a runner-up performance at the Kentucky Downs Preview Dueling Grounds Derby. This marked his first ever runner-up and it shows positive momentum heading into this event. Out of three starts this year, he also has a victory.

Far Bridge 8-5

Far Bridge returns to action after a third place result at the Saratoga Derby G1 event. He has the best resume heading into this event, as he has three victories, two runner-ups, and one third place result. He is a good bet for placing in the top three.

Anglophile 6-5

Anglophile has a third place finish at the Kentucky Downs Preview Dueling Grounds Derby. He also has one finish each per top three out of five starts.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie unveils a myriad of thrilling betting prospects as the eagerly awaited 2023 Dueling Grounds Derby approaches. Explore the extensive roster of formidable contenders preparing for this intense and highly competitive racing spectacle.


  • Red Route One: 7-2

  • Desert Duke: 12-1

  • Really Good: 15-1

  • Lion Of War: 20-1

  • Just A Photo: 30-1

  • Anglophile: 8-1

  • Highway Robber: 6-1

  • Wizard Of Westwood: 15-1

  • Far Bridge: 8-5

  • Battle Of Normandy: 20-1

  • Clever Thought: 20-1

  • Out Of Deductions: 30-1

Red Route One 7-2

Red Route One is coming off of a victory at the West Virginia Derby G3, which was arguably the best race he has been a part of. He was able to close from being far back and won by three lengths.

He is returning back to the same place he warned his first career victory, so this bodes well for his chances. Out of seven events this year, he has two victories and two runner-ups.

Final Pick: Take Red Route One at 7-2 to Win