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Hollywood Derby Betting Preview

December 2, 2023


The G1 Hollywood Derby, slated for December 2nd at 6:25 PM ET at Del Mar Racetrack in California, is the seventh race of the day. Featuring a $300,000 prize purse, nine horses will vie for victory, with Program Trading leading the pack with 9-5 odds.


  • Date / Track: 12/2/2023 Del Mar Racetrack

  • Post Time: 6:25 PM ET

  • Distance: 1 ? mile (dirt)

  • Purse: $300,000

Hollywood Derby Betting Preview

The 2023 Hollywood Derby has compelling horses entered for this event. This graded stakes event offers sensational talent, with some having great form heading into this race.

Seal Team is the only horse with a recent win, while five of the horses total have finished in the top three recently. Every horse in the field has also recently competed in a graded stakes event prior to this race, with Redistricting being the only one in a G1 event. In addition, this is another look at plenty of horses coming off of the Twilight Derby G2 event.

Horses with Best Chance to Win

Explore the vast amount of betting options within the competitive 2023 Hollywood Derby, revealing potential victors through this thoughtful analysis. Below are options that could include trifecta and exacta bets.

Program Trading 9-5

Program Trading is trained by Chad Brown and has had great success to start his career. He is coming off a second place finish at the Virginia Derby G3 event. So far, he has three wins and a second place finish in four starts, giving him excellent momentum heading into this event.

Webslinger 3-1

Webslinger has earned three wins, two runner-ups, and two third place finishes so far this year. His recent result was a third place finish at the Twilight Derby G2 race and is poised to do well here.

Redistricting 5-1

Redistricting is coming off a seventh place finish at the Belmont Derby G1. With some G1 stakes under his belt, he has an opportunity to redeem himself here and potentially land a top three finish.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie has the odds ready for the 2023 Hollywood Derby. Check out which horses are market favorites and see which ones can fit your betting style.


  • Silver Knott: 6-1

  • Maltese Falcon: 20-1

  • Reiquist: 10-1

  • Watsonville: 12-1

  • Webslinger: 3-1

  • Santorini: 15-1

  • Redistricting: 5-1

  • Program Trading: 9-5

  • Seal Team: 5-1

Seal Team 5-1

Seal Team is coming off a win at the Twilight Derby G2 event, where a majority of those horses in this field just raced at. Does he have what it takes to be the faster horse with a similar field again?

He has three wins and one third place finish in four starts. Compared to the field, he has the better finish lately and has better speed to win.

Spooky Express Pick: Seal Team at 5-1 to Win