Rapper Jack Harlow shares pick for the 2023 Kentucky Derby. Here’s the horse’s odds

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Louisville rapper and repeat Grammy nominee Jack Harlow teased his pick for the 2023 Kentucky Derby at the event’s red carpet as fans cheered him on.

Surrounded by a large posse of hype men, Harlow named his favorite horse to win the race as Two Phil’s, with odds currently at 8-1 after a field shake-up Saturday due to five scratches.

Harlow declined to explain his pick, turning down interviews because he said he was too shy.

Two Phil’s has somewhat of a reputation as an underdog, with Anthony Saga, the son of Two Phil’s co-owner Phillip Sagan, previously telling Bloodhorse, “The horse is not supposed to do what he’s done, he’s progressively gotten better and better and he’s kind of a freak to be honest.”

That history might be why Harlow was drawn to Two Phil’s. Harlow’s career in rap music has seen a meteoric rise in recent years despite his more modest Kentucky roots.

Gov. Andy Beshear, making a red carpet appearance of his own Saturday, lauded Harlow for not forgetting those roots.

“This is a guy who’s top of the world, could be anywhere, could live anywhere and he chose to move back,” to Kentucky, Beshear said.