2022 Kentucky Derby futures: Vegas offers 259 choices

2022 Kentucky Derby futures: Vegas offers 259 choices
Photo: Caesars Sportsbook at William Hill Nevada

Even before Rocket Dawg makes his stakes debut this weekend, he already has made a significant move in Las Vegas futures for the 2022 Kentucky Derby.

Follow all the contenders for the 2022 Kentucky Derby.

A 5 1/2-length winner in his seven-furlong debut last month at Churchill Downs, the $375,000 Classic Empire colt has shortened from a consensus 100-1 in the past two weeks. While holding steady this week at 60-1 at Caesars Sportsbook at William Hill Nevada, Rocket Dawg was cut from 35-1 to a 20-1 co-second choice at Circa Sports.

Trained by Brad Cox, Rocket Dawg may be the favorite in the inaugural running of the 1 1/16-mile, $100,000 Gun Runner Stakes, a 10-4-2-1 Derby points prep Sunday at Fair Grounds.

Even though he is in the Bob Baffert stable, which is under a Churchill Downs ban, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Corniche remains the Derby favorite in Nevada, now 11-1 at Circa and 6-1 at Caesars at William Hill. Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) victor Smile Happy is a 20-1 co-second choice with both bookmakers.

Make It Big, first in Friday night’s Remington Springboard Mile, did not get as much attention in the futures that most Derby preps produce. The Neolithic colt from Saffie Joseph Jr.’s barn made a small move from 125-1 to 110-1 at Caesars at William Hill. He held steady at 100-1 at Circa.

Eleven new names were added to the futures this week. Circa lists 234 horses; Caesars at William Hill 178. Combined, there are 259 2-year-olds available for betting in Nevada.

Kentucky Derby futuresCircaC-WHTrainerSire
Corniche  11-1    6-1Bob BaffertQuality Road
Smile Happy  20-1  20-1Ken McPeekRunhappy
Jack Christopher  32-1  20-1Chad BrownMunnings
Rattle N Roll  32-1  22-1Ken McPeekConnect
Zandon  33-1  25-1Chad BrownUpstart
Messier  35-1  20-1Bob BaffertEmpire Maker
Mo Donegal  35-1  35-1Todd PletcherUncle Mo
Commandperformance  40-1  30-1Todd PletcherUnion Rags
Classic Causeway  45-1  35-1Brian LynchGiant's Causeway
Pappacap  50-1  30-1Mark CasseGun Runner
Wit  50-1  50-1Todd PletcherPractical Joke
Rocket Dawg  20-1  60-1Brad CoxClassic Empire
Doppelgänger  60-1  35-1Bob BaffertInto Mischief
Slow Down Andy  50-1  60-1Doug O'NeillNyquist
Sir London  35-1  75-1Simon CallaghanMalibu Moon
Nakatomi (g)  75-1  45-1Wesley WardFiring Line
Cyberknife  55-1  75-1Brad CoxGun Runner
In Dreams  75-1 Brad CoxFrosted
Giant Game  80-1  70-1Dale RomansGiant's Causeway
Chasing Time  80-1 Steve AsmussenNot This Time
Major General  85-1  55-1Todd PletcherConstitution
Rockefeller  85-1  65-1Bob BaffertMedaglia d'Oro
Emmanuel  90-1  75-1Todd PletcherMore Than Ready
Oviatt Class100-1  50-1Keith DesormeauxBernardini
Gunite100-1  55-1Steve AsmussenGun Runner
Howling Time100-1  60-1Dale RomansNot This Time
Octane (g)100-1  60-1Carlos DavidBrethren
H P Moon (r)100-1  65-1Lacey GaudetMalibu Moon
Echo Zulu (f)100-1  75-1Steve AsmussenGun Runner
Murray100-1  75-1Bob BaffertStreet Sense
My Prankster  90-1100-1Todd PletcherInto Mischief
High Oak  95-1100-1Bill MottGormley
Epicenter100-1100-1Steve AsmussenNot This Time
Pinehurst100-1100-1Bob BaffertTwirling Candy
Varatti100-1100-1Todd PletcherInto Mischief
Make It Big100-1110-1Saffie Joseph Jr.Neolithic
Franklin One Star (g)110-1 Doug O'NeillDanzing Candy
Overstep100-1120-1Todd PletcherInto Mischief
Dean's List125-1  75-1Todd PletcherSpeightstown
Stellar Tap125-1  80-1Steve AsmussenTapit
Bourbon Heist125-1  85-1Ian WilkesPractical Joke
Ben Diesel  90-1125-1Dallas StewartWill Take Charge
Trafalgar125-1  90-1Al Stall Jr.Lord Nelson
Newgrange125-1100-1Bob BaffertViolence
Shipsational125-1100-1Ed BarkerMidshipman
Winning Map125-1100-1Bob BaffertLiam's Map
Gold Rush Candy 125-1Bob BaffertDanzing Candy
Tiz the Bomb125-1 Ken McPeekHit It a Bomb
Straight Up G125-1135-1Richard BaltasStraight Fire
Forbidden Kingdom150-1  75-1Richard MandellaAmerican Pharoah
Senbei  90-1150-1Christophe ClémentCandy Ride
American Xperiment150-1100-1Steve AsmussenNyquist
Double Thunder150-1100-1Todd PletcherSuper Saver
El Pando150-1100-1Jaylan ClaryOutwork
O Captain150-1100-1Gustavo DelgadoCarpe Diem
Strike Hard150-1120-1Matthew WilliamsFlashback
Authorize125-1150-1Bill MottCurlin
Chancellor Bay150-1125-1Daniel PitaHonor Code
Cogburn150-1125-1Steve AsmussenNot This Time
Dr. Perry150-1125-1Steve AsmussenInto Mischief
Flying Drummer150-1125-1Bob BaffertGun Runner
Kamui150-1125-1Bob BaffertQuality Road
Keepcalmcarryon150-1125-1Todd PletcherUnion Rags
Key Point150-1125-1Chad BrownInto Mischief
Osbourne (g)150-1125-1Ron MoquettTapiture
Trademark (g)150-1125-1Vicki OliverUpstart
Kid Corleone135-1150-1Doug O'NeillShackleford
Graphic Detail140-1150-1Bill MottPractical Joke
White Abarrio150-1150-1Carlos Luis PérezRaceday
Higher Standard150-1 Tom AmossInto Mischief
Little Drama 150-1Steve AsmussenDramedy
Kupuna150-1 Bret CalhounHard Spun
Quick to Blame150-1 Brad CoxBlame
Tejano Twist (g)150-1 Bret CalhounPractical Joke
Winterwood150-1 Rodolphe BrissetMaclean's Music
Cajun's Magic (g)175-1100-1Michael YatesCajun Breeze
Enbarr175-1125-1Bob BaffertBrody's Cause
Zatip175-1125-1Graham MotionTapit
Headline Report (g)175-1135-1Wesley WardGormley
Overbore175-1140-1Wesley WardSpeightstown
Roger McQueen175-1135-1Larry RivelliUnified
Annapolis175-1150-1Todd PletcherWar Front
Dean Delivers (g)175-1150-1Michael YatesCajun Breeze
Forced Ranking175-1150-1Chad BrownMastery
Freelancer175-1150-1Brendan WalshMedaglia d'Oro
Gilded Age175-1150-1Bill MottMedaglia d'Oro
Life Is Great175-1150-1Bob KelsarisTapiture
Montebello175-1150-1Bob BaffertCurlin
Red Run175-1150-1Steve AsmussenGun Runner
Simplification175-1150-1Antonio SanoNot This Time
So Determined175-1150-1Todd PletcherInto Mischief
Spartan Army150-1175-1Dallas StewartTapiture
Strava175-1150-1Dallas StewartInto Mischief
Unpredictable Bay150-1175-1Al AliCairo Prince
Cattin175-1175-1Ralph NicksNeolithic
Dakota Gold175-1 Danny GarganFreud
Elusive Target 175-1Steve AsmussenGun Runner
Glacial 175-1Norm CasseFrosted
Hitting Bombs175-1 Brian LynchGun Runner
Home Brew175-1 Brad CoxStreet Sense
Longshadow 175-1Kelsey DannerTapiture
Page One 175-1Brad CoxPractical Joke
Peaceful Waters175-1 Al Stall Jr.Dialed In
Practical Coach 175-1Butch ReidPractical Joke
Surfer Dude175-1 Dallas StewartCurlin
Tengo Mis Papeles 175-1Bret CalhounMy Golden Song
Unique Unions (g)175-1 Rick SchosbergUnion Jackson
Defend180-1140-1Cathal LynchAmerican Freedom
Of a Revolution200-1125-1Saffie Joseph Jr.Maclean's Music
Classic Moment200-1135-1Steve AsmussenClassic Empire
Affable Monarch200-1150-1Jorge DuarteArrogate
Barossa200-1150-1Bob BaffertInto Mischief
Coinage200-1150-1Mark CasseTapit
Dash Attack200-1150-1Ken McPeekMunnings
Don't Wait Up200-1150-1Tony DutrowUpstart
Hagler200-1150-1Rudy RodríguezTapiture
Kaely's Brother150-1200-1Brad CoxTwirling Candy
Kevin's Folly200-1150-1Tom AmossDistorted Humor
Little Vic200-1150-1Juan Carlos ÁvilaPractical Joke
Micky From Wexford (g)200-1150-1John EnnisDialed In
Nineties Country200-1150-1Brad CoxConnect
A. P.'s Secret200-1175-1Saffie Joseph Jr.Cupid
B Sudd200-1175-1Dallas StewartJimmy Creed
Call Me Midnight200-1175-1Keith DesormeauxMidnight Lute
Chattalot175-1200-1Steve AsmussenMidnight Lute
Great Escape200-1175-1Rodolphe BrissetMidnight Storm
Power Agenda200-1175-1Todd PletcherNyquist
Texas Red Hot200-1175-1Randy MorseTexas Red
Cool Papa G180-1200-1Steve AsmussenMaclean's Music
Finneus180-1200-1Walther SolisStay Thirsty
Almanzo200-1 Brad CoxTapit
Ava K's Boy 200-1Carlos MartínClassic Empire
Barber Road200-1 John OrtizRaceday
Bochombo 200-1Luis MéndezStreet Boss
Bueno Bueno200-1 Jack SistersonLord Nelson
Call Me Jamal (g)200-1 Mike PuhichMalibu Moon
Capt. Candy (g)200-1 Anthony PecoraroImagining
Fight Your Corner 200-1Tony MargottaFrosted
Churchtown (g)200-1 Roger AttfieldAir Force Blue
Concept200-1 Steve AsmussenGun Runner
Costa Terra200-1 Steve AsmussenGun Runner
Fast Draw Munnings200-1 Jeff MullinsMunnings
Geno200-1 David DonkBig Brown
Ironstone200-1 Willie ArmataMr Speaker
Joe200-1 Mike TrombettaDeclaration of War
Hicksy200-1 Kevin AttardHootenanny
Matt Doyle200-1 Chad SummersViolence
Misbehaved200-1 Todd PletcherInto Mischief
Mob Boss200-1 Jeff BondeSky Mesa
Red Danger200-1 Brian LynchOrb
Red Knobs200-1 Dale RomansUnion Rags
Rewire (g)200-1 Brad CoxMohaymen
Rhetoric200-1 Bob BaffertQuality Road
Sacred Samurai200-1 Joe SharpFirst Samurai
Seal Beach200-1 Mike MakerMidshipman
Sky and Sand200-1 Steve AsmussenMidshipman
Spin Wheel200-1 Rusty ArnoldHard Spun
Stolen Base 200-1Mike MakerBodemeister
Street Art 200-1Keith DesormeauxStreet Boss
Trust Our Journey 200-1Carlos DavidAmerican Pharoah
Volcanic200-1 Mark CasseViolence
Judge Davis100-1225-1Shug McGaugheyDistorted Humor
Cooke Creek225-1150-1Jeremiah O'DwyerUncle Mo
Pressure225-1150-1Steve AsmussenInto Mischief
Unified Report225-1175-1Dallas StewartUnified
Bourbon's Hope (g)225-1200-1Charlton BakerExaggerator
Kavod225-1200-1Jim ChapmanLea
Lightening Larry200-1225-1Jeff EnglerUncaptured
Midnight Worker200-1225-1Todd PletcherOutwork
Rotknee225-1200-1Mike MakerRunhappy
Skippylongstocking225-1200-1Saffie Joseph Jr.Exaggerator
Speaking (g)225-1200-1Eddie Owens Jr.Mr Speaker
American Sanctuary225-1 Chris DavisAmerican Freedom
Big Papa Steve225-1 Reid FranceMr. Big
Bron and Brow225-1 Ruben AlvaradoGormley
Bye Bye Bobby225-1 Todd FincherQuality Road
Feelthebeat 225-1Norman McKnightCupid
In Due Time 225-1Kelly BreenNot This Time
Joker Boy 225-1Brian KorinerPractical Joke
Naval Aviator225-1 Brad CoxTapit
On the Come Up 225-1Kelly BreenMission Impazible
Speaking Scout225-1 Graham MotionMr Speaker
Un Ojo (g)225-1 Tony DutrowLaoban
Union Train250-1160-1John ShirreffsUnion Rags
Blue Kentucky (g)250-1175-1Wayne CatalanoInclude
Durante250-1175-1Doug O'NeillDistorted Humor
Kenner250-1175-1Jamie NessLaoban
Baladi250-1200-1Brendan WalshPioneerof the Nile
Fan the Fire250-1200-1Mike MakerHard Spun
Tough to Tame250-1200-1Chris DavisSpeightster
What In Blazes250-1200-1Jerry HollendorferStraight Fire
Candy Landing (r)250-1225-1Brendan WalshTwirling Candy
Daufuskie Island225-1250-1Jeremiah EnglehartGoldencents
Legendary Lore250-1225-1Bill MoreyPractical Joke
Rock N Rye250-1225-1Walther SolisStay Thirsty
Aspen Shade (r)250-1 Jeff BondeTamarando
Avant Glory 250-1Saffie Joseph Jr.Khozan
Back to Normal250-1 Mike MakerLiam's Map
Bali's Shade250-1 Rudy RodríguezBal a Bali
Brigadier General250-1 Dallas StewartStreet Sense
Bet On Mookie 250-1Ruben AlvaradoUncaptured
Bustin Piètre (g)250-1 Bruce LevineBustin Stones
Chileno250-1 Steve AsmussenGun Runner
Duke of Love250-1 Josie CarrollCupid
Fromanothamutha250-1 Ray HandalUnified
Full Disclosure (g) 250-1Michael YatesCajun Breeze
God of Love250-1 Mark CasseCupid
Gunfighter250-1 Brad CoxGhostzapper
Hot Rod Rumble (g)250-1 Steve AsmussenMidnight Storm
Husband Material250-1 Jimmy TonerAmerican Pharoah
King Cab (g) 250-1Eddie Plesa Jr.Noble Bird
Local Motive (g)250-1 John Salzman Jr.Divining Rod
Lucky Boss 250-1Ken McPeekStreet Boss
Mamzooj250-1 Dan PeitzDaaher
Midnight Chrome250-1 Tyler ServisCalifornia Chrome
Mumayaz250-1 Dan PeitzBodemeister
Old Town Road250-1 Wesley WardClassic Empire
Rich Strike250-1 Eric ReedKeen Ice
Ten Gauge250-1 Steve AsmussenGun Runner
Triple Elvis250-1 Chad BrownInto Mischief
Barese275-1200-1Mike MakerLaoban
Cairama275-1225-1Steve AsmussenCairo Prince
Hoist the Gold250-1275-1Dallas StewartMineshaft
Hope In Him250-1275-1Joe OrsenoChitu
Whittington Park275-1250-1Brad CoxMidnight Lute
Desert Ruler 275-1Daniel PitaCandy Ride
Mr Jefferson275-1 Mike TrombettaConstitution
Revenir (g)275-1 Danny PishHard Spun
Big City Lights300-1  75-1Luis MéndezMr. Big
Line Change300-1150-1Mike StidhamNyquist
Guntown300-1175-1Steve AsmussenGun Runner
Shastree300-1175-1Teresa PompayStreet Sense
Thirsty Always300-1175-1Walther SolisStay Thirsty
Spuntacular300-1225-1Juan Carlos ÁvilaHard Spun
Trip to Spain300-1225-1Jamey ThomasStay Thirsty
Ignitis300-1250-1D. Wayne LukasNyquist
Run Curtis Run250-1300-1Mike MakerSummer Front
Twenty Four Mamba300-1250-1Mark CasseClassic Empire
Who Hoo Thats Me300-1275-1Jorge AbreuKeen Ice
Beast or Famine300-1 Penny PearceThe Big Beast
Deal Go Down 300-1Mark CasseCairo Prince
Mr. Bouma300-1 Dale RomansCandy Ride
On Thin Ice300-1 Mark CasseMore Than Ready
Oubabe300-1 John SadlerHe Be Fire N Ice
Pec Tacular300-1 Bob Hess Jr.Outwork
Rod Two Rod300-1 Gustavo DelgadoUnified
Rowdy Rascal (g)300-1 Boyd CasterDen's Legacy
Tops the Chart (g) 300-1Jorge DuarteMaclean's Music
Vodka N Water300-1 Steve AsmussenFed Biz
Baytown Frosty350-1250-1Paul McEnteeFrosted
Dance Code350-1300-1Juan VázquezHonor Code
Forty Stripes350-1300-1Jerry HollendorferMunnings
Mr. Mox (g)325-1350-1Jamie NessDivining Rod
Aquitania Arrival (g)350-1350-1Rene AmescuaCarpe Diem
Eloquist350-1 Butch ReidNyquist
Ottoman Empire350-1 Tom AmossClassic Empire
Shamayim350-1 Rosa RamírezCrema d'Oro
Sonnyisnotsofunny400-1300-1Wayne CatalanoAmerican Freedom
Olympic Legend450-1 Luis MéndezStreet Boss
f-Filly g-Gelding r-Ridgling    
Circa: Circa Sportsbook    
C-WH: Caesars at William Hill   

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