Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool 2: Forte is individual favorite

Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool 2: Forte is individual favorite
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Fans will have their second of six opportunities to bet on the 149th running of the Kentucky Derby Thursday through Sunday.

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Forte was made the 10-1 individual betting favorite, and the pari-mutuel field of “all other colts and geldings” from the 2020 foal crop not listed within the 38 individual betting interests was tabbed as the heavy 3-5 choice.

The four-day pool, which features $2 win and exacta wagering, will open Thursday at noon EST and close Sunday at 6 p.m. EST.

Pool 2 will run concurrent with the lone Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager, where fans can bet horses sired by 39 individual sires and an option for “all others” who were not listed. Horses from the 2020 foal crop sired by Uncle Mo are the 4-1 morning line favorite followed by Violence (6-1), Arrogate (8-1) and Into Mischief (8-1). All Other Sires is listed at 6-1.

In the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, Forte, trained by Hall of Famer Todd Pletcher, has won four of five career starts and is a three-time Grade I winner with his other graded victories coming in the Breeders’ Futurity and the Hopeful (G1). The talented son of Violence has already banked $1,595,150 and is the heavy favorite to become champion 2-year-old.

Other intriguing prospects that were included in the second pool of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager are dazzling maiden special weight winner Extra Añejo (15-1); undefeated allowance winner Giant Mischief (25-1); Breeders’ Futurity narrow runner-up Loggins (40-1); and Champagne (G1) winner and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile fourth-place runner Blazing Sevens.

As was the case last year, pool 2 will assume that horses under the care of trainers suspended from competing in the 2023 Kentucky Derby will not be under consideration. Instead, they are included within the pari-mutuel field. This applies to horses trained by Bob Baffert, who must sit out one more Derby because of Medina Spirit’s positive drug test in 2021.

Pool 2 has 14 new entrants: Bromley, Capture the Flag, Cascais, Champions Dream, Corona Bolt, Denington, Disarm, Expect More, Giant Mischief, Hal, Litigate, Navy Man, Practical Move and Recruiter.

Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool 2


KDFWTrainerSire
40. All other 2yo males  3-5  
16. Forte10-1Todd PletcherViolence
14. Extra Añejo15-1Steve AsmussenInto Mischief
20. Giant Mischief25-1Brad CoxInto Mischief
  2. Blazing Sevens30-1Chad BrownGood Magic
27. Loggins40-1Brad CoxGhostzapper
12. Echo Again50-1Steve AsmussenGun Runner
33. Signator60-1Shug McGaugheyTapit
35. Ten Days Later60-1Kenny McPeekCollected
21. Gulfport75-1Tom AmossGood Magic
39. All 2-year-old fillies80-1  
  1. Awesome Strong80-1Jorge DelgadoAwesome Slew
  7. Corona Bolt80-1Brad CoxBolt d'Oro
  8. Curly Jack80-1Tom AmossGood Magic
11. Disarm80-1Steve AsmussenGun Runner
19. General Jim80-1Shug McGaugheyInto Mischief
23. Hit Show80-1Brad CoxCandy Ride
24. Instant Coffee80-1Brad CoxBolt d'Oro
37. Verifying80-1Brad CoxJustify
38. Victory Formation80-1Brad CoxTapwrit
  3. Bromley99-1Paulo LoboMastery
  4. Capture the Flag99-1Shug McGaugheyQuality Road
  5. Cascais99-1Chad BrownInto Mischief
  6. Champions Dream99-1Danny GarganJustify
  9. Cyclone Mischief99-1Dale RomansInto Mischief
10. Denington99-1Kenny McPeekGun Runner
13. Expect More99-1Todd PletcherCity of Light
15. Forbidden Secret99-1Todd PletcherOutwork
17. Frank's Honor99-1Kenny McPeekHonor Code
18. Full Moon Madness99-1Michelle NevinInto Mischief
22. Hal99-1Darwin BanachAccelerate
25. Joking Way99-1Steve AsmussenPractical Joke
26. Litigate99-1Todd PletcherBlame
28. Mr. Ripple99-1Saffie Joseph Jr.Dialed In
29. Navy Man99-1Michael McCarthyBolt d'Oro
30. Practical Move99-1Tim YakteenPractical Joke
31. Recruiter99-1Cathal LynchArmy Mule
32. Rocket Can99-1Bill MottInto Mischief
34. Tapit's Conquest99-1Brad CoxTapit
36. Tuskegee Airmen99-1John ServisStreet Sense

Fans will have the opportunity to see some of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool 2 entrants run Saturday at Churchill Downs, a card that features exclusively 2-year-old races. The featured event is the $400,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (G2), worth 10 points to the winning horse on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.

In the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager, horses sired by Uncle Mo were made favorite. To date, some of Uncle Mo’s top earners (through Nov. 17) are Gulfport ($336,530), Mo Strike ($183,710) and Arabian Knight ($86,025).

In last year’s Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager, “all other sires,” which included eventual Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike (Keen Ice), closed as the 7-2 favorite.

Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager

  Sire  Odds
35. Uncle Mo  4-1
40. All other sires  6-1
37. Violence  6-1
  2. Arrogate  8-1
19. Into Mischief  8-1
17. Gun Runner10-1
29. Quality Road20-1
20. Justify40-1
34. Tapit40-1
  3. Bernardini50-1
30. Runhappy50-1
  4. Bolt d'Oro60-1
11. Curlin60-1
14. Ghostzapper60-1
15. Girvin60-1
16. Good Magic60-1
21. Malibu Moon60-1
32. Speightstown60-1
  1. American Pharoah80-1
  5. Cairo Prince80-1
  6. Candy Ride80-1
  7. City of Light80-1
  8. Classic Empire80-1
  9. Cloud Computing 80-1
10. Constitution80-1
12. Empire Maker80-1
13. Flatter80-1
18. Hard Spun80-1
22. Medaglia d'Oro80-1
23. Mendelssohn80-1
24. More Than Ready80-1
25. Not This Time80-1
26. Nyquist80-1
28. Practical Joke80-1
31. Sharp Azteca80-1
33. Street Sense80-1
38. War Front80-1
39. West Coast80-1
27. Pioneerof the Nile99-1
36. Union Rags99-1

All told, six Future Wager pools are scheduled in advance of the 2023 Kentucky Derby: Pool 1 ran Nov. 1-3; Nov. 24-27 (pool 2); Jan. 20-22 (pool 3); Feb. 10-12 (pool 4); March 10-12 (pool 5); and March 30-April 1 (pool 6). The lone Kentucky Oaks Future Wager will coincide with Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 5 on March 10-12.

A record total of $2,060,691 was bet on future wagers for the 2022 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks.

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