Kentucky Derby Future Wager: All others, Forte are top choices

Kentucky Derby Future Wager: All others, Forte are top choices
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With Kentucky Derby 2023 still 15 weeks away, the pari-mutuel field of all other 3-year-old colts and geldings closed Sunday as the 2-1 favorite in pool 3 of the pari-mutuel Kentucky Derby Future Wager. Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Forte was the 7-1 second choice.

Other horses who attracted interest from bettors included Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) and Lecomte (G3) winner Instant Coffee (15-1), Breeders’ Futurity (G1) runner-up Loggins (16-1), maiden winner Extra Añejo (18-1), Smarty Jones winner Victory Formation (23-1), maiden winner Banishing (27-1), Springboard Mile runner-up Giant Mischief (27-1) and Champagne (G1) winner Blazing Sevens (28-1).

Kentucky Derby 2023KDFW$2 will payTrainer
40. All other 3yo males    2-1    $6.82 
13. Forte    7-1  $17.72Todd Pletcher
18. Instant Coffee  15-1  $33.82Brad Cox
22. Loggins  16-1  $35.66Brad Cox
12. Extra Añejo  18-1  $38.62Steve Asmussen
37. Victory Formation  23-1  $48.80Brad Cox
  3. Banishing  27-1  $56.40Brendan Walsh
14. Giant Mischief  27-1  $56.58Brad Cox
  4. Blazing Sevens  28-1  $58.42Chad Brown
  6. Corona Bolt  32-1  $66.26Brad Cox
20. Kingsbarns  32-1  $67.48Todd Pletcher
39. All 3-year-old fillies  33-1  $68.56 
36. Verifying  34-1  $70.50Brad Cox
30. Signator  34-1  $70.90Shug McGaughey
10. Dubyuhnell  42-1  $87.52Danny Gargan
  8. Cyclone Mischief  44-1  $90.86Dale Romans
33. Tapit Trice  45-1  $93.06Todd Pletcher
29. Shopper’s Revenge  56-1$115.02Steve Asmussen
  7. Curly Jack  56-1$115.48Tom Amoss
  9. Disarm  58-1$118.06Steve Asmussen
24. Practical Move  58-1$118.80Tim Yakteen
31. Sun Thunder  58-1$119.58Kenny McPeek
34. Tapit’s Conquest  62-1$127.02Brad Cox
38. Wildatlanticstorm  64-1$131.24Ray Ashford
11. Echo Again  67-1$137.32Steve Asmussen
19. Jace’s Road  69-1$141.50Brad Cox
17. Hit Show  77-1$157.48Brad Cox
  5. Confidence Game  78-1$158.80Keith Desormeaux
21. Litigate  82-1$167.00Todd Pletcher
15. Gulfport  85-1$172.28Steve Asmussen
  2. Arctic Arrogance  85-1$173.88Linda Rice
35. Two Phil’s  91-1$184.82Larry Rivelli
28. Shesterkin103-1$209.02Todd Pletcher
16. Gun Pilot103-1$209.40Steve Asmussen
32. Tapit Shoes105-1$213.66Brad Cox
23. Lugan Knight121-1$244.76Michael McCarthy
27. Rocket Can121-1$245.24Bill Mott
  1. Angel of Empire125-1$252.18Brad Cox
26. Recruiter145-1$292.34Cathal Lynch
25. Prairie Hawk171-1$345.74Saffie Joseph Jr.

The total handle for the Friday-Sunday KDFW pool, the third of six scheduled wagering pools in advance of Kentucky Derby on May 6, was $312,906, including $244,700 in the win pool and $68,207 in the exacta. Through the first three pools, $623,660 have been bet on Derby future wagers.

Inaugurated in 1999, the Kentucky Derby Future Wager has been offered for a 25th consecutive year. Other Future Wager dates are set for 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.

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