Kentucky Derby Future Wager: ‘All others’ are 4-5, Forte is 10-1

Kentucky Derby Future Wager: ‘All others’ are 4-5, Forte is 10-1

With the Kentucky Derby 2023 still 23 weeks away, the pari-mutuel field of all other colts and geldings from the 2020 foal crop closed as the odds-on, 4-5 favorite, and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Forte was the 10-1 second choice Sunday night in pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

Others who attracted mild interest from bettors included maiden winner Extra Anejo (13-1), Breeders’ Futurity (G1) runner-up Loggins (19-1), unbeaten Giant Mischief (27-1), maiden winner Signator (27-1) and all fillies from the 2020 foal crop (29-1).

Horses trained by Bob Baffert were not included, because he remains suspended from the Derby and all races at Churchill Downs Inc. tracks until late next spring. The sanction was for the positive drug test for the late Medina Spirit after his first-place finish in the 2021 Derby.

Here were the horses in order of the public’s betting choice with pool 2 odds, $2 win will-pays, trainers and sires:

KDFW pool 2Odds$2 payTrainerSire
All other 2yo males    4-5    $3.92  
Forte  10-1  $23.24Todd PletcherViolence
Extra Añejo  13-1  $29.14Steve AsmussenInto Mischief
Loggins  19-1  $40.04Brad CoxGhostzapper
Signator  27-1  $56.14Shug McGaugheyTapit
Giant Mischief  27-1  $56.32Brad CoxInto Mischief
All 2yo fillies  29-1  $61.68  
Instant Coffee  35-1  $73.40Brad CoxBolt d'Oro
Blazing Sevens  37-1  $77.52Chad BrownGood Magic
Echo Again  45-1  $92.24Steve AsmussenGun Runner
Disarm  45-1  $93.58Steve AsmussenGun Runner
Cyclone Mischief  47-1  $97.34Dale RomansInto Mischief
Litigate  57-1$117.66Todd PletcherBlame
Victory Formation  60-1$123.22Brad CoxTapwrit
Curly Jack  61-1$124.38Tom AmossGood Magic
Tuskegee Airmen  64-1$130.46John ServisStreet Sense
Awesome Strong  64-1$131.20Jorge DelgadoAwesome Slew
Capture the Flag  65-1$133.16Shug McGaugheyQuality Road
Corona Bolt  65-1$133.50Brad CoxBolt d'Oro
Expect More  70-1$142.98Todd PletcherCity of Light
Gulfport  70-1$143.56Steve AsmussenUncle Mo
Verifying  74-1$150.66Brad CoxJustify
Forbidden Secret  80-1$163.24Todd PletcherOutwork
General Jim  82-1$166.68Shug McGaugheyInto Mischief
Hit Show  90-1$182.68Brad CoxCandy Ride
Tapit's Conquest  94-1$190.00Brad CoxTapit
Cascais107-1$216.22Chad BrownInto Mischief
Mr. Ripple120-1$243.92Saffie Joseph Jr.Dialed In
Champions Dream131-1$264.50Danny GarganJustify
Rocket Can132-1$267.50Bill MottInto Mischief
Navy Man133-1$268.50Michael McCarthyBolt d'Oro
Bromley141-1$285.78Paulo LoboMastery
Denington159-1$320.60Kenny McPeekGun Runner
Full Moon Madness179-1$361.96Michelle NevinInto Mischief
Recruiter182-1$366.94Cathal LynchArmy Mule
Ten Days Later187-1$376.68Kenny McPeekCollected
Hal (g)198-1$399.24Darwin BanachAccelerate
Joking Way279-1$561.04Steve AsmussenPractical Joke
Practical Move350-1$703.62Tim YakteenPractical Joke
Frank's Honor
 scratchKenny McPeekHonor Code
(g) Gelding   

The total handle for the Nov. 24-27 KDFW pool, the second of six scheduled in advance of the May 6 Kentucky Derby, was $162,112, including $129,213 in the win pool and $32,899 in exactas.

This year’s early Derby betting menu also included the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager, which for the eighth consecutive year provided bettors with a unique opportunity to wager on select breeding stars and their entire crop of juveniles with the hope of winning next year’s Kentucky Derby.

All other sires at 5-1 and Into Mischief progeny at 7-1 attracted the most attention from bettors.

Sires in order of favoritism for the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager:

Sire Future WagerOdds$2 pay
All other sires    5-1$13.84
Into Mischief    7-1$16.14
Violence  11-1$25.24
Gun Runner  12-1$26.14
Uncle Mo  13-1$28.64
Curlin  16-1$34.06
Justify  16-1$35.10
Tapit  17-1$36.04
Bolt d'Oro  18-1$39.92
Ghostzapper  19-1$40.80
Quality Road  19-1$41.30
Good Magic  25-1$53.10
Arrogate  27-1$56.50
Candy Ride  30-1$62.82
American Pharoah  45-1$92.72
Hard Spun  48-1$98.58
Cairo Prince  50-1$103.36
City of Light  60-1$122.40
Not This Time  60-1$123.52
Street Sense  66-1$135.50
Practical Joke  69-1$140.20
Bernardini  75-1$152.90
Nyquist  76-1$154.64
Constitution  80-1$162.06
Mendelssohn  84-1$171.68
Runhappy  89-1$180.08
Medaglia d'Oro  91-1$185.86
West Coast  96-1$195.74
Empire Maker  98-1$199.60
Pioneerof the Nile106-1$215.52
War Front111-1$225.10
More Than Ready126-1$254.82
Malibu Moon134-1$271.94
Union Rags138-1$279.44
Sharp Azteca141-1$285.34
Classic Empire146-1$295.76
Cloud Computing154-1$311.68

Total betting on the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager was $33,732, including $24,557 in the win pool and $9,175 in the exactas.

The KDFW pool 2 and Sire Future Wager combined to handle $195,844. The total handle for the new Nov. 1-3 KDFW pool 1, the earliest pool is the history of the wager, was $114,910, including $90,007 in the win pool and $24,903 in exactas.

Other future-wager dates are set for 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 spanning March 10-12.

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