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‘All Others’ 3-5 Favorite, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Winner Nyquist 9-1 in Pool 1 of Kentucky Derby Future Wager

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015) – With the Kentucky Derby still 23 weeks away, the pari-mutuel field of “All Other 3-Year-Olds” closed as the odds-on 3-5 favorite in Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) and the unbeaten Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) winner Nyquist was the 9-1 second choice.

Other horses that attracted the most interest from bettors were Saturday’s Remsen (GII) winner Mohaymen (11-1), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Swipe (18-1) and Saturday’s Kentucky Jockey Club (GII) winner Airoforce (18-1).

Horses in order of favoritism (Pool 1 $2 Win Will Pays): #24 “All Other 3-Year-Olds” ($3.40), #15 Nyquist ($21.80), #13 Mohyamen ($25), #20 Swipe ($38), #1 Airoforce ($39.60), #3 Brody’s Cause ($44), #7 Exaggerator ($52.40), #10 Greenpointcrusader ($59.60), #14 Mor Spirit ($64.80), #5 Conquest Big E ($81.20), #6 Drefong ($82.40), #18 Sail Ahoy ($93.20), #9 Gift Box ($97.80), #22 Toews On Ice ($101.60), #11 Gun Runner ($116.60), #2 Annual Report ($131.60), #4 Cocked and Loaded ($133.40), #8 Flexibility ($145.60), #19 Sunny Ridge ($169.60), #12 Matt King Coal ($177.80), #23 Unbridled Outlaw ($193.40), #21 Synchrony ($195.80), #16 Rated R Superstar ($365.80) and #17 Riker ($435.60).

Total handle for the Nov. 26-29 KDFW pool – the first of four scheduled wagering pools in advance of the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) on Saturday, May 7 – was $174,682 ($141,926 in the Win pool and $32,756 in Exactas).

Inaugurated in 1999, the Kentucky Derby Future Wager has been offered for an 18th consecutive year, but this marks only the third time that Churchill Downs has hosted a KDFW pool in November on closing weekend of its Fall Meet.

This year’s early Derby betting menu also included the debut of the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager, which 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” closed as the 2-1 favorite with North America’s top stallion Tapit as the top individual sire at odds of 7-1, followed by leading first-crop sire Uncle Mo at 9-1.

Tapit’s progeny includes Mohaymen, Conquest Big E and Synchrony.

Sires in order of favoritism ($2 Win Will Pays): #24 “All Other Sires” ($6), #19 Tapit ($16), #22 Uncle Mo ($20.20), #2 Bernardini ($24.20), #5 Curlin($31), #9 Giant’s Causeway ($39.80), #14 Medaglia d’Oro ($43.20), #15 Pioneerof the Nile ($47.80), #16 Scat Daddy ($51.60), #7 Eskendereya($54.40), #4 Candy Ride-ARG ($72.20), #3 Blame ($76.20), #10 Hard Spun ($77), #13 Malibu Moon ($77), #12 Kitten’s Joy ($83.80), #11 Harlan’s Holiday ($92), #23 War Front ($93), #20 Tiznow ($96.20), #6 Distorted Humor ($101), #18 Super Saver ($105.40), #21 Unbridled’s Song ($108.60), #17Street Sense ($119.80), #1 Awesome Again ($130.20) and #8 Ghostzapper ($143.20).

Total betting on the inaugural Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager was $34,960 ($26,751 in the Win pool and $8,209 in the Exactas). The KDFW and Sire Future Wager combined to handle $209,642.

Dates for the remaining 2016 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks future pools are Feb. 12-14 (KDFW Pool 2), March 11-13 (KDFW Pool 3 and Kentucky Oaks Future Wager) and April 1-3 (KDFW Pool 3).

Betting on the four KDFW pools last year totaled $1,522,976 – $234,574 in Pool 1; $448,598 in Pool 2; $422,331 in Pool 3; and $417,473 in Pool 4 – plus another $115,615 was wagered on the KOFW.

Visit www.KentuckyDerby.com/FutureWager for more information.

Source: Churchill Downs Incorporated

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