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2022 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3 Closes With Smile Happy Still On Top
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2022 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3 Closes With Smile Happy Still On Top

Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which ran February 11-13, closed with Smile Happy yet again the 8/1 single-entry favorite. The option “All Other 3-Year-Olds” remained the popular choice overall at 2/1.

The results of Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3 field (with trainer, morning line, and final odds):

1Barber RoadJohn Ortiz20/163/1
2Call Me MidnightKeith Desormeaux20/156/1
3Chasing TimeSteve Asmussen15/125/1
4Classic CausewayBrian Lynch50/113/1
5CommandperformanceTodd Pletcher50/133/1
6Early VotingChad Brown12/119/1
7EmmanuelTodd Pletcher10/115/1
8EpicenterSteve Asmussen15/124/1
9Forbidden KingdomRichard Mandella10/118/1
10God of LoveMark Casse50/161/1
11Happy Boy RocketBill Mott50/161/1
12Howling TimeDale Romans50/172/1
13In Due TimeKelly Breen30/137/1
14Major GeneralTodd Pletcher30/132/1
15Make It BigSaffie Joseph Jr.50/188/1
16Mo DonegalTodd Pletcher30/114/1
17PappacapMark Casse15/131/1
18Rattle N RollKenny McPeek30/119/1
19SimplificiationAntonio Sano30/143/1
20Slow Down AndyDoug O'Neill20/123/1
21Smile HappyKenny McPeek8/18/1
22White AbarrioSaffie Joseph Jr.8/118/1
23ZandonChad Brown30/121/1
24All Other 3-Year-Olds5/22/1
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The track press release:

With the Kentucky Derby 12 weeks away, the pari-mutuel field of “All Other 3-Year-Olds” closed as the 2-1 favorite in Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) and Smile Happy was the 8-1 second betting choice.

Smile Happy, the 3 ¼-length winner of the $400,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) at Churchill Downs in November, also closed as the 8-1 individual favorite in Pools 1 and 2 of the KDFW in November and January.

Other horses that garnered attention from bettors include Saturday’s Sam F. Davis (G3) winner Classic Causeway (13-1); Remsen (G2) winner and Holy Bull (G3) third Mo Donegal (14-1); unbeaten first-level allowance winner Emmanuel (15-1); Holy Bull (G3) winner White Abarrio (18-1); San Vicente (G2) winner Forbidden Kingdom (18-1): Withers (G3) winner Early Voting (19-1); and Breeders’ Futurity (G1) winner Rattle N Roll.

Total handle for the Feb. 11-13 KDFW pool – the third of five scheduled wagering pools in advance of the 148th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (GI) on Saturday, May 7 – was $328,461 ($235,012 in the Win pool and $93,448 in Exactas).

Dates for the remaining 2022 Kentucky Derby future pools are March 11-13 (Pool 4) and March 31-April 2 (Pool 5). The lone Longines Kentucky Oaks Future Wager will coincide with Pool 4 of the KDFW on March 11-13.

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