LOUISVILLE, KY – With the Kentucky Derby still 23 weeks away, the pari-mutuel field of “All Other 3-Year-Old Colts and Geldings” closed as the 6-5 favorite in Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) and the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Game Winner was the clear 5-1 second choice.

Other horses that attracted the most interest from bettors were impressive debut winner Coliseum (10-1), unbeaten Best Pal (GII) winner Instagrand (10-1), Street Sense winner Improbable (17-1) and Champagne (GI) runner-up Code of Honor (18-1). Game Winner, Coliseum and Improbable are trained by five-time Kentucky Derby-winner Bob Baffert.

1Cairo Cat3059$2,54659.40$120.80
2Code of Honor2018$7,79618.70$39.40
5Epic Dreamer5088$1,72088.40$178.80
6Game Winner85$22,0225.90$13.80
7Gunmetal Gray3076$1,99776.00$154.00
10King for a Day5053$2,81053.70$109.40
11Knicks Go2044$3,37144.60$91.20
12Magic on Tap3043$3,44543.60$89.20
13Maximus Mischief3026$5,57326.60$55.20
15Mucho Gusto2047$3,14347.90$97.80
16Network Effect3059$2,55159.30$120.60
20Tale of the Union3046$3,22246.70$95.40
21Uncle Benny5053$2,80253.90$109.80
23All 3-Year-Old Fillies3066$2,27666.50$135.00
24Mutuel Field (All Others)7-56-5$65,5561.30$4.60

Total handle for the Nov. 22-25 KDFW pool – the first of four scheduled wagering pools in advance of the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (GI) on Saturday, May 4 – was $258,389 ($186,470 in the Win pool and $71,919 in Exactas), which was a 3.2% increase from last year’s $250,259 ($177,103 in the Win pool and $73,156 in Exactas).

This year’s early Derby betting menu also included the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager, which, for the fourth 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.

Horse Racing Picks

“All Other Sires” and Tapit attracted the most attention from bettors. “All Other Sires” closed as the 9-2 favorite, while and Tapit, the sire of Coliseum and Magic On Tap, was 6-1. Also, close behind were Candy Ride (ARG), the sire of Game Winner and Nashua (GIII) victor Vekoma, and Into Mischief, sire of Instagrand and unbeaten Maximus Mischief, who both closed at odds of 7-1.

To see the results of the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager field (with breeding farm and morning line odds), or for more information on all the Kentucky Derby Future Wagers, visit the Racing Dudes’ page HERE, or at https://www.kentuckyderby.com/wager/future-wager.

Source: Churchill Downs