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Bettors Unimpressed, ‘All Others’ Heavy Favorite in Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1
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Bettors Unimpressed, ‘All Others’ Heavy Favorite in Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1

LOUISVILLE, KY – With the Kentucky Derby still 22 weeks away, the pari-mutuel field of “All Other 3-Year-Old Colts and Geldings” closed as the even-money favorite in Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW).

Tiz the Law, who finished an adventurous third in Saturday’s $300,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) at Churchill Downs, edged Dennis’ Moment (12-1), the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) favorite who finished sixth after going to his knees at the start; impressive Breeders’ Futurity (G1) winner Maxfield (13-1); and unbeaten Nashua Stakes (G3) winner Independence Hall (13-1) for individual favoritism honors.

Horses in order of the public’s betting choice (with trainer, Pool 1 odds and $2 Win will pays):

1American Theorem5054$4,230.0054.40$110.80
2Anneau d’Or2031$7,208.0031.50$65.00
3Answer In5064$3,588.0064.30$130.60
6Dennis’ Moment1512$17,985.0012.00$26.00
7Eight Rings1524$9,290.0024.20$50.40
8Gouverneur Morris2029$7,629.0029.70$61.40
9Great Power5060$3,808.0060.50$123.00
10Green Light Go5046$4,971.0046.10$94.20
11High Velocity2040$5,672.0040.30$82.60
12Honor A. P.2025$8,952.0025.20$52.40
13Independence Hall1213$15,796.0013.80$29.60
16South Bend3072$3,178.0072.80$147.60
17Storm the Court1241$5,544.0041.30$84.60
19Thousand Words1534$6,672.00 34.10$70.20
20Three Technique5039$5,743.0039.80$81.60
21Tiz the Law2011$18,126.0011.90$25.80
22Wrecking Crew5086$2,680.0086.50$175.00
23All 3-Year-Old Fillies3057$4,000.0057.60$117.20
24Mutuel Field (All Others)6-51$110,479.001.10$4.20

Total handle for the Nov. 28-Dec. 1 KDFW pool was a record $350,312 ($284,317 in the Win pool and $65,995 in Exactas), which was a lofty 35.6% increase from last year’s $258,389 ($186,470 in the Win pool and $71,919 in Exactas).

Inaugurated in 1999, the Kentucky Derby Future Wager has been offered for a 22nd consecutive year, but this marks only the seventh time that Churchill Downs has hosted a KDFW pool on closing weekend of its Fall Meet. The old record for Pool 1 wagering during the Fall Meet was $273,174 in 2014.

This year’s early Derby betting menu also included the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager, which, for the fifth 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. See the results here.

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Total betting on the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager was $47,082 ($32,121 in the Win pool and $14,961 in the Exactas), which was up 43.0% from last year’s $32,924 ($21,065 in the Win pool and $11,859 in the Exactas). The KDFW and Sire Future Wager combined to handle $397,394, which was a 36.4% jump compared to $291,313 in 2018.

Dates for the remaining 2020 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks future pools are Feb. 7-9 (Pool 2), March 6-8 (Pool 3) and April 3-5 (Pool 4). The lone Kentucky Oaks Future Wager will coincide with the Derby’s Pool 3 on March 6-8.

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