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Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Winner Forte 10-1 Individual Favorite in Pool 2 of Kentucky Derby Future Wager
Forte winning the 2022 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (Coady Photography)

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Winner Forte 10-1 Individual Favorite in Pool 2 of Kentucky Derby Future Wager

Fans will have their second of six opportunities to bet on the 149th running of the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) Thursday-Sunday where Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) winner Forte was made the 10-1 individual betting favorite while the pari-mutuel field of “All Other Colts and Geldings” from the 2020 foal crop not listed within the 38 individual betting interests was tabbed as the heavy 3-5 choice.

The four-day pool, which features $2 Win and Exacta wagering, will open Thursday at noon (all times Eastern) and close Sunday at 6 p.m. Pool 2 will run concurrent with the lone Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager, where fans can bet horses sired by 39 individual sires and an option for “All Others” that were not listed. Horses from the 2020 foal crop sired by Uncle Mo are the 4-1 morning line favorite followed by Violence (6-1), Arrogate (8-1) and Into Mischief (8-1). All Other Sires is listed at 6-1.

In the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, Forte, trained by Hall of Famer Todd Pletcher, has won four of five career starts and is a three-time Grade I winner with his other victories coming in the Breeders’ Futurity and the Hopeful (GI). The talented son of Violence has already banked $1,595,150 and is the heavy favorite to become champion 2-year-old.

Other intriguing prospects that were included in the second pool of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager are Winchell Thoroughbreds’ dazzling maiden special weight winner Extra Anejo (15-1); Spendthrift Farm, Steve Landers Racing, Martin Schwartz, Michael Dubb, Ten Strike Racing, Jim Bakke, Titletown Racing Stables, Kueber Racing, Big Easy Racing and Winners Win’s undefeated allowance winner Giant Mischief (25-1); Breeders’ Futurity narrow runner-up Loggins (40-1); and Rodeo Creek Racing’s Champagne (GI) winner and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) fourth-place runner Blazing Sevens.

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As was the case last year, Pool 2 will assume that horses under the care of trainers suspended from competing in the 2023 Kentucky Derby will not be under consideration. Instead, they are included within the pari-mutuel field.

In total, there are 14 new entrants in Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager: Bromley, Capture the Flag, Cascais, Champions Dream, Corona Bolt, Denington, Disarm, Expect More, Giant Mischief, Hal, Litigate, Navy Man, Practical Move and Recruiter.

Here is the complete field with morning line odds:

1Awesome StrongJorge Delgado80/164/1
2Blazing SevensChad Brown30/137/1
3BromleyPaulo Lobo99/199/1
4Capture the FlagShug McGaughey99/165/1
5CascaisChad Brown99/199/1
6Champions DreamDanny Gargan99/199/1
7Corona BoltBrad Cox80/165/1
8Curly JackTom Amoss80/161/1
9Cyclone MischiefDale Roman99/147/1
10DeningtonKenny McPeek99/199/1
11DisarmSteve Asmussen80/145/1
12Echo AgainSteve Asmussen50/145/1
13Expect MoreTodd Pletcher99/170/1
14Extra AnejoSteve Asmussen15/113/1
15Forbidden SecretTodd Pletcher99/180/1
16ForteTodd Pletcher10/110/1
17Frank's HonorKenny McPeek99/1SCR
18Full Moon MadnessMichelle Nevin99/199/1
19General JimShug McGaughey80/182/1
20Giant MischiefBrad Cox25/127/1
21GulfportSteve Asmussen75/170/1
22HalDarwin Banach99/199/1
23Hit ShowBrad Cox80/190/1
24Instant CoffeeBrad Cox80/135/1
25Joking WaySteve Asmussen99/199/1
26LitigateTodd Pletcher99/157/1
27LogginsBrad Cox40/119/1
28Mr. RippleSaffie Joseph Jr.99/199/1
29Navy ManMichael McCarthy99/199/1
30Practical MoveTim Yakteen99/199/1
31RecruiterCathal Lynch99/199/1
32Rocket CanBill Mott99/199/1
33SignatorShug McGaughey60/127/1
34Tapit's ConquestBrad Cox99/194/1
35Ten Days LaterKenny McPeek60/199/1
36Tuskegee AirmenJohn Servis99/164/1
37VerifyingBrad Cox80/174/1
38Victory FormationBrad Cox80/160/1
39All Fillies From The 2020 CropN/A80/129/1
40All Other Colts & Geldings From The 2020 CropN/A3/54/5

Fans will have the opportunity to see some of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2 entrants run Saturday at Churchill Downs for Stars of Tomorrow II which features exclusively 2-year-old races. The featured event is the $400,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (GII), worth 10 points to the winning horse on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.

Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager Also On Tap; Pools Close Sunday at 6 p.m. ET

In the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager, horses sired by Uncle Mo were made favorite. To date, some of Uncle Mo’s top earners (through Nov. 17) are Gulfport ($336,530), Mo Strike ($183,710) and Arabian Knight ($86,025).

In last year’s Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager, “All Other Sires,” which included eventual Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike (Keen Ice), closed as the 7-2 favorite.

Here is the complete field for the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager with morning line odds:

1American Pharoah80/145/1
4Bolt d'Oro60/118/1
5Cairo Prince80/150/1
6Candy Ride80/130/1
7City of Light80/160/1
8Classic Empire80/199/1
9Cloud Computing80/199/1
12Empire Maker80/198/1
16Good Magic60/125/1
17Gun Runner10/112/1
18Hard Spun80/148/1
19Into Mischief8/17/1
21Malibu Moon60/199/1
22Medaglia d'Oro80/191/1
24More Than Ready80/199/1
25Not This Time80/160/1
27Pioneerof the Nile99/199/1
28Practical Joke80/169/1
29Quality Road20/119/1
31Sharp Azteca80/199/1
33Street Sense80/166/1
35Uncle Mo4/113/1
36Union Rags99/199/1
38War Front80/199/1
39West Coast80/196/1
40All Other Sires6/15/1

All told, there are six Future Wager pools scheduled in advance of the 2023 Kentucky Derby: Pool 1 ran Nov. 1-3; Nov. 24-27 (Pool 2); 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 on March 10-12.

A record total of $2,060,691 was bet on future wagers for the 2022 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks.

There are no refunds in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager or Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager. Should Churchill Downs officials determine during the duration of this week’s four-day pool that one of the wagering interests has experienced an injury, illness or other circumstance that would prevent the horse from participating in the Kentucky Derby or Oaks, betting on the individual horse will be suspended immediately.

More information, past performances and real-time odds on the Kentucky Derby Future Wager will be available before the pool opens Thursday online at

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