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Essential Quality 10/1 Single-Entry Favorite in Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1
Essential Quality winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (Credit: Coady Photography)

Essential Quality 10/1 Single-Entry Favorite in Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1

LOUISVILLE, KY – Godolphin homebred Essential Quality, recent winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), is the 10/1 single-entry favorite among 24 total entries (including the overall 6/5 favorite “All Other 3-Year-Old Colts and Geldings”) in Pool 1 of the 2021 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW), which starts at noon Eastern on Thanksgiving (November 26) and runs through Sunday, November 29, at 6 PM Eastern.

The Brad Cox-trained Essential Quality is undefeated in 3 starts, including a maiden-breaking effort at Churchill Downs and the Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at Keeneland prior to the World Championships score that likely sealed him an Eclipse Award as Champion 2-Year-Old Male.

The co-15/1 second choices are the undefeated Nyquist Stakes winner Highly Motivated from trainer Chad Brown and recent debut maiden-breaker Life Is Good, the latest potential superstar from the 2020 Kentucky Derby (G1)-winning barn of Bob Baffert.

Pool 1 permits Win and Exacta wagers with $2 minimums.

Here is the full field for the 2021 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) Pool 1: 

1Caddo RiverBrad Cox30/127/1
2Dr. SchivelMark Glatt30/172/1
3Essential QualityBrad Cox10/18/1
4Fire At WillMike Maker30/130/1
5Get Her NumberPeter Miller20/164/1
6Highly MotivatedChad Brown15/118/1
7Hot Rod CharlieDoug O'Neill20/134/1
8Jackie's WarriorSteve Asmussen20/118/1
9KeepmeinmindRobertino Diodoro20/119/1
10King FuryKenny McPeek50/160/1
11Life Is GoodBob Baffert15/15/1
12Midnight BourbonSteve Asmussen30/159/1
13Pickin' TimeKelly Breen20/196/1
14Red FlagJohn Shirreffs30/135/1
15Reinvestment RiskChad Brown30/135/1
16RombauerMichael McCarthy30/188/1
17Savile RowBob Baffert20/136/1
18ScarredSteve Asmussen30/149/1
19Sittin On GoDale Romans30/168/1
20Speaker's CornerBill Mott50/129/1
21Super StockSteve Asmussen30/1103/1
22Ten for TenShug McGaughey50/151/1
23All 3-Year-Old FilliesN/A50/156/1
24All Other 3-Year-Old Colts and GeldingsN/A6/56/5

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