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:
|POST||HORSE||TRAINER||M/L ODDS||FINAL ODDS|
|1||Caddo River||Brad Cox||30/1||27/1|
|2||Dr. Schivel||Mark Glatt||30/1||72/1|
|3||Essential Quality||Brad Cox||10/1||8/1|
|4||Fire At Will||Mike Maker||30/1||30/1|
|5||Get Her Number||Peter Miller||20/1||64/1|
|6||Highly Motivated||Chad Brown||15/1||18/1|
|7||Hot Rod Charlie||Doug O'Neill||20/1||34/1|
|8||Jackie's Warrior||Steve Asmussen||20/1||18/1|
|10||King Fury||Kenny McPeek||50/1||60/1|
|11||Life Is Good||Bob Baffert||15/1||5/1|
|12||Midnight Bourbon||Steve Asmussen||30/1||59/1|
|13||Pickin' Time||Kelly Breen||20/1||96/1|
|14||Red Flag||John Shirreffs||30/1||35/1|
|15||Reinvestment Risk||Chad Brown||30/1||35/1|
|17||Savile Row||Bob Baffert||20/1||36/1|
|19||Sittin On Go||Dale Romans||30/1||68/1|
|20||Speaker's Corner||Bill Mott||50/1||29/1|
|21||Super Stock||Steve Asmussen||30/1||103/1|
|22||Ten for Ten||Shug McGaughey||50/1||51/1|
|23||All 3-Year-Old Fillies||N/A||50/1||56/1|
|24||All Other 3-Year-Old Colts and Geldings||N/A||6/5||6/5|