Close menu
Essential Quality Vaults To Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 4 Favoritism

Essential Quality Vaults To Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 4 Favoritism

LOUISVILLE, KY – After his smashing 2021 debut victory in last weekend’s Southwest Stakes (G3), Godolphin homebred Essential Quality vaulted to 7/2 favoritism on the morning line for the upcoming Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) Pool 4.

Wagering for KDFW Pool 4 opens March 5 at 12:00 PM and closes March 7 at 6:00 PM (both times Eastern). Fans without racetrack or simulcast center access can legally wager online through ADWs such as NYRA Bets and TVG.

The lone Kentucky Oaks (G1) Future Wager Pool runs concurrently with Pool 4 of the KDFW.

( Content Continues Below Ad )

The KDFW features $2 Win and Exacta wagering on possible entrants in the Kentucky Derby (G1), America’s greatest race and the first leg of the Triple Crown. The 2021 edition is scheduled for Saturday, May 1.

Here is the full list of wagering options for KDFW Pool 4:

1Caddo RiverBrad Cox15/116/1
2Candy Man RocketBill Mott30/171/1
3CollaborateSaffie Joseph Jr.30/129/1
4Concert TourBob Baffert20/117/1
5Dream ShakePeter Eurton30/171/1
6Essential QualityBrad Cox7/25/1
7Freedom FighterBob Baffert30/184/1
8Greatest HonourShug McGaughey6/16/1
9Highly MotivatedChad Brown20/136/1
10Hot Rod CharlieDoug O'Neill30/153/1
11Hush of a StormWilliam Morey50/1146/1
12KeepmeinmindRobertino Diodoro30/130/1
13Life Is GoodBob Baffert4/12/1
14MandalounBrad Cox15/117/1
15Medina SpiritBob Baffert30/139/1
16Midnight BourbonSteve Asmussen30/152/1
17PrevalenceBrendan Walsh20/129/1
18ProxyMike Stidham20/141/1
19Risk TakingChad Brown30/142/1
20Roman CenturianSimon Callaghan50/194/1
21RombauerTodd Fincher50/1109/1
22SpielbergBob Baffert20/163/1
23The Great OneDoug O'Neill50/179/1
24All Other 3-Year-OldsN/A10/17/1

There are no refunds in the KDFW. Should Churchill Downs officials determine during the duration of this week’s three-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, betting on the individual horse will be suspended immediately.

More information and real-time odds are available online at

The final 2021 KDFW pool will be held March 26- 28 (Pool 5).

Join the Inner Circle

Sign up for exclusive 10% discount on orders, plus be the first to access our daily free and premium horse racing picks, articles, podcasts, and more!

Sign Up