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Forte Ends Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 6 As Big Favorite Shortly Before Florida Derby Win
Forte (Coglianese Photos)

Forte Ends Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 6 As Big Favorite Shortly Before Florida Derby Win

Forte, the Todd Pletcher-trained Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) champion, ended the 2023 Kentucky Derby (G1) Future Wager Pool 6 as the 5/2 betting favorite among the 40 total entries shortly before winning the Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park.

Unlike Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pools 1-5, all of which Forte ended as the individual betting favorite, Pool 6 closed Saturday at 6 p.m. EDT, 40 minutes before the Florida Derby and 1 hour and 50 minutes prior to the Arkansas Derby (G1), won by Angel of Empire. The Brad Cox trainee finished Pool 6 at 29/1 prior to winning Oaklawn Park’s biggest race at 9/2 odds.

The $3 million Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (GI) is set for Saturday, May 6.

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The final odds for Pool 6 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager:

1Angel of EmpireBrad Cox30/129/1
2Arctic ArroganceLinda Rice80/199/1
3Blazing SevensChad Brown50/146/1
4Bourbon BashD. Wayne Lukas99/199/1
5Classic Car WashMark Casse80/199/1
6Confidence GameKeith Desormeaux25/129/1
7ContinuarYoshito Yahagi99/154/1
8Cyclone MischiefDale Romans80/188/1
9Derma SotogakeHidetaka Otonashi40/113/1
10DisarmSteve Asmussen40/133/1
11DreamlikeTodd Pletcher80/199/1
12DubyuhnellDanny Gargan80/199/1
13Fort BraggTim Yakteen80/158/1
14ForteTodd Pletcher5/25/2
15Geaux Rocket RideRichard Mandella20/133/1
16Hayes StrikeKenny McPeek80/199/1
17Hit ShowBrad Cox20/130/1
18I Don't Get ItDoug O'Neill99/199/1
19Instant CoffeeBrad Cox20/149/1
20Jace's RoadBrad Cox80/199/1
21KingsbarnsTodd Pletcher20/111/1
22MageGustavo Delgado80/146/1
23Mandarin HeroTerunobu Fujita80/199/1
24Mendelssohns MarchKenny McPeek99/199/1
25National TreasureTim Yakteen50/144/1
26Practical MoveTim Yakteen8/114/1
27Raise CainBen Colebrook40/181/1
28Red Route OneSteve Asmussen25/124/1
29ReincarnateTim Yakteen20/124/1
30Rocket CanBill Mott30/132/1
31Shadow DragonBill Mott99/199/1
32SkinnerJohn Shirreffs30/149/1
33Slip MahoneyBrad Cox80/199/1
34Sun ThunderKenny McPeek80/199/1
35Tapit TriceTodd Pletcher8/111/1
36Two Eagles RiverChris Hartman99/138/1
37Two Phil'sLarry Rivelli40/121/1
38VerifyingBrad Cox30/150/1
39Wild On IceJoel Marr80/199/1
40All Other 3-Year-OldsN/A15/117/1

There are no refunds in the Kentucky Derby Future Wagers. 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.

Total handle for the March 30-April 1 KDFW pool – the final future wager pool in advance of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 6 – was $369,443 ($271,230 in the Win pool and $98,213 in Exactas).