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Kentucky Derby

Game Winner, Improbable, Bellafina Top Future Wager Pool 3

With less than eight weeks remaining until the 145th Kentucky Derby is held at Churchill Downs, the clubhouse leader in the Run for the Roses remains unchanged, as “All Other 3-Year-Olds” closed as the overall 9/2 favorite over Game Winner (6/1) and Improbable (6/1). The lone Kentucky Oaks future wager pool saw Bellafina (9/2) end the week with a slight lead over “All Other 3-Year-Old Fillies” (5/1) and the rest of the field.

Kentucky Derby Contenders

Five-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Bob Baffert conditions the pair of colts leading the individual odds and will send both of them to Oaklawn Park for this Saturday’s Rebel Stakes (G2), where each will make his 3-year-old season debut. In both Pool 1 and Pool 2 (which closed on February 10), Game Winner was the clear leader of the field. Improbable has gained on his stablemate each round, finishing at 17/1 in Pool 1 and 7/1 in Pool 2. Roadster (16/1) was the third individual betting option from the Baffert barn.

Though Hidden Scroll was unable to make good on his Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) favoritism on March 2, bettors still showed a bit of faith by making him next in line on the tote at 11/1, ahead of a pair of horses who outfinished him in that race. Second-place finisher Bourbon War (12/1), winner Code of Honor (14/1), and multiple graded stakes winner War of Will (12/1) rounded out the top seven.

#HORSE NAMEML ODDSFINAL ODDSGROSS WIN POOLFINAL $ ODDS$2 PAYOFF
1Anothertwistafate5038$5,908.4538.40$78.80
2Bourbon War1212$16,702.7312.90$27.80
3Code of Honor814$14,645.9814.80$31.60
4Country House5029$7,631.50 29.50$61.00
5Dream Maker5056$4,069.7556.20$114.40
6Galilean5022$9,803.7322.70$47.40
7Game Winner56$32,644.886.10$14.20
8Gunmetal Gray3043$5,225.4843.50$89.00
9Harvey Wallbanger3033$6,693.7333.70$69.40
10Hidden Scroll1211$18,291.5311.70$25.40
11Improbable86$33,220.386.00$14.00
12Instagrand1017$12,764.5017.20$36.40
13Intrepid Heart5063$3,582.7563.90$129.80
14Mind Control3055$4,096.5055.80$113.60
15Mucho Gusto2027$8,254.75 27.20$56.40
16Roadster1516$13,001.2516.90$35.80
17Signalman3038$5,842.0038.80$79.60
18Spinoff5036$6,255.2036.20$74.40
19Tax3059$3,858.9559.30$120.60
20Vekoma2037$6,083.5037.20$76.40
21War of Will1012$17,195.1812.50$27.00
22Well Defined5099$1,069.00216.70$435.40
23Win Win Win5034$6,520.7534.70$71.40
24All Other 3-Year-Olds49/2$38,836.444.90$11.80

Multiple graded stakes winner Bellafina topped the list of Oaks winners, with two other individual choices finishing above 10/1 odds.

Jaywalk, the Champion 2-Year-Old Filly who disappointed last week in her 3-year-old debut, was the 7/1 third choice, while Chasing Yesterday, the Baffert-trained half-sister to 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, finished at 8/1. Other contenders near the top included Serengeti Empress (11/1), Point of Honor (11/1), Enaya Alrabb (12/1), and Restless Rider (13/1).

#HORSE NAMEML ODDSFINAL ODDSGROSS WIN POOLFINAL $ ODDS$2 PAYOFF
1Bellafina59/2$9,020.254.90$11.80
2Brill3025$2,027.0025.50$53.00
3Champagne Anyone2051$1,019.5051.80$105.60
4Chasing Yesterday88$5,499.258.70$19.40
5Dunbar Road2018$2,764.2518.40$38.80
6Enaya Alrabb1512$3,879.00 12.80$27.60
7Eres Tu3083$638.0083.30$168.60
8Feedback2020$2,525.7520.30$42.60
9Graceful Princess5083$639.7583.10$168.20
10Jaywalk87$6,243.257.60$17.20
11Jeltrin1562$846.7362.50$127.00
12Liora1565$805.5065.80$133.60
13Marathon Queen5099$469.00113.70$229.40
14Mother Mother1031$1,641.5031.70$65.40
15Motion Emotion5024$2,088.0024.70$51.40
16Orra Moor5043$1,210.5043.40$88.80
17Point of Honor3011$4,186.0011.80$25.60
18Power Gal5097$548.5097.10$196.20
19Queen of Beas5049$1,076.5049.00$100.00
20Restless Rider813$3,591.0013.90$29.80
21Serengeti Empress1011$4,332.8011.40$24.80
22Tasting the Stars5099$389.50137.20$276.40
23Violencia5056$938.7556.30$114.60
24All Other 3-Year-Olds85$8,871.635.00$12.00

The year’s fourth and final pool is set for April 5-7. Bettors can make their wagers on a multitude of ADWs and trackside at Churchill Downs.

Pool 1 Results

Pool 2 Results

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