A triumvirate of 100-point prep races cast a new favorite at the conclusion of Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 4 when the Santa Anita Derby (G1) victor Roadster (6/1) usurped fellow Bob Baffert trainee Game Winner (7/1) for favoritism when Pool 4 closed on Sunday.

Kentucky Derby Contenders

Though Game Winner had been the individual betting favorite at the conclusion of Pool 1, Pool 2, and Pool 3, his second straight runner-up effort put enough doubts in bettors’ minds that Roadster ultimately defeated him twice this past weekend. In fact, Roadster’s performance saw bettors make him the highest Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 4 favorite since 2004, when All Other 3-Year-Olds closed at 6/1. That year’s eventual Kentucky Derby winner, Smarty Jones, had closed as the 10/1 second choice.

Further proving that this year’s Kentucky Derby field is a wide-open affair, four other horses closed Pool 4 with odds of 10/1 or less. The Florida Derby (G1) champion Maximum Security closed at 7/1, while the Wood Memorial Stakes (G2) winner Tacitus was close behind at 8/1. After competing virtually in Pool 4, Improbable (8/1) and Omaha Beach (10/1) will do battle for real in this weekend’s Arkansas Derby (G1). Even though he won the Blue Grass Stakes (G2) last weekend, bettors did not show much confidence in Vekoma (15/1) moving forward.

Here is how the full field for Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 4 shook out:

#HORSE NAMEML ODDSFINAL ODDSGROSS WIN POOLFINAL $ ODDS$2 PAYOFF
1Anothertwistafate3019$13,894.2519.40$40.80
2Bodexpress2065$4,263.7565.60$133.20
3Bourbon War1532$8,438.2532.60$67.20
4By My Standards1232$8,470.2532.50$67.00
5Code of Honor1220$13,121.5020.60$43.20
6Cutting Humor1550$5,489.0050.70$103.40
7Galilean3053$5,223.0053.40$108.80
8Game Winner87$32,171.257.80$17.60
9Haikal3035$7,780.5035.50$73.00
10Improbable108$28,659.258.90$19.80
11Instagrand1565$4,297.5065.10$132.20
12Long Range Toddy1523$11,524.0023.60$49.20
13Maximum Security87$33,554.507.40$16.80
14Omaha Beach1010$24,837.5010.40$22.80
15Outshine3099$2,534.75111.10$224.20
16Plus Que Parfait3055$5,059.7555.10$112.20
17Roadster156$36,560.256.70$15.40
18Signalman5070$3,948.0070.90$143.80
19Spinoff3035$7,750.5035.60$73.20
20Tacitus308$30,866.758.20$18.40
21Vekoma2015$17,368.2515.30$32.60
22War of Will1523$11,611.7523.40$48.80
23Win Win Win5021$12,797.0021.20$44.40
24All Other 3-Year-Olds1519$14,196.7519.00$40.00

For more information and to see where the top contenders are likely to race next, be sure to check out our Derby Trail Tracker, updated daily.