The Bob Baffert trained Dortmund, who is undefeated in two starts and makes his stakes debut on Saturday in the $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (G1) is currently listed at 16/1 in 2015 Kentucky Derby future betting odds released today by Bovada.
Only two horses are listed at lower odds, his stablemate American Pharoah at 10/1 and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner Texas Red at betting odds of 12/1.
That gives Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert a strong one-two punch just over four months away from the Run for the Roses. Baffert has won the Kentucky Derby three times, but not since he saddled War Emblem in 2002.
We could have a new betting favorite by Saturday night as Dortmund figures to be the favorite for the Los Alamitos Futurity. The race was previously run as the Hollywood Futurity (1981-2006) and CashCall Futurity (2007-2013) at Hollywood Park, which closed this year.
A compact field of five or six are likely to enter, including Bench Warrant, Firing Line, No Problem and Mr. Z.
Dortmund is a son of 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown out of the stakes winning mare Our Josephine and is owned by Kaleem Shah, Inc.
The colt made his debut at Santa Anita the day after the Breeders’ Cup, a smart maiden winner by 4 ¾ lengths, returning $4.20 to win as the betting favorite.
Baffert then shipped him to Churchill Downs where he took on first level optional claimers, drawing away to win by an impressive 7 ¾ lengths and earning a 97 Beyer Speed Figure.
The colt closed at 9/1 in Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which is offered by Churchill Downs. There are 23 separate betting interests and a 24th option of “all others” offered.
“All others” ended up the favorite at 3/5, with the Baffert trained American Pharoah the third choice at 12/1 behind his stablemate.
American Pharoah would have been the betting favorite for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), but a foot bruise knocked him out of the race just days before the year-end championships. The colt won the Del Mar Futurity (G1) and Frontrunner (G1) and will be a finalist for the Eclipse Award for top juvenile.
He is currently the favorite at betting odds of 10-1 at Bovada in Kentucky Derby future wagering, but that could change after Saturday’s race.
Texas Red pulled off the upset in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, returning $29.80 for a $2 wager. The colt had finished third in the Frontrunner in his previous outing.
Trained by Keith Desormeaux, the colt is currently listed at Bovada at 12/1, good for second choice in Derby future wagering.
2015 Kentucky Derby future betting odds via Bovada:
American Pharoah 10/1
Texas Red 12/1
Carpe Diem 16/1
El Kabeir 20/1
Competitive Edge 20/1
I Spent It 25/1
Startup Nation 25/1
My Point Exactly 25/1
Conquest Tsunami 33/1
Conquest Typhoon 33/1
Cozmic One 33/1
Jess’s Dream 33/1
The Great War 33/1
Ocho Ocho Ocho 33/1
Leave The Light On 33/1
Dream It Again 40/1
One Lucky Dane 40/1
Big Trouble 40/1
Souper Colossal 50/1
Prayers And Angles 50/1
Prime Engine 60/1
Spring Quality 150/1
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