Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager is set, with wagering opening on Thursday, with Holy Bull (G2) winner Cairo Prince the lowest price among the 23 separate betting interests.
Wagering on Pool 2 will begin Thursday, Feb. 6 at noon (all times Eastern) and is scheduled to close on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. or prior to the post time for the $200,000 Robert B. Lewis (G2) at Santa Anita, whichever comes first. The Robert B. Lewis is Saturday’s stop on the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” Prep Season schedule.
The “field” closed at 4-5 in Pool 1 last November and is listed at 7-5 on the morning line for Pool 2 in wagering odds released by Churchill Downs.
Holy Bull (G2) winner Cairo Prince is the lowest price among the 23 separate betting interests at 8-1. The Kiaran McLaughlin trainee has won three of his four career starts, the lone loss a nose decision to Honor Code in the Remsen (G2).
Honor Code is the co-second choice among the separate runners at 10-1. Trained by Shug McGaughey, the colt has not made his three-year-old debut to date. Also at 10-1 on the morning line is Shared Belief, who is undefeated in three career starts, taking the CashCall Futurity (G1) in his last outing on Dec. 14.
Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager features 14 individual wagering interests that were not a part of November’s opening pool. The new interests are California Chrome, Candy Boy, Conquest Titan, Indianapolis, Intense Holiday, Kristo, Matterhorn, Midnight Hawk, Samraat, Tapiture, Tonalist, Top Billing, Uncle Sigh and Vicar’s in Trouble.
Along with the $2-minimum win betting, KDFW pools offer exacta wagering in the form of $2 minimum straight exacta bets or $1-minimum exacta boxes and part-wheels. No scratches or betting refunds are permitted in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager. Betting on an individual horse in the pool will be suspended immediately if Churchill Downs determines during the pool that injury, illness or other circumstance would prevent the horse from competing in their respective race.
Pool 3 will run Feb. 27-March 1 and Pool 4 from March 27-29.
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2 Wagering Odds
1 Bobby’s Kitten 30-1
2 Cairo Prince 8-1
3 California Chrome* 50-1
4 Candy Boy* 50-1
5 Commissioner 20-1
6 Conquest Titan* 30-1
7 Havana 30-1
8 Honor Code 10-1
9 Indianapolis* 20-1
10 Intense Holiday* 50-1
11 Kristo* 30-1
12 Matterhorn* 50-1
13 Midnight Hawk* 20-1
14 Noble Moon 30-1
15 Rise Up 30-1
16 Samraat* 30-1
17 Shared Belief (g) 10-1
18 Strong Mandate 20-1
19 Tapiture* 20-1
20 Tonalist* 50-1
21 Top Billing* 15-1
22 Uncle Sigh* 50-1
23 Vicar’s in Trouble* 20-1
24 All Other 3-Year-Olds 7-5
g (*) – new wagering interest in Pool 2
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