Pool 1 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Odds

Kentucky Derby Future Wager

Essential Quality is the morning line favorite for Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager. (Photo credit: Bill Denver/Breeders’ Cup/Eclipse Sportswire/CSM).

Godolphin’s undefeated $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) winner Essential Quality is the 10-1 individual favorite among 24 betting interests in Pool 1 of the 2021 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which kicks off a four-day run at Churchill Downs on Thanksgiving Day.

The pari-mutuel field of “All Other 3-Year-Old Colts and Geldings” is expected to be the overall first-pool favorite for the 23rd consecutive year and veteran odds maker Mike Battaglia has installed it as the 6-5 favorite.

In addition to Essential Quality, other promising juveniles that are expected to take interest are CHC INC and WinStar Farm’s recent 9 ½-length maiden winner Life Is Good, who cruised 6 ½ furlongs on debut in 1:15.40 Sunday for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, and Klaravich Stable’s $125,000 Nyquist Stakes winner Highly Motivated, who is conditioned by top trainer Chad Brown. Both colts were made 15-1 on Battaglia’s morning line odds.

The pool, which features $2 Win and Exacta wagering, opens Thursday at noon and will close Sunday at 6 p.m. ET.

The Kentucky Derby Future Wager will be offered concurrently with the sixth annual Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager, which provides bettors with a unique opportunity to wager on select breeding stars and their entire crop of juveniles with the hope of winning next year’s Kentucky Derby.

Offspring sired by Into Mischief and Tapit were made the co-individual favorites at 6-1 on the morning line by Battaglia. The overall favorite is the “All Other Sires” betting interest, which was made 9-2.

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Derby Sire Wager Field

Here’s the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager field (with morning line odds): #1 American Pharoah (20-1); #2Bernardini (30-1); #3 Bodemeister (30-1); #4 Candy Ride (ARG) (30-1); #5 Constitution (20-1); #6 Curlin (15-1); #7 Flatter (30-1); #8 Frosted (30-1); #9 Ghostzapper (30-1); #10 Hard Spun (20-1); #11 Honor Code (20-1); #12 Into Mischief (6-1); #13 Liam’s Map (30-1); #14 MedagliaD’Oro (20-1); #15 Munnings (30-1); #16 Not This Time(20-1); #17 Pioneerof the Nile (30-1); #18 Quality Road(30-1); #19 Street Sense (15-1); #20 Tapit (6-1); #21 Tiznow (15-1); #22 Uncle Mo (15-1); #23 Union Rags(50-1); and #24 “All Other Sires” (4-1).

This marks the eighth consecutive year that Churchill Downs has hosted Future Wager pools in November on closing weekend of its Fall Meet. In last year’s wager, eventual Kentucky Derby winner Authenticclosed at 50-1 odds and returned $103.60 for a $2 wager. His sire, Into Mischief, closed at 17-1 and returned $36.20.

The Kentucky Derby Future Wagers provide fans of Thoroughbred racing with opportunities to place bets on possible entrants in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) at odds that could be far greater and more attractive than those available on the day of the race. The 147th running of Kentucky Derby, America’s greatest race and the first leg of the Triple Crown, is set for Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Churchill Downs.

Pool 1 Kentucky Derby Future Wager

Caddo River 30-1
Dr. Schivel 30-1
Essential Quality 10-1
Fire At Will 30-1
Get Her Number 20-1
Highly Motivated 15-1
Hot Rod Charlie 20-1
Jackie’s Warrior 20-1
Keepmeinmind 20-1
King Fury 50-1
Life Is Good 15-1
Midnight Bourbon 30-1
Pickin’ Time 20-1
Red Flag 30-1
Reinvestment Risk 30-1
Rombauer 30-1
Savile Row 20-1
Scarred 30-1
Sittin On Go 30-1
Speaker’s Corner 50-1
Super Stock 30-1
Ten for Ten 50-1
All 3-Year-Old Fillies 50-1
All Other 3-Year-Old Males 6-5

NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

No. Horse Points
1 Flightline 351
2 Life Is Good 306
3 Olympiad 292
4 Jackie's Warrior 282
5 Clairiere 142
5 Country Grammer 142
7 Epicenter 121
8 Regal Glory 89
9 Nest 87
10 Hot Rod Charlie 48
As of August 1, 2022

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