02/24/2015 2:45PM

American Pharoah, Dortmund Kentucky Derby Future Wager favorites

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Barbara D. Livingston
Dortmund is co-favored among individual interest in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager at 8-1.

American Pharoah and Dortmund are the top morning-line choices behind the mutuel field in Pool 3 of the 2015 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which opens Friday at noon Eastern for a three-day run.

The field, the 24th or “all others” entry, closed as the 3-5 favorite in Pool 1, which ran Nov. 28-30, and was the 5-2 choice in Pool 2 (Feb. 6-8).

For Pool 3, Churchill Downs linemaker Mike Battaglia has pegged the field at 3-1, with American Pharoah and Dortmund next at 8-1 each. Both colts are based in Southern California with trainer Bob Baffert. Carpe Diem and Texas Red are next on the morning line at 12-1, followed by four horses at 15-1: Far From Over, Khozan, Ocean Knight, and Upstart.

Pool 3 coincides with the only Kentucky Oaks Future Wager to be offered by Churchill this year. The Derby pool closes Sunday at 6 p.m. Eastern, and the Oaks pool at 6:30.

For the Oaks, the field is the 5-2 morning-line choice, with Take Charge Brandi the lowest individual interest at 6-1. Condo Commando and I’m a Chatterbox are next at 8-1 each.

There are five new names in Derby Pool 3, which comes just three weeks after Pool 2: Bolo, Danzig Moon, Far From Over, Keen Ice, and War Story. Out from Pool 2 are Competitive Edge, Frosted, Gorgeous Bird, Imperia, and J S Bach.

Twelve horses have been listed individually in all three pools.

Aggregate handle from the first two pools is $683,172. The all-time record for combined pools since Churchill first began offering futures in 1999 is $1,665,990, set in 2005. Pool 3 handle last year was $334,326.

Derby Pool 4 will run March 27-29.

The record handle for an Oaks pool is $126,039, set in 2013. Last year the handle was $81,234.

As with any pari-mutuel wager, odds are not locked in until the pool closes. There are no refunds.

Real-time odds and exacta will-pays are available on monitors at tracks and wagering outlets where futures are offered, as well as on kentuckyderby.com.

Minimum wagers are $2 to win and $2 for exactas, although $1 boxes or part-wheels may be used to reach that $2 exacta minimum.

This is the 17th year for the future wager. A single Oaks pool was added in 2003, and exacta wagering was added in 2009. In the case of field horses filling both exacta slots, the next-best finish by a separately listed horse will count toward the winning combination.

Lineups are chosen by John Asher of Churchill, Ed DeRosa of Brisnet, and freelance racing writer Gary West.

Results are predicated on the 141st Oaks and Derby at Churchill on May 1 and 2, respectively.

Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3

No. Horse (Trainer) Pool 1 odds Pool 2 odds Pool 3 M/L
1 American Pharoah (B. Baffert) 12-1 10-1 8-1
2 Bolo (C. Gaines) 3-5 (field) 5-2 (field) 50-1
3 Carpe Diem (T. Pletcher) 15-1 12-1 12-1
4 Danzig Moon (M. Casse) 3-5 (field) 5-2 (field) 50-1
5 Daredevil (T. Pletcher) 48-1 40-1 30-1
6 Dortmund (B. Baffert) 9-1 10-1 8-1
7 El Kabeir (J. Terranova) 74-1 39-1 30-1
8 Far From Over (T. Pletcher) 3-5 (field) 5-2 (field) 15-1
9 Far Right (R. Moquett) 3-5 (field) 48-1 20-1
10 Firing Line (S. Callaghan) 3-5 (field) 35-1 20-1
11 International Star (M. Maker) 3-5 (field) 44-1 20-1
12 Itsaknockout (T. Pletcher) 3-5 (field) 30-1 20-1
13 Keen Ice (D. Romans) 3-5 (field) 5-2 (field) 50-1
14 Khozan (T. Pletcher) 3-5 (field) 25-1 15-1
15 Lord Nelson (B. Baffert) 72-1 41-1 30-1
16 Mr. Z (W. Lukas) 47-1 44-1 50-1
17 Ocean Knight (K. McLaughlin) 3-5 (field) 18-1 15-1
18 Ocho Ocho Ocho (J. Cassidy) 29-1 26-1 20-1
19 Prospect Park (C. Sise) 3-5 (field) 35-1 30-1
20 Texas Red (K. Desormeaux) 14-1 9-1 12-1
21 The Great War (W. Ward) 72-1 40-1 30-1
22 Upstart (R. Violette) 53-1 12-1 15-1
23 War Story (T. Amoss) 3-5 (field) 5-2 (field) 30-1
24 Field (all others) 3-5 5-2 3-1

Kentucky Oaks Future Wager

No. Horse (Trainer) Churchill Downs M/L
1 Anegela Renee (T. Pletecher) 30-1
2 Birdatthewire (D. Romans) 20-1
3 Callback (B. Baffert) 12-1
4 Condo Commando (R. Rodriguez) 8-1
5 Cristina's Journey (D. Romans) 30-1
6 Ekati's Phaeton (W. Kaplan) 20-1
7 Eskerformoney (T. Pletcher) 20-1
8 Fantastic Style (B. Baffert) 30-1
9 Feathered (T. Pletcher) 20-1
10 Forever Unbridled (D. Stewart) 30-1
11 I'm a Chatterbox (L. Jones) 8-1
12 Light the City (J. Hollendorfer) 30-1
13 Lovely Maria (L. Jones) 30-1
14 Luminance (B. Baffert) 50-1
15 Oceanwave (W. Catalano) 50-1
16 Perchance (K. McLaughlin) 30-1
17 Puca (B. Mott) 20-1
18 Sarah Sis (I. Mason) 30-1
19 Sensitively (P. D'Amato) 50-1
20 Shook Up (S. Asmussen) 30-1
21 Sweet Corine (S. McGaughey) 30-1
22 Take Charge Brandi (W. Lukas) 6-1
23 Wonder Gal (L. Gyarmati) 50-1
24 Field (all others) 5-2