11/25/2014 2:07PM

Field at 3-5 for Pool 1 of Derby Future Wager

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Shigeki Kikkawa
American Pharoah, this year's FrontRunner Stakes winner, is listed at 12-1 in Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The mutuel field is an overwhelming morning-line favorite in the first pool of the 2015 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which is set to open Friday.

Churchill Downs on Tuesday released the names of the 23 separately listed entrants for Pool 1, which opens Friday at noon Eastern. The field, the 24th or “all others” option, is pegged as the 3-5 favorite, followed by American Pharoah at 12-1, Texas Red at 15-1, and the rest at 20-1 or higher. Todd Pletcher has five of the 23 named, and Bob Baffert has four.

The first pool closes Sunday at 6 p.m. Eastern.

Last year was the first time Churchill offered a futures pool in November. Only one of the 23 horses listed, Ride On Curlin, actually made it to the Derby, with the field returning $3.60 for a $2 win bet. A $2 exacta combination of the field over Ride On Curlin (24-18) paid $207. Combined handle was $273,174, the fifth-lowest since pari-mutuel futures were inaugurated in 1999.

The dates for the three remaining 2015 Derby pools are Feb. 6-8, Feb. 27 to March 1, and March 27-29. A single Kentucky Oaks pool will coincide with the second of those three. The future wager is available through most North American outlets and advance-deposit wagering sites.

Futures Pool 1 BOX
 
(No., Horse, trainer, CD M/L)
 
1. American Pharoah, B.Baffert, 12-1
 
2. Blofeld, T.Pletcher, 20-1
 
3. Calculator, P.Miller, 20-1
 
4. Carpe Diem, T.Pletcher, 20-1
 
5. Classy Class, K.McLaughlin, 50-1
 
6. Competitive Edge, T.Pletcher, 20-1
 
7. Daredevil, T.Pletcher, 20-1
 
8. Dortmund, B.Baffert, 50-1
 
9. Eagle, N.Howard, 50-1
 
10. El Kabeir, J.Terranova, 50-1
 
11. Frosted, K.McLaughlin, 50-1
 
12. I Spent It, A.Dutrow, 50-1
 
13. Imperia, K.McLaughlin, 50-1
 
14. Lord Nelson, B.Baffert, 30-1
 
15. Lucky Player, S.Asmussen, 50-1
 
16. Mr. Z, D.Lukas, 30-1
 
17. Ocho Ocho Ocho, J.Cassidy, 20-1
 
18. Ostrolenka, T.Pletcher, 50-1
 
19. Punctuate, B.Baffert, 50-1
 
20. Texas Red, K.Desormeaux, 15-1
 
21. The Great War, W.Ward, 30-1
 
22. Unblunted, M.McCarthy, 50-1
 
23. Upstart, R.Violette, 20-1
 
24. Mutuel field (all others), n/a, 3-5