02/13/2016 3:33PM

Field favored after first day of betting in Pool 2 of Kentucky Derby Future Wager


After the first full day of of betting, the mutuel field was a solid favorite in Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager. The pool opened Friday at noon Eastern and runs through Sunday at 6 p.m.

On win handle of $86,970, the field, the 24th or “all others” option, is the 8-5 favorite, followed by Mohaymen (4-1), Nyquist (6-1), Mor Spirit (12-1), Airoforce (17-1), and Brody’s Cause (17-1).

Pool 1, in which the field closed as the 3-5 favorite, ran Nov. 26-29. Pool 3 is set for March 11-13 and Pool 4 for April 1-3.

Churchill Downs has offered parimutuel futures every year since 1999. The field has closed as the favorite in the pool offered at this time of year (formerly Pool 1) every time. Odds are locked in when the pool closes.

Combined handle on Pool 2 last year was $448,598, including exactas.