Updated on 03/01/2015 7:30PM

Kentucky Derby Future Wager: Field favored at 4-1

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Barbara D. Livingston
Carpe Diem is third choice at 10-1 among individual horses in Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

The mutuel field closed Sunday as a lukewarm favorite in Pool 3 of the 2015 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, with the Bob Baffert duo of American Pharoah and Dortmund the heaviest-backed individual interests.

When closing Sunday at 6 p.m. Eastern, the field, the 24th or “all others” option, was 4-1, followed by American Pharoah (8-1), Dortmund (9-1), Carpe Diem (10-1), Far From Over (13-1), Khozan (13-1), Texas Red (14-1), and Upstart (14-1).

Combined handle for Pool 3, which had a three-day run with a Friday opening, was $422,330, with $300,403 bet to win and $121,927 in exactas. That amounts to an increase of 26 percent over combined handle for Pool 3 last year ($334,326).

The lowest exacta will-pay combination is Dortmund over the field (6-24), worth $91.80 for $2. 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.

Wagering was suspended by Churchill Downs before wagering opened Sunday on The Great War, who was declared from Derby consideration after finishing last of 10 in the John Battaglia on Saturday night at Turfway Park.

Pool 1 was held Nov. 28-30 and Pool 2 from Feb. 6-8, with the field closing as the favorite in those. A fourth and final pool is set for March 27-29.

Aggregate handle for the first three pools stands at $1,105,502. Since Churchill first offered parimutuel futures in 1999, the all-time record for handle in one year is $1,665,990, set in 2005.

Kentucky Oaks futures also were offered by Churchill this weekend, with the pool closing 30 minutes after Derby Pool 3. The field also was a lukewarm favorite at 7-2, followed by It’s a Chatterbox (6-1), Take Charge Brandi (7-1), Condo Commando (7-1), Puca (11-1), Birdatthewire (12-1), and Angela Renee (22-1).

Combined handle was $115,615, with $79,445 bet to win and $36,170 in exactas. The handle was improved over the $81,234 bet in 2014, when many customers were shut out because of an inadvertent early closing. The highest pool since Oaks futures were first offered in 2003 was $126,039, set in 2013.

The lowest $2 exacta will-pay is I’m a Chatterbox over the field (11-24), worth $52.80.


Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3 FINAL ODDS

(No.  Horse                          Trainer                P1 odds     P2 odds    P3 odds)

1. American Pharoah            B.Baffert            12-1           10-1           8-1

2. Bolo                                   C.Gaines             3-5(f)         5-2(f)         33-1

3. Carpe Diem                        T.Pletcher           15-1           12-1          11-1

4. Danzig Moon                    M.Casse              3-5(f)         5-2(f)         41-1

5. Daredevil                           T.Pletcher          48-1           40-1          42-1

6. Dortmund                          B.Baffert            9-1             10-1          9-1

7. El Kabeir                            J.Terranova        74-1           39-1          46-1

8. Far From Over                   T.Pletcher           3-5(f)         5-2(f)         13-1

9. Far Right                            R.Moquett         3-5(f)        48-1          30-1

10. Firing Line                       S.Callaghan       3-5(f)          35-1          30-1

11. International Star            M.Maker            3-5(f)          44-1          21-1

12. Itsaknockout                             T.Pletcher          3-5(f)        30-1          29-1

13. Keen Ice                           D.Romans           3-5(f)         5-2(f)         32-1

14. Khozan                            T.Pletcher          3-5(f)        25-1          13-1

15. Lord Nelson                    B.Baffert            72-1          41-1          40-1

16. Mr. Z                                W.Lukas             47-1          44-1          43-1

17. Ocean Knight                  K.McLaughlin   3-5(f)        18-1          23-1

18. Ocho Ocho Ocho            J.Cassidy            29-1          26-1          24-1

19. Prospect Park                  C.Sise                  3/5(f)         35-1          26-1

20. Texas Red                        K.Desormeaux   14-1          9-1            14-1

21. The Great War                 W.Ward             72-1          40-1          SCR

22. Upstart                             R.Violette          53-1          12-1          14-1

23. War Story                        T.Amoss              3-5(f)         5-2(f)         29-1

24. Field (all others)              n/a                     3-5               5-2           4-1

(f) – denotes field entry.

Win handle, $300,402

Exacta handle, $121,927

Total handle, $427,331

Kentucky Oaks Future Wager FINAL ODDS

(No. Horse                             Trainer                          Closing odds

1. Angela Renee                     T.Pletcher                     22-1

2. Birdatthewire                     D.Romans           12-1

3. Callback                             B.Baffert                       28-1

4. Condo Commando            T.Dutrow                      7-1

5. Cristina’s Journey             D.Romans                     80-1

6. Ekati’s Phaeton                 W.Kaplan                     29-1

7. Eskerformoney                  T.Pletcher                     35-1

8. Fantastic Style                   B.Baffert                       72-1

9. Feathered                            T.Pletcher                     25-1

10. Forever Unbridled          D.Stewart                      27-1

11. I’m a Chatterbox             L.Jones                          6-1

12. Light the City                  J.Hollendorfer              46-1

13. Lovely Maria                   L.Jones                          39-1

14. Luminance                       B.Baffert                       22-1

15. Oceanwave                      W.Catalano                  32-1

16. Perchance                        K.McLaughlin              41-1

17. Puca                                 B.Mott                          11-1

18. Sarah Sis                          I.Mason                        44-1

19. Sensitively                       P.D’Amato                   37-1

20. Shook Up                        S.Asmussen                  62-1

21. Sweet Corine                   S.McGaughey              36-1

22. Take Charge Brandi        W.Lukas                       7-1

23. Wonder Gal                     L.Gyarmati                   32-1

24. Field (all others)              n/a                                 7-2

Win handle, $79,445

Exacta handle, $36,170

Total handle, $115,615

 

D'Funnybone More than 1 year ago
Kentucky Derby Future Pools - The absolute WORST wager in Horse racing!
tommy More than 1 year ago
Yea but the kentucky oaks is the best wager!!!!! My horses already qualified, and they dominated at the distance of 1 1/8 which is the same distance as the oaks!!! The $2 exacta with 2 favors coming first and second will pay $200
Walter More than 1 year ago
Folks, You may be looking at a super horse this Spring. That horse is Dortmund!
tommy More than 1 year ago
I didn't bet the derby because the best horse is in Europe!!! Wait for Dubai derby!!! This horse ran 7 f on turf @ 1:18 , ran 1 1/8 dirt @ 1:44 and ran 1 1/4 dirt @ 2:06 running with 132 lbs!!! I'm not sure if derby purse is worth his while since he only runs in 5 million dollar races !!
Pauly Patane More than 1 year ago
Put $20 on Itsaknockout. Taking a shot
tommy More than 1 year ago
I was expecting to see seduire, by the moon, promise me silver where they fall under the field. Anyway, those are sprint horses and it's a 1 1/8 race so they won't make it in exacta. That being said, I have take charge Brandi, I'm a chatter box, feathered, condo commando, call back, and Sarah sis in the exacta box
Exiled Collections More than 1 year ago
Thanks .. the Churchill Downs web site is a mess