11/26/2017 6:36PM

Kentucky Derby Future Wager: Field favored at 6-5 as Pool 1 closes

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Barbara D. Livingston
Bolt d'Oro closed at 7-1 in Pool 1.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The mutuel field, the 24th or "all others" option, closed as usual as a decisive favorite in Pool 1 of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which closed Sunday at 6 p.m. Eastern after a four-day wagering window.

With $177,103 in the win pool, the field closed at 6-5 and was followed by Bolt d'Oro (7-1), Good Magic (11-1), McKinzie (12-1), and Montauk (17-1). Another $73,156 was bet in exactas, making for a combined handle of $250,259. The lowest $2 exacta will-pay combination of Bolt d’Oro over the field (2-24) is worth $40.80.

This is the 20th year Churchill Downs has offered parimutuel futures, and the field has closed as the favorite in Pool 1 every time.

Pool 1 coincided with wagering into the Derby Sires wager, which was offered for the third year. With $27,731 in the win pool and $15,222 in exactas, the field closed as the slimmest of favorites over Medaglia d'Oro, with both at 5-1 (and just $2 in win handle separating them, $3,284 to $3,282). They were followed by Curlin (6-1), Tapit (8-1), and Street Sense (11-1). The lowest $2 exacta will pay is Medaglia d’Oro over Curlin (10-4), worth $42.40.

Pool 2 is set for Feb. 9-11, Pool 3 for March 9-11, and Pool 4 for April 6-8. The Kentucky Oaks future wager will coincide with Pool 3.

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Last November, combined handle was $221,801 on Pool 1 and another $44,150 on the Sires futures. The eventual Derby winner, Always Dreaming, was still a maiden at that point and was part of the Pool 1 mutuel field, which closed as the 6-5 favorite. Aggregate handle for all four pools toward the 2017 Derby was $1,409,856.

The record for handle in a single pool is $631,304, set in 2012, while the record for aggregate handle in a single year was $1,665,990 in 2005.

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.

The 144th Derby will be run May 5.

Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1 odds 
Horse Trainer Odds
1. Avery Island K.McLaughlin 29-1
2. Bolt d'Oro M.Ruis 7-1
3. Copper Bullet S.Asmussen 45-1
4. Dak Attack D. Romans 37-1
5. Engage C.Brown 56-1
6. Enticed  K.McLaughlin 29-1
7. Firenze Fire J. Servis 49-1
8. Free Drop Billy D. Romans 33-1
9. Givemeaminit D. Stewart 70-1
10. Good Magic C. Brown 11-
11. Gotta Go I. Wilkes 91-1
12. Lone Sailor T. Amoss 100-1
13. Mask, C. Brown 47-1
14. McKinzie B. Baffert 12-1
15. Mendelssohn A. O'Brien 31-1
16. Montauk T. Pletcher 17-1
17. Principe Guilherme S. Asmussen 27-1
18. Quip R. Brisset 65-1
19. Solomini B. Baffert 22-1
20. Sporting Chance W. Lukas 56-1
21. Talent Scout B. Baffert 81-1
22. Tiz Mischief D.Romans 40-1
23. Untamed Domain G. Motion 29-1
24. Mutuel field, n/a, 6-5    

Win handle: $177,103
Exacta handle: $73,156
Total handle: $250,259

Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager Pool 1 Odds
Sire Odds
1. Bernardini 36-1
2. Bodemeister 24-1
3. Candy Ride 29-1
4. Curlin 6-1
5. Distorted Humor 35-1
6. Ghostzapper 27-1
7. Giant's Causeway 52-1
8. Into Mischief 16-1
9. Malibu Moon 28-1
10. Medaglia d'Oro 5-1
11. More Than Ready 44-1
12. Overanalyze 68-1
13. Pioneerof the Nile 18-1
14. Quality Road 35-1
15. Scat Daddy 26-1
16. Speightstown 80-1
17. Street Sense 11-1
18. Tapit 8-1
19. Tiznow 37-1
20. Uncle Mo 24-1
21. Union Rags 28-1
22. Violence 27-1
23. War Front 44-1
24. Mutuel field 5-1

Win handle: $27,731
Exacta handle: $15,222
Total handle: $42,953