11/30/2015 9:06AM

Mutuel field 3-5 in Pool 1 of Kentucky Derby Futures Wager

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Barbara D. Livingston
At 9-1, Nyquist was the lowest price of the individual horses in Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The mutuel field, the No. 24 or “all others” option, closed Sunday as the favorite in Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager and in the Sire futures offered for the first time this year by Churchill Downs.

The field is 3-5 in Pool 1 and 2-1 in the Sire wager.

Both pools opened Thursday for a four-day run. A big bet was made early that day on the field in Pool 1, and the odds never rose higher than 3-5. The top individual choices are Nyquist at 9-1, Moyahmen at 11-1, Swipe at 18-1, and Airoforce at 18-1.

In the Sire wager, the top individual choices are Tapit at 7-1, Uncle Mo at 9-1, Bernardini at 11-1, and Curlin at 14-1.

Total handle on Pool 1 was $174,682, with $141,926 to win and $32,756 in exactas. On the Sire wager, total handle was $34,960, with $26,751 to win and $8,209 in exactas.

Together, the two wagers handled $209,642. Last year, handle on Pool 1 alone was $234,574.

This was the third year Churchill has offered Pool 1 at the end of November. Before then, only three pools were offered annually, typically starting in February.

The field has been favored in Pool 1 every year since Churchill began offering parimutuel futures in 1999. Last year, American Pharoah emerged as a 12-1 chance in Pool 1 to sweep the Triple Crown.

As usual, three subsequent futures pools will be offered before the 142nd Derby is run May 7, 2016: Pool 2 will run Feb. 12-14, Pool 3 from March 11-13, and Pool 4 from April 1-3. A separate Kentucky Oaks pool will be offered concurrent with Pool 3.

Aggregate handle on the four Derby pools last year was $1,522,976. The record is $1,665,990, set in 2005.

Kentucky Derby Pool 1 Odds Box
Horse Trainer Odds $2 Will-pay
Airoforce M. Casse 18-1 $39.60
Annual Report K. McLaughlin 65-1 $131.60
Brody's Cause D. Romans 21-1 $44
Cocked and Loaded L. Rivelli 65-1 $133.40
Conquest Big E M. Casse 39-1 $81.20
Drefong B. Baffert 40-1 $82.40
Exaggerator K. Desormeaux 25-1 $52.40
Flexibility C. Brown 71-1 $145.60
Gift Box C. Brown 47-1 $97.80
Greenpointcrusader D. Schettino 28-1 $59.60
Gun Runner S. Asmussen 57-1 $116.60
Matt King Coal L. Rice 87-1 $177.80
Mohaymen K. McLaughlin 11-1 $25
Mor Spirit B. Baffert 31-1 $64.80
Nyquist D. O'Neill 9-1 $21.80
Rated R Superstar K. McPeek 181-1 $365.80
Riker N. Gonzalez 216-1 $435.60
Sail Ahoy S. McGaughey 45-1 $93.20
Sunny Ridge Ja. Servis 83-1 $169.60
Swipe K. Desormeaux 18-1 $38
Synchrony D.K. Von Hemel 96-1 $195.80
Toews on Ice B. Baffert 49-1 $101.60
Unbridled Outlaw D. Romans 95-1 $193.40
Mutuel Field   3-5 $3.40