11/30/2015 10:06AM

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

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


john g More than 1 year ago
I would like to see her compete in a race against the boys at some point before the Derby, one of the Derby preps. If she won, I guess that would make her eligible, if enough points. I thought she looked awesome winning the BC filly race, better than the male counterparts. But, it is wayyyy too early, so we'll see how it all shakes out by the 1'st Sat. in May. Will Baffert pull another American Pharoah, and another triple crown winner out of his hat again? Or, will it be another 40 years?
William More than 1 year ago
Why not Songbird????