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Forte Favored in Pool 6 of Kentucky Derby Future Wager

Pool 6 will feature $2 Win and Exacta wagering.

Forte wins the Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park

Forte wins the Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park

Coglianese Photos/Ryan Thompson

The final pool of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager is set to make its three-day run March 30-April 1, with Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable's Forte  tabbed as the solid 5-2 favorite in the field of 39 individual horses plus a 40th option for "All Other 3-Year-Olds" not listed.

Unlike the first five Future Wager pools, Pool 6 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager will close Saturday at 6 p.m. ET., which is 40 minutes before the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) and an hour and 50 minutes prior to the $1.25 million Arkansas Derby (G1)—making it a true future wager.

Pool 6 will feature $2 win and exacta wagering. Fans can wager via along with simulcast and ADW outlets from around the country.

Forte, the 4-5 odds-on favorite in the Florida Derby, will have his final test Saturday before the $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1) May 6. The son of Violence  has taken heavy action in all five previous pools of the future wager, and added to his favoritism in his last start when he won the $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park.

Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 6
Number Horse (Trainer) Odds
1 Angel of Empire 30-1
2 Arctic Arrogance 80-1
3 Blazing Sevens 50-1
4 Bourbon Bash 99-1
5 Classic Car Wash 80-1
6 Confidence Game 25-1
7 Continuar 99-1
8 Cyclone Mischief 80-1
9 Derma Sotogake 40-1
10 Disarm 40-1
11 Dreamlike 80-1
12 Dubyuhnell  80-1
13 Fort Bragg 80-1
14 Forte 5-2
15 Geaux Rocket Ride 20-1
16 Hayes Strike 80-1
17 Hit Show 20-1
18 I Don't Get It 99-1
19 Instant Coffee 20-1
20 Jace's Road 80-1
21 Kingsbarns 20-1
22 Mage   80-1
23 Mandarin Hero 80-1
24 Mendelssohns March 99-1
25 National Treasure 50-1
26 Practical Move 8-1
27 Raise Cain 40-1
28 Red Route One 25-1
29 Reincarnate  20-1
30 Rocket Can 30-1
31 Shadow Dragon 99-1
32 Skinner 30-1
33 Slip Mahoney 80-1
34 Sun Thunder 80-1
35 Tapit Trice 8-1
36 Two Eagles River 99-1
37 Two Phil's  40-1
38 Verifying  30-1
39 Wild On Ice 80-1
40 "All Other 3-Year-Olds" 15-1

Overall, there are 14 new interests in Pool 6 from Pool 5: Arctic Arrogance, Bourbon Bash, Continuar, Derma Sotogake, Dreamlike, Dubyuhnell, Fort Bragg, Hayes Strike, I Don't Get It, Jace's Road, Mendelssohns March, Shadow Dragon, Slip Mahoney, and Wild On Ice.

Wild On Ice, the winner of the $600,000 Sunland Park Derby (G3), was not originally nominated to the Triple Crown but his connections have paid a $6,000 late Triple Crown nomination for him to become eligible for the series.

There are no refunds in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager. Should Churchill Downs officials determine during the duration of this week's three-day pool that one of the wagering interests has experienced an injury, illness, or other circumstance that would prevent the horse from participating in the Kentucky Derby, betting on the individual horse will be suspended immediately.         

More information, past performances, and real-time odds on the Kentucky Derby Future Wager will be available before the pool opens Thursday online at

This press release has been edited for content and style by BloodHorse Staff.