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 www.TwinSpires.com 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|
|1||Angel of Empire||30-1|
|5||Classic Car Wash||80-1|
|15||Geaux Rocket Ride||20-1|
|18||I Don't Get It||99-1|
|28||Red Route One||25-1|
|36||Two Eagles River||99-1|
|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, Brisnet.com past performances, and real-time odds on the Kentucky Derby Future Wager will be available before the pool opens Thursday online at https://www.kentuckyderby.com/wager/future-wager.