Two 2-year-olds from the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, Dortmund and American Pharoah , paced the individual selections Nov. 30 as the first future wager pool for the 2015 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) concluded.
Kaleem Shah's Dortmund, a son of Big Brown, is 2-for-2 in his brief career for three-time Derby winner Baffert. Yet to make his first stakes appearance, Dortmund closed as the top individual choice at 9-1, bet down from 50-1 on the morning line.
Meanwhile, Zayat Stables' two-time grade I winner American Pharaoh, who opened at 12-1 on the early line, finished at those same odds.
The mutuel field, as is almost always the case in the early future wagering, closed as the 3-5 favorite among the 24 betting interests listed in pool 1.
Others of greatest interest to bettors at this early stage were Texas Red at 14-1 and Carpe Diem at 15-1.
A total of $185,492 was wagered on the opening win pool, which started Nov. 28 and concluded at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 30. An additional $49,082 was bet on exactas.
Three additional Kentucky Derby Future Wager pools are scheduled in the months leading up to Derby 141. The dates for those pools are:
* KDFW Pool 2: Friday, Feb. 6 through Sunday, Feb. 8 (12 weeks in advance of Derby)
* KDFW Pool 3: Friday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 1 (nine weeks in advance of Derby)
* KDFW Pool 4: Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29 (five weeks in advance of Derby)
Next year's Kentucky Derby is May 2.
|KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURE WAGER POOL 1
Friday, Nov. 28-Sunday, Nov. 30
FINAL ODDS & $2 WILL-PAYS
|#||Wagering Interest||Morning Line Odds||Closing Odds||$2 Will Pays|
|12||I Spent It||50-1||100-1||$203.40|
|17||Ocho Ocho Ocho||20-1||29-1||$61.40|
|21||The Great War||30-1||72-1||$147.40|
|24||Mutuel Field - All Other 3YOs||3/5||3/5||$3.20|
|Win Wagering: $185,492...Exacta Wagering: $49,082...TOTAL: $232,574|
|Morning Line Odds by Mike Battaglia|