Sackatoga Stable's Tiz the Law, who has been the talk of the Road to the Kentucky Derby ever since his brilliant victory in the Champagne Stakes (G1) in early October, is the 8-1 individual favorite in Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, but "All Other 3-Year-Olds" is once again expected to be the overall preference when betting concludes March 8.
Veteran odds maker Mike Battaglia has installed "All Other 3-Year-Olds" as the 9-2 early choice in the field of 24 betting interests for the three-day pool, which opens March 6 at noon ET and concludes Sunday at 6 p.m. The advance betting will be staged concurrently with the year's only Kentucky Oaks Future Wager. In addition to win and exacta betting, an Oaks/Derby Future Double is part of the wagering menu. The Kentucky Oaks Future Wager will close a half-hour later than the KDFW at 6:30 p.m.
Tiz the Law, a son of Constitution , is fifth on the Road to the Kentucky Derby leaderboard with 22 points. Trained by veteran conditioner Barclay Tagg, Tiz the Law is targeting the March 28 Curlin Florida Derby (G1) as his final steppingstone to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1).
Other top betting interests in Pool 3 of the KDFW include a quartet of horses from Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert's barn: SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, Frederick Hertrich III, John Fielding, and Golconda Stables' Sham Stakes (G3) winner Authentic (12-1) and debut winner Charlatan (12-1), who also has Stonestreet Stables as a co-owner; George Bolton, Arthur Hoyeau, and Mark Mathiesen's San Vicente Stakes (G2) winner Nadal (10-1); and Albaugh Family Stables and Spendthrift Farm's undefeated Thousand Words (15-1).
Authentic and Thousand Words are both targeting Saturday's San Felipe Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park.
Other horses expected to take interest in Pool 3 are Linda Shanahan, Sanford Bacon, Dream With Me Stable, Horse France America, D P Racing, and Patrick L. Biancone Racing's 8 1/2-length winner of the Feb. 29 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) Ete Indien (10-1); Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Andie Biancone, and Limelight Stables' Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) winner Sole Volante (12-1); and Godolphin's Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (G1) winner Maxfield (15-1).
There are nine new wagering interests in Pool 3 of the KDFW: Charlatan, Ete Indien, Pam and Martin Wygod's Risen Star Stakes Presented by Lamarque Ford (G2) winner Modernist (20-1), Lloyd Madison Farms' Risen Star runner-up Major Fed (50-1), C R K Stable's Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3) runner-up Royal Act (30-1), Ed and Susie Orr's Southwest Stakes (G3) victor Silver Prospector (20-1), Sole Volante, Godolphin's recent maiden winner Spa City (50-1), and Lance and Clint Gasaway's Southwest runner-up Wells Bayou (30-1).
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3
(with trainer and morning-line odds)
|Chance It||Saffie Joseph Jr.||30-1|
|Ete Indien||Patrick Biancone||10-1|
|Gouverneur Morris||Todd Pletcher||20-1|
|Honor A. P.||John Shirreffs||20-1|
|Independence Hall||Mike Trombetta||20-1|
|Major Fed||Greg Foley||50-1|
|Max Player||Linda Rice||30-1|
|Royal Act||Peter Eurton||30-1|
|Silver Prospector||Steve Asmussen||20-1|
|Sole Volante||Patrick Biancone||12-1|
|Spa City||Kiaran McLaughlin||50-1|
|Storm the Court||Peter Eurton||30-1|
|Thousand Words||Bob Baffert||15-1|
|Three Technique||Jeremiah Englehart||50-1|
|Tiz the Law||Barclay Tagg||8-1|
|Wells Bayou||Brad Cox||30-1|
|All Other 3-Year-Olds||
In the Oaks future wager, Ciaglia Racing, Highland Yard, River Oak Farm, and Dominic Savides' 9 1/4-length Las Virgenes Stakes (G2) winner Venetian Harbor was made the 8-1 individual morning-line favorite while "All Other 3-Year-Old Fillies" was made the overall 6-1 favorite.
Other top contenders expected to take money in the Kentucky Oaks future wager include: Kaleem Shah, Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor, and Derrick Smith's Starlet Stakes (G1) runner-up Donna Veloce (10-1); Winchell Thoroughbreds, Thomas Reiman, William Dickson, and Deborah Easter's Rachel Alexandra Stakes Presented by Fasig-Tipton (G2) winner Finite (10-1); and Slam Dunk Racing, Doug Branham, and Legacy Ranch's recent Davona Dale Stakes (G2) champ Tonalist's Shape (10-1).
Kentucky Oaks Future Wager
(with trainer and morning-line odds)
|Alta’s Award||Steve Asmussen||50-1|
|British Idiom||Brad Cox||12-1|
|Donna Veloce||Simon Callaghan||10-1|
|Frank’s Rockette||Bill Mott||12-1|
|Harvey’s Lil Goil||Bill Mott||30-1|
|Ice Princess||Danny Gargan||30-1|
|Lake Avenue||Bill Mott||15-1|
|Magic Dance||Steve Asmussen||30-1|
|Mo City||Michael Stidham||30-1|
|O Seraphina||Joe Sharp||50-1|
|Spice Is Nice||Todd Pletcher||15-1|
|Swiss Skydiver||Ken McPeek||50-1|
|Tonalist’s Shape||Saffie Joseph Jr.||10-1|
|Turtle Trax||Ian Wilkes||50-1|
|Venetian Harbor||Richard Baltas||8-1|
|Wicked Whisper||Steve Asmussen||15-1|
|All Other 3-Year-Old Fillies||
The Kentucky Derby Future Wagers, which features $2 win and exacta wagering, provide fans of Thoroughbred racing with opportunities to place bets on possible entrants in the $3 million Kentucky Derby at odds that could be far greater than those available on the day of the race. The 146th running of Kentucky Derby, the first leg of the Triple Crown, will take place a day after the $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) May 1 at Churchill Downs.
Bets can be placed at Churchill Downs Racetrack, TwinSpires.com, and other online wagering outlets and satellite wagering centers across North America. There are no refunds in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager. Should Churchill Downs officials determine during the duration of the three-day pool that one of the wagering interests has experienced an injury, illness, or other circumstance that prevents the horse from participating in the Kentucky Derby, betting on the individual horse will be suspended immediately.
Total handle for Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager that took place Nov. 28 through Dec. 1 was $350,312 ($284,317 in the win pool and $65,995 in exactas). "All Other 3-Year-Old Colts and Geldings" closed as the even-money favorite. Pool 2 once again saw "All Other 3-Year-Olds" close as favorite at 2-1. Betting totaled $590,911 ($439,694 in win pool and $151,217 in exactas), which was up 10.7% from the prior year.
More information and real-time odds are available online at www.kentuckyderby.com/futurewager. One additional future wager pool for 2020 is set for April 3-5.