Tiz the Law after winning the Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park

Tiz the Law after winning the Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park

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Tiz the Law Tops Individuals in Derby Pool 3

All other 3-year-olds still favored as the 9-2 early choice for the May 2 classic.

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)
Horse Trainer Morning-Line Odds
Authentic Bob Baffert 12-1
Basin Steve Asmussen 30-1
Chance It Saffie Joseph Jr. 30-1
Charlatan Bob Baffert 12-1
Enforceable Mark Casse 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
Maxfield Brendan Walsh 15-1
Modernist Bill Mott 20-1
Nadal Bob Baffert 10-1
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)
Horse Trainer Morning-Line Odds
Alta’s Award Steve Asmussen 50-1
Auberge Bob Baffert 20-1
British Idiom Brad Cox 12-1
Donna Veloce Simon Callaghan 10-1
Edgeway John Sadler 15-1
Finite Steve Asmussen 10-1
Frank’s Rockette Bill Mott 12-1
Gingham Bob Baffert 20-1
Harvey’s Lil Goil Bill Mott 30-1
Ice Princess Danny Gargan 30-1
Lake Avenue Bill Mott 15-1
Lucrezia Arnaud Delacour 30-1
Maedean Mark Hennig 30-1
Magic Dance Steve Asmussen 30-1
Mo City Michael Stidham 30-1
Motu Ken McPeek 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.