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Pool Two of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Future Wager is now closed. As expected the field wound up the favorite at 5-2. Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) winner Good Magic was the second choice at 8-1 followed by third choice Bolt d'Oro, 3rd in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile after winning the Del Mar Futurity (G1), also listed at 8-1 but with slightly less wagered. The total amount wagered during Pool Two was $521,650, which included $158,262 in exacta wagers. This is a significant (58.1%) increase over the $303,043 bet in Pool 2 last year.
The Kentucky Derby Future Wager is a two-dollar minimum bet with no refunds if your horse doesn't start in the race with both win and exacta wagering available. Pool 1 was held November 23-26. Pool 3 is scheduled for March 9-11 and will also include the single Kentucky Oaks Future Wager pool. The fourth and final pool is set for April 6-8. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 6. Full rules and info for the wager is available here.
Free past performances will be available from BRISnet.com here. You can check real-time odds when the pool is open here. Win wager will-pay prices and exacta pay-offs will be available here after wagering closes.
Update: Montauk has been suspended from the future wager. His connections met Friday morning and a decision was made to address a minor throat issue that would prevent Montauk from a chance to make the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade 1).
|2018 Kentucky Derby Future Wager|
|Official Field - Pool Two|
|9||Free Drop Billy||33-1||20-1||36-1|
|24||Mutuel field (all other 3-year-olds)||6-5||7-2||5-2|
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