'All Other 3-Year-Olds' 7-5 Favorite in Pool 2 of Derby Future Wager


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Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) is set to open at noon Friday with the pari-mutuel field of “All Other 3-Year-Olds” tabbed as the heavy 7-5 morning line favorite.

The second of five pools for the KDFW will run for three days through Sunday at 6 p.m. Bettors can place win and exacta wagers at simulcast outlets throughout the country and online at TwinSpires.com.

Like in Pool 1, the KDFW pools assumes that horses under the care of trainers suspended from competing in the 2022 Kentucky Derby will not be under consideration.

Lucky Seven Stable's GII Kentucky Jockey Club winner Smile Happy (Runhappy) was installed as the 8-1 individual Pool 2 favorite by morning line oddsmaker Mike Battaglia.

In Pool 1, Smile Happy closed as the 8-1 individual favorite behind “All Other Colts and Geldings,” who was the odds-on 3-5 betting choice. Total handle for the Nov. 25-28 KDFW pool was $326,448 ($263,008 in the Win pool and $63,440 in Exactas), which was up 30.9% from last year's $249,331.

Here's the complete Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2 field (with trainer and morning line odds): #1 Chasing Time (Steve Asmussen, 20-1); #2 Classic Causeway (Brian Lynch, 30-1); #3 Commandperformance (Todd Pletcher, 50-1); #4 Courvoisier (Kelly Breen, 30-1); #5 Dash Attack (McPeek, 20-1); #6 Emmanuel (Pletcher, 50-1); #7 Epicenter (Asmussen, 15-1); #8 Giant Game (Dale Romans, 30-1); #9 High Oak (Bill Mott, 50-1); #10 Jack Christopher (Chad Brown, 10-1); #11 Major General (Pletcher, 50-1); #12 Make It Big (Saffie Joseph Jr., 50-1); #13 Mo Donegal (Pletcher, 12-1); #14 Pappacap (Mark Casse, 20-1); #15 Rattle N Roll (McPeek, 30-1); #16 Simplification (Antonio Sano, 30-1); #17 Slow Down Andy (Doug O'Neill, 15-1); #18 Smile Happy (McPeek, 8-1); #19 Tiz the Bomb (McPeek, 20-1); #20 Trafalgar (Al Stall Jr., 50-1); #21 Varatti (Pletcher, 50-1); #22 White Abarrio (Joseph, 50-1); #23 Zandon (Brown, 12-1); and #24 “All Other 3-Year-Olds” (7-5).

The other Future Wager dates are set for Feb. 11-13 (Pool 3), March 11-13 (Pool 4) and March 31-April 2 (Pool 5). The lone Kentucky Oaks Future Wager will coincide with Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 4 on March 11-13.

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