'All Others' Favored at Close of Derby Future Pool 2

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The pari-mutuel field of “All Other Colts and Geldings from the 2021 Foal Crop” closed as the 6-5 favorite in Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, while GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Fierceness (City of Light) was the 8-1 second choice. Other horses who attracted mild interest from bettors: Breeders' Cup Juvenile third Locked (Gun Runner) (14-1); 10 1/4-length maiden winner Nash (Medaglia d'Oro) (18-1); 10 1/2-length debut winner Knightsbridge (Nyquist) (19-1); and maiden special weight winner and full-brother to 2023 Kentucky Derby winner Mage, Dornoch (Good Magic) (19-1).

Total handle for the Nov. 23-26 KDFW pool–the second of six scheduled wagering pools in advance of the 2024 Derby–was $206,800 ($163,037 in the Win pool and $43,763 in Exactas), a 27.6% increase from last year's $162,112 ($129,213 in the Win pool and $32,899 in Exactas).

In the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager, “All Other Sires” was favored at 7-2, with Nyquist and Gun Runner progeny, both at 11-1, attracting the most attention from bettors.

Total betting on the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager was $104,112 ($77,417 in the Win pool and $26,695 in the Exactas), up a lofty 208.6% from last year's $33,732 ($24,557 in the Win pool and $9,175 in the Exactas).

The KDFW Pool 2 and Sire Future Wager combined to handle $310,912, up 58.8% from last year's $195,844.

Other Future Wager dates are set for Jan. 19-21 (Pool 3); Feb. 16-18 (Pool 4); March 15-17 (Pool 5); April 4-6 (Pool 6). The lone Kentucky Oaks Future Wager will coincide with Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 5.

For complete fields, visit KentuckyDerby.com/FutureWager.

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