Forte Favored In Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 4

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The pari-mutuel field of “All Other 3-Year-olds” closed as the 2-1 favorite in Pool 4 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager while champion 2-year-old Forte (Violence) was the 8-1 second choice. Hoosier Philly (Into Mischief), the lone filly in the individual betting interests, closed as the 11-1 third choice.

Other horses who attracted interest from the bettors were: Tapit Trice (Tapit) (15-1); GII Kentucky Jockey Club and GIII Lecomte winner Instant Coffee (Bolt d'Oro) (22-1); Smarty Jones winner Victory Formation (Tapwrit) (23-1); and Geaux Rocket Ride (Candy Ride {Arg}) (25-1).

Total handle for the Feb. 10-12 KDFW pool–the fourth of six scheduled wagering pools in advance of the GI Kentucky Derby–was $340,880 ($259,489 in the Win pool and $81,391 in Exactas) –a 3.8% increase from last year's February pool. Through the first four pools, a total of $964,540 has been bet on Derby future wagers.

Other Future Wager dates are set for March 10-12 (Pool 5); and March 30-April 1 (Pool 6). The lone Kentucky Oaks Future Wager will coincide with Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 5 on March 10-12.

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