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‘ALL OTHERS’ FUTURES FAVE

Edited Churchill Downs Staff Notes  – Six months in advance of Kentucky Derby 149, the pari-mutuel field of “All Other Colts and Geldings” closed as the odds-on 4-5 favorite in Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) and impressive debut winner Extra Anejo was the 12-1 second choice.

          Extra Anejo, a fast 9 ½-length winner of a maiden special weight at Keeneland on Oct. 13 for owner Winchell Thoroughbreds and Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen, could resurface next in the $400,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (Grade II) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 26.

          Other horses who attracted mild interest from bettors include the Todd Pletcher-trained Breeders’ Futurity (GI) winner Forte (16-1) and Chad Brown-trained Champagne (GI) winner Blazing Sevens (20-1), who will meet in Friday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) at Keeneland, as well as Breeders’ Futurity runner-up Loggins (27-1), who is conditioned by Brad Cox.

          Horses in order of the public’s betting choice (with trainer, Pool 1 odds and $2 Win Will Pays): #40 All Other Colts and Geldings from the 2020 Foal Crop (4-5, $3.68); #10 Extra Anejo (Steve Asmussen, 12-1, $27.94); #12 Forte (Todd Pletcher, 16-1, $35.84); #3 Blazing Sevens (Chad Brown, 20-1, $42.82); #22 Loggins (Brad Cox, 27-1, $57.56); #8 Echo Again (Steve Asmussen, 33-1, $68.18); #39 All Fillies from the 2020 Foal Crop (37-1, $76.22); #32 Ten Days Later (Kenny McPeek, 39-1, $80.32); #30 Signator (Shug McGaughey III, 39-1, $80.48); #5 Curly Jack (Tom Amoss, 41-1, $85.20); #37 Verifying (Brad Cox, 44-1, $91.72); #18 Hit Show (Brad Cox, 46-1, $95); #23 Lost Ark (Todd Pletcher, 51-1, $104.64); #15 General Jim (Shug McGaughey III, 53-1, $109.36); #2 Awesome Strong (Jorge Deldago, 57-1, $116.74); #16 Gulfport (Steve Asmussen, 58-1, $118.98); #6 Cyclone Mischief (Dale Romans, 68-1, $138.66); #38 Victory Formation (Brad Cox, 74-1, $151.54); #31 Tapit’s Conquest (Brad Cox, 81-1, $165.74); #1 Andthewinneris (Wayne Catalano, 84-1, $171.48); #33 Tres Soles (Steve Asmussen, 87-1, $177); #11 Forbidden Secret (Todd Pletcher, 89-1, $180.00); #13 Frank’s Honor (Kenny McPeek, 93-1, $188.70); #20 Instant Coffee (Brad Cox, 93-1, $189.90); #36 Tyler’s Tribe (Timothy Martin, 94-1, $190.64); #25 Ohana Honor (Shug McGaughey III, 97-1, $197.22); #35 Two Phil’s (Larry Rivelli, 99-1, $200.96); #7 Damon’s Mound (Michelle Lovell, 103-1, $209.16); #34 Tuskegee Airmen (John Servis, 112-1, $226.38); #19 Hurricane J (Paulo Lobo, 117-1, $236.86); #9 Expected Value (Chad Brown, 121-1, $244.66); #28 Rocket Can (Bill Mott, 123-1, $249.18); #4 Congruent (Antonio Sano, 123-1, $249.58); #29 Rudder’s Men (Todd Pletcher, 134-1, $271.98); #21 Joking Way (Steve Asmussen, 135-1, $272.98); #24 Mr. Ripple (Saffie Joseph Jr., 145-1, $293.50); #27 Protégé (Ron Moquett, 155-1, $313.30); #14 Full Moon Madness (Michelle Nevin, 160-1, $322.84); #17 Hayes Strike (Kenny McPeek, 194-1, $390.82); and #26 Post Time (Brittany Russell, 264-1, $530.38).

Total handle for the Nov. 1-3 KDFW pool – the first of six scheduled wagering pools in advance of the 149th running of the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (GI) on Saturday, May 6 – was $114,910 ($90,007 in the Win pool and $24,903 in Exactas).

Inaugurated in 1999, the Kentucky Derby Future Wager has been offered for a 25th consecutive year. This marked the earliest pool in the history of the wager.

Other Future Wager dates are set for Nov. 24-27 (Pool 2); Jan. 20-22 (Pool 3); Feb. 10-12 (Pool 4); March 10-12 (Pool 5); and March 30-April 1 (Pool 6). The Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager, which debuted in 2015 and requires bettors to wager on the winning sire for next year’s Kentucky Derby winner, will be held concurrently with Pool 2 on Nov. 24-27. The lone Kentucky Oaks Future Wager will coincide with Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 5 on March 10-12.

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