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By Churchill Downs Press Staff – Seven weeks in advance of the rescheduled $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I), bettors reaffirmed Belmont Stakes (Grade I) winner Tiz the Law as the horse to beat when he closed as the 5-2 favorite Sunday in Pool 6 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

Santa Anita Derby (GI) winner Honor A. P. and unbeaten Los Alamitos Derby (GIII) winner Uncle Chuck both closed at odds of 6-1. Blue Grass (GII) winner Art Collector was the 8-1 fourth betting choice and was followed by Haskell (GI) winner Authentic at 9-1.

Horses in order of favoritism in the three-day July 17-19 KDFW Pool 6 (Final Odds and $2 Win Will Pays): #21 Tiz the Law (5-2, $7.20); #8 Honor A. P. (6-1, $14); #22 Uncle Chuck (6-1, $15.80); #1 Art Collector (8-1, $19); #3 Authentic (9-1, $21.40); #24 “All Other 3-Year-Old Males” (14-1, $31.60); #4 Cezanne (18-1, $39); #14 Ny Traffic (19-1, $40.20); #6 Dr Post (24-1, $51.80); #11 Max Player (25-1, $52.80); #9 King Guillermo (25-1, $53.20); #5 Dean Martini (37-1, $76.60); #7 Enforceable (38-1, $78.60); #17 Shared Sense (42-1, $86); #13 Mystic Guide (50-1, $103); #23 “All 3-Year-Old Fillies” (52-1, $107.80); #20 Thousand Words (65-1, $132.20); #15 Pneumatic (87-1, $176.80); #19 Storm the Court (88-1, $179.20); #10 Major Fed (90-1, $182.40); #12 Modernist (96-1, $194.80); #2 Attachment Rate (105-1, $212.40); #18 South Bend (106-1, $215.60); and #16 Rushie (141-1, $285.40).

The Kentucky Derby Future Wager, offered for a 22nd consecutive year, enables bettors to wager on possible Kentucky Derby contenders in advance of America’s greatest race at odds that could be more attractive than those available on the day of the race.

On March 17, Churchill Downs Incorporated announced the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby (GI), the 1 ¼-mile classic for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds, would be rescheduled from Saturday, May 2 to Saturday, Sept. 5 amid public health concerns in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Pool 2 of the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager, which was conducted concurrently with the KDFW, 18-length Acorn (GI) winner Gamine closed as the 2-1 favorite over Road to the Kentucky Oaks points leader and Blue Grass (GII) runner-up Swiss Skydiver, who was 9-2. Ashland (GI) winner Speech was the 10-1 third choice.

The final odds for the Oaks Future Wager: #8 Gamine (2-1, $6.20); #19 Swiss Skydiver (9-2, $11.20); #17 Speech (10-1, $23.80); #12 Paris Lights (14-1, $31); #4 Donna Veloce (14-1, $31.40); #1 Altaf (17-1, $37); #21 Tonalist’s Shape (19-1, $40); #16 Shedaresthedevil (19-1, $40.40); #18 Spice is Nice (21-1, $45); #24 “All Other 3-Year-Old Fillies” (22-1, $46.60); #7 Finite (24-1, $51); #9 Harvey’s Lil Goil (24-1, $51); #22 Venetian Harbor (27-1, $56); #3 Bonny South (27-1, $56.60); #11 Mundaye Call (37-1, $77); #6 Envoutante (72-1, $147.20); #13 Pleasant Orb (78-1, $158); #2 Bayerness (91-1, $185.20); #5 Dream Marie (92-1, $186.20); #14 Project Whiskey (97-1, $197.60); #23 Water White (106-1), $215.60; #15 Queen of God (126-1, $255.60); #10 Impeccable Style (159-1, $320.80); and #20 Tempers Rising (175-1, $353.80).

          The 146th running of the $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI), the nation’s most lucrative race for 3-year-old fillies, will be run over 1 1/8 miles on Friday, Sept. 4.

All told, $305,488 was bet in future wagers over the three-day period. Total handle for Pool 6 of the KDFW was $191,346 ($126,026 in the Win pool and $65,320 in Exactas). Betting on the Oaks Future Wager totaled $54,897 ($35,383 in the Win pool and $19,514 in Exactas). The Oaks/Derby Future Double, which requires fans to correctly select the winners of both races, handled $59,245.

Pool 7 of the KDFW – the final future wager opportunity in advance of the races – is scheduled for Aug. 7-9.

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