Kentucky Derby Pool 4 Includes Eight Not in Pool 3; Bolt d'Oro 5-1

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Final Future Wager Pool Concludes Sunday

A tightly-grouped foursome headed by Bolt d’Oro (#2, 5-1) sits atop the morning line odds for the 24 wagering interests set for this weekend’s fourth and final pool of Churchill Downs’ 2018 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW).

The Kentucky Derby Future Wager is now in its 20th consecutive year and runs Friday at Noon ET through Sunday at 6:00 pm ET.

The Mick Ruis-trained and owned Bolt d’Oro won Santa Anita’s San Felipe on March 10 via the disqualification of McKinzie. Trainer Bob Baffert said today during an NTRA teleconference McKinzie is off the Kentucky Derby Trail, and he isn't listed in Pool 4.

Three individual horses are right behind Bolt d’Oro in Mike Battaglia's morning line, including Todd Pletcher’s Florida Derby and Holy Bull winner Audible (#1, 6-1); Bob Baffert's unbeaten Justify (#12, 6-1), set to make his stakes debut in the Santa Anita Derby; and trainer Chad Brown’s reigning 2-year-old champion Good Magic (#8, 8-1), who will compete in Saturday’s Toyota Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland.

Just behind them are Pletcher’s unbeaten Magnum Moon (#14, 10-1), Mendelssohn (#15, 10-1), and the always-popular Mutuel Field (#24, 10-1). “All Others” was the betting favorite in the three previous KDFW pools of 2018.

Pool 4 features eight wagering interests that were not a part of Pool 3: Enticed (#5, 20-1), Gronkowski (#9, 30-1), Hofburg (#10, 30-1), Lone Sailor (#13, 50-1), Mississippi (#16, 50-1), Quip (#20, 50-1), Runaway Ghost (#21, 50-1), and Title Ready (#23, 50-1).

The complete roster of wagering interests in the year’s final Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool: Audible (#1, 6-1), Bolt d’Oro (#2, 5-1), Bravazo (#3, 50-1), Combatant (#4, 30-1), Enticed (#5, 20-1), Flameaway (#6, 30-1), Free Drop Billy (#7, 30-1), Good Magic (#8, 8-1), Gronkowski (#9, 30-1), Hofburg (#10, 30-1), Instilled Regard (#11, 50-1), Jusify (#12, 6-1), Lone Sailor (#13, 50-1), Magnum Moon (#14, 10-1), Mendelssohn (#15, 10-1), Mississippi (#16, 50-1), My Boy Jack (#17, 30-1), Noble Indy (#18, 20-1), Promises Fulfilled (#19, 30-1), Quip (#20, 50-1), Runaway Ghost (#21, 50-1), Solomini (#22, 20-1), Title Ready (#23, 50-1) and the Mutuel Field (#24, 10-1).

Two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Pletcher, who won last year’s running with Always Dreaming, leads all trainers with three Pool 4 contenders: Audible, Magnum Moon and Noble Indy.

Trainers with a pair of wagering interests in their care include four-time Derby winner Baffert (Justify and Solomini), Steve Asmussen (Combatant and Title Ready), Mark Casse (Flameaway and Mississippi) and Dale Romans (Free Drop Billy and Promises Fulfilled).

No scratches or refunds are permitted in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager. Should Churchill Downs officials determine during the pool that a wagering interest will not compete in the May 5 race because of injury, illness or other circumstance, wagering on that interested will be suspended immediately.

Free past performance information on the wagering interests in KDFW Pool 4 will be available via Brisnet at

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