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Belmont Stakes winner Tiz the Law closed as the 2-1 favorite in Pool 5 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager

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With the rescheduled Kentucky Derby 10 weeks away, Belmont Stakes winner Tiz the Law closed as the 2-1 favorite in Pool 5 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager with Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Honor A. P. the 6-1 second choice.

The pari-mutuel field of “All Other 3-Year-Old Males” closed as the 8-1 third choice and was followed in the betting by the Bob Baffert-trained duo of Santa Anita Derby runner-up Authentic at 11-1 and impressive seven-length debut winner Uncle Chuck at 13-1. Another horse that attracted attention was unbeaten Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby leader Café Pharoah, who closed at 14-1.

Horses in order of favoritism in the three-day June 26-28 KDFW Pool 5 (Odds and $2 Win Will Pays):

Flashy colt HONOR A.P. is second favourite in the early Kentucky Derby wagering to Tiz the Law – (Santa Anita media photo)

#21 Tiz the Law (2-1, $6.40)

#10 Honor A. P. (6-1, $14.60)

#24 “All Other 3-Year-Old Males” (8-1, $18.60)

#2 Authentic (11-1, $25.80)

#22 Uncle Chuck (13-1, $29.60)

#4 Café Pharoah (14-1, $31.80)

#5 Cezanne (19-1, $40)

#1 Art Collector (20-1, $43.60)

#7 Dr Post (20, $43.80)

#13 Max Player (24-1, $50.40)

#11 King Guillermo (29-1, $60)

#8 Enforceable (46-1, $95.60)

#20 Thousand Words (47-1, $96.60)

#23 “All 3-Year-Old Fillies” (24-1, $50.40)

#3 Basin (53-1, $108.60)

#9 Ete Indien (53-1, $109.40)

#6 Creed (54-1, $110.60)

#16 Mystic Guide (54-1, $111.80)

#18 Pneumatic (56-1, $114.40)

#17 Ny Traffic (57-1, $117)

#12 Man in the Can (69-1, $140.60)

#14 Money Moves (75-1, $153.20)

#15 Mr. Big News (78-1, $158.60)

#19 Rushie (104-1, $201.60).

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 Presented by Woodford Reserve (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.

Total handle for Pool 5 of the KDFW was $337,607 ($219,946 in the Win pool and $117,661 in Exactas).

Dates for the remaining 2020 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks future pools are July 17-19 (Pool 6) and Aug. 7-9 (Pool 7). Pool 2 of the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager will coincide with the Derby’s Pool 6 on 17-19

KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURE WAGER

Belmont Stakes Winner Tiz the Law Made 7-2 Favorite in Pool 5 of Kentucky Derby Future Wager

Sackatoga Stable’s $1 million Belmont Stakes (Grade I) winner Tiz the Law has been made the 7-2 morning line favorite in Pool 5 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) that will run Friday-Sunday.
With the postponement of the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (GI) to Sept. 5 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Churchill Downs has announced three additional pools for the KDFW and an extra pool for the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager. In addition to this weekend’s Future Wager, Pool 6 of the KDFW will span Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19 while Pool 7 will run Friday, Aug. 7 through Sunday, Aug. 9. Pool 2 of the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager will run concurrently with KDFW Pool 6.

Tiz the Law, the multiple Grade I-winning son of Constitution, reaffirmed his status as the early Kentucky Derby favorite with his victory in last Saturday’s 1 1/8-mile Belmont Stakes, the kickoff leg to this year’s rescheduled Triple Crown series. Trained by Barclay Tagg, Tiz the Law took strong attention in all four previous pools of the KDFW closing at odds of 11-1, 8-1, 7-1 and 5-1, respectively. Tiz the Law is expected to have one final prep prior to the Kentucky Derby in the $1 million Travers (GI) on Aug. 8 at Saratoga.

Also likely to generate strong interest in Pool 5 of the KDFW is C R K Stable’s $400,000 Santa Anita Derby (GI) winner Honor A. P. (5-1). Trained by John Shirreffs, the lightly-raced Honor A. P. scored a mild 2 ¾-length upset over Authentic in last month’s Santa Anita Derby. The top three finishers from that race are individual interests in Pool 5 of the KDFW. Authentic, who finished second as the 1-2 favorite, is tabbed as the 8-1 third choice on the morning line while third-place finisher Rushie is 20-1.

Authentic is one of four entrants in Pool 5 of the KDFW for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. The others are Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and St. Elias Stable’s $3.65 million yearling purchase and recent 2 ¼-length debut winner Cezanne (30-1), Albaugh Family Stable and Spendthrift Farm’s multiple Grade II winner Thousand Words (50-1) and Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s dazzling seven-length debut winner Uncle Chuck (20-1).

The popular “All Other 3-Year-Old Males” was made the overall co-second choice on the morning line at 5-1. Also added for this pool is the return of the “All 3-Year-Old Fillies” which was made 15-1 on the morning line in the event the connections of top females, such as streaking three-time stakes winner Swiss Skydiver or Acorn (GI) winner Gamine, opt to face open company.

Here’s the complete field for Pool 5 of the KDFW (with trainer and morning line odds): #1 Art Collector (Tommy Drury Jr., 30-1); #2 Authentic (Bob Baffert, 8-1); #3 Basin (Steve Asmussen, 20-1); #4 Café Pharoah (Noriyuki Hori, 20-1); #5 Cezanne (Bob Baffert, 20-1); #6 Creed (Shug McGaughey, 50-1); #7 Dr Post (Todd Pletcher, 15-1); #8 Enforceable (Mark Casse, 50-1); #9 Ete Indien (Patrick Biancone, 30-1); #10 Honor A. P. (John Shirreffs, 5-1); #11 King Guillermo (Juan Avila, 20-1); #12 Man in the Can (Ron Moquett, 50-1); #13 Max Player (Linda Rice, 20-1); #14 Money Moves (Todd Pletcher, 30-1); #15 Mr. Big News (Bret Calhoun, 50-1); #16 Mystic Guide (Mike Stidham, 50-1); #17 Ny Traffic (Saffie Joseph Jr., 20-1); #18 Pneumatic (Steve Asmussen, 30-1); #19 Rushie (Michael McCarthy, 20-1); #20 Thousand Words (Bob Baffert, 50-1); #21 Tiz the Law (Barclay Tagg, 7-2); #22 Uncle Chuck (Bob Baffert, 20-1); #23 All 3-Year-Old Fillies (15-1); and #24 All Other 3-Year-Old Males (5-1).

On March 17, Churchill Downs Incorporated announced the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (GI) would be rescheduled from Saturday, May 2 to Saturday, Sept. 5 amid public health concerns in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Kentucky Derby Future Wager features $2 Win and Exacta wagering, and provides fans of Thoroughbred racing with opportunities to place bets on possible entrants in the Kentucky Derby at odds that could be far greater than those available on the day of the race.

Bets for the KDFW can be placed on TwinSpires.com and other online wagering outlets across North America. There are no refunds in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager. Should Churchill Downs officials determine during the duration of the three-day pool that one of the wagering interests has experienced an injury, illness or other circumstance that would prevent the horse from participating in the Kentucky Derby, betting on the individual horse will be suspended immediately.

More information and real-time odds are available online at www.kentuckyderby.com/futurewager.

 

LOCAL HORSES OUT OF TOWN

Terry Jordan
Entries
June 14 – Woodbine

Juxtapose Race 7 Optional Claiming $40,000

Results
June 13 – Woodbine
Mas Chikilin finished 1st by 1/2 length Race 6 View Chart    
Michael Puhich
Entries
June 14 – Churchill Downs

Background Race 9 Allowance Optional Claiming $75,000

Results
June 13 – Churchill Downs
Compelling Smile finished 3rd beaten 5 3/4 lengths Race 10 View Chart    
Kerri Raven
Entries
June 16 – Canterbury Park

Towards the Light Race 2 Starter Optional Claiming $7,500
Greg Tracy
Entries
June 19 – Prairie Meadows

Bouzouki Race 1 Maiden Claiming $15,000
Zbig Race 1 Maiden Claiming $15,000
Sophia Said What Race 4 Claiming $10,000
Samurai Girl Race 4 Claiming $10,000
June 20 – Prairie Meadows

Binalloverdrinken Race 1 Maiden Claiming $10,000
Miss Invasive Race 6 Claiming $10,000
Shanghai Mike Race 8 Claiming $15,000
Austin Calling Race 8 Claiming $15,000
Blaine D. Wright
Entries
June 14 – Golden Gate

Arno’s Mane Man Race 2 Starter Allowance $4,000
Holy Zags Race 4 Maiden Special Weight
Colour Me Happy (GB) Race 10 Allowance
Bronze Warrior Race 10 Allowance
Ride Out the Storm Race 11 Claiming $6,250

Results
June 12 – Golden Gate
Concensus finished 7th beaten 7 3/4 lengths Race 8 View Chart    
June 13 – Golden Gate
Balius finished 5th beaten 3 3/4 lengths Race 2 View Chart    
El Borracho finished 1st by a head Race 5 View Chart    
Ajourneytofreedom finished 2nd beaten by a head Race 7 View Chart    
Lasting Light finished 8th beaten 16 lengths Race 8 View Chart    
Reginella finished 6th beaten 7 1/4 lengths Race 8 View Chart    
Roman Rush finished 1st by 3/4 length Race 10 View Chart    

 

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATES FOR FRIDAY

Contenders That Have Entered To Race

Churchill Downs     June 13     Race 5        
    Finnick the Fierce 25 Points  
Golden Gate Fields     June 13     Race 7     Alcatraz S.    
    Zimba Warrior 2 Points  
Woodbine     June 13     Race 7     Woodstock S.    
    Untitled 20 Points  

 

Contenders That Have Raced

Churchill Downs     June 11     Race 6    
    Fancy Liquor finished 2nd beaten 1/2 length     4 Points    

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE

 

Contenders That Have Entered To Race

Churchill Downs     June 12     Race 8        
    Wrecking Crew 5 Points  

 

Contenders That Have Worked Out

Letmeno     1 Point     Skylight Training Center     Four Furlongs     51:60     View Workouts
Maxfield     60 Points     Keeneland     Four Furlongs     49:00     View Workouts

 

Contenders That Have Raced

Gulfstream Park     June 10     Race 9    
    Sole Volante finished 1st by 3/4 length     30 Points    
    Shivaree finished 3rd beaten 1 1/2 lengths     40 Points    
    Ete Indien finished 4th beaten 5 3/4 lengths     74 Points

KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATES FOR WEDNESDAY

 

Contenders That Have Worked Out

Basin     50 Points     Churchill Downs     Five Furlongs     1.00:20     View Workouts
Mischevious Alex     50 Points     Parx Racing     Five Furlongs     59:85     View Workouts

Contenders That Have Worked Out

Basin     50 Points     Churchill Downs     Five Furlongs     1.00:20     View Workouts
Mischevious Alex     50 Points     Parx Racing     Five Furlongs     59:85     View Workouts