We’re just a few days away from the final round of Kentucky Derby Futures Wager officially releasing their last round of odds for the first leg of the Triple Crown, and a new favorite has emerged. Bolt d’Oro is now listed as a 5/1 option at the top of the KDFW Pool 4 thanks in large part to his questionable win in the San Felipe. McKinzie, who beat him on the track but had the decision reversed due to a review, is still having his odds reviewed due to a recent injury.
It’s important to mention that if a horse fails to compete in the Kentucky Derby for any reason, there are no refunds offered. However, this remains the best time to get serious value on the top contenders. Most of the top threats will be on the track this weekend in the Blue Grass, Wood Memorial and Santa Anita Derby with a handful of other reasonable choices also competing in the Arkansas Derby and the Lexington on April 14th.
The top four in the KDFW Pool 4 include Bolt d’Oro, Audible at 6/1 and Blue Grass favorite Good Magic at 8/1. Justify, who will headline the Santa Anita Derby alongside Bolt d’Oro maintains his 6/1 odds from the third round of betting in the futures wager.
Of major interest to those that like striking the match on some outsiders is Mendelssohn, who has received 10/1 odds after destroying the UAE Derby by an absolutely absurd 18 1/2 lengths. Mendelssohn was purchased as a yearling for a whopping $3 million and is already a million dollar record with a polished record. He will receive a strong backing in the KDFW Pool 4 given his potential return. These are the same odds as Magnum Moon, the 2018 Risen Star winner, and the “field“.
European Road to the Kentucky Derby winner Gronkowski, who is sure to generate interest based on his name alone (he is indeed named after Rob Gronkowski) at 30/1 after a strong victory in the Burradon at Newcastle. To add perspective as to how significant these odds are, 2018 Louisiana Stakes winner Noble Indy also comes in at 30/1 in the KDFW Pool 4 despite being highly regarded and owning a top level derby prep victory.
The full board for the KDFW Pool 4 will be available on April 6th and close April 8th. For more information, check out the main site for the full board.