The third round of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Future Wager will be available on Friday, March 9th through Sunday, March 11th. No horse has more on the line this weekend than Bolt d’Oro, the current favorite in the KDFW Pool 3 table at 6/1. He is due to race in the 2018 San Felipe Stakes in his season debut on Sunday.
Most notably, Good Magic saw his odds more than double to 15/1 after failing to impress in the 2018 Fountain of Youth Stakes by finishing third to Promises Fulfilled ,who saw his value drop to 8/1 as a co-second choice. Also sharing those odds are 2018 Holy Bull winner Audible and 2018 Sham Stakes victor McKinzie.
What’s curious about the KDFW pool 3 board is the tiers that it has created. There are generally four favorites at 6/1 or 8/1 and then an entire level of 15/1 outsiders which include a few unknowns. Free Drop Billy will run next at the 2018 Gotham Stakes, while Strike Power is the strangest of all entries given that he was last out finishing second in the Fountain of Youth Stakes. Along with the aforementioned Good Magic, the newest notable addition is Justify, a Scat Daddy colt who tore up a 7-furlong maiden in 1:21.86.
Even promising three-year-olds like Avery Island, who won the 2018 Withers Stakes in style, are being given 30/1 odds. It’s a strange collection that does one of two things: either Bolt d’Oro is clearly the best of the bunch, or this is the most wide open field in years.
The 2018 San Felipe Stakes is perhaps the most important Kentucky Derby prep race yet as it will pit McKinzie right against Bolt d’Oro as both prepare to clear headway in the KDFW Pool 3 morning line odds. Get in now before that race goes off on Saturday evening if you have an inkling towards either.
A handful of unknowns coupled with some commodities that we should have a clearer picture of is making this a blurry, albeit exciting, derby trail. You can check out the full odds for the Kentucky Derby Futures Wager here.
KDFW Pool 3 Morning Line Odds (Available March 9th to 11th)
|8||Free Drop Billy||15-1|
|17||My Boy Jack||30-1|
|19||Promises Ful lled||8-1|
|24||Mutuel Field/All Others||6-1|