Forte 5-2 Favorite in Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 6

April 2, 2023

Churchill Downs Communications

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Five weeks in advance of the 149th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I), bettors made Florida Derby (GI) winner Forte the 5-2 favorite with stablemates Kingsbarns, last week’s Louisiana Derby (GII) winner, and Tapit Trice, the Tampa Bay Derby (GII) winner, both at 11-1 in the sixth and final pool of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW).

All three horses are trained by two-time Kentucky Derby winner Todd Pletcher.

The three-day pool closed Saturday at 6 p.m. ET in advance of the day’s two Road to the Kentucky Derby Championship Series races: the Florida Derby and Arkansas Derby (GI).

Total handle for the March 30-April 1 KDFW pool – the final future wager pool in advance of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 6 – was $369,443 ($271,230 in the Win pool and $98,213 in Exactas). 

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