Kentucky Derby Odds Update: Pool 4 Futures Open Friday

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 4:56 PM UTC

Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2017 4:56 PM UTC

Updated odds for the 2017 Kentucky Derby open this weekend in the fourth and final futures pool. Bet strategy and updated prices here.
 

<p>The fourth and final pool for 2017 Kentucky Derby Future Wagers opens its customary three-day run on Friday, March 31 at noon Eastern—hours before two key prep races the <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/more-sports/2017-florida-derby-preview-all-eyes-at-gulfstream-on-gunnevera/78860" title="2017 Florida Derby Preview: All Eyes at Gulfstream on Gunnevera">Florida Derby</a> (G1) and Louisiana Derby (G2). A pair of unbeatens lead the pack at <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/" title="Know The Best Odds By Using SBR">betting odds</a> of +600 on the morning line: Whitham Thoroughbreds’ McCraken and Peacock Racing Stables’ Gunnevera. “The Field” interest closed as the favorite in the previous 2017 pools.</p><p>Third choice, at +1000 odds, is shared by Gotham Stakes (G3) winner and newcomer to the pool J Boys Echo, Tampa Bay Derby (G2) winner Tapwrit, undefeated Southwest (G3) victor One Liner and the “All Others” contingent. There are seven contenders listed at +5000 odds for those searching a long shot. Below are morning lines for 2017 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 4 as published by Churchill Downs:</p><p style="text-align:center"> </p><table border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width:380px"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">No.1</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Horse</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Trainer</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Morning Line Odds</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">1</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Always Dreaming</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Todd Pletcher</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">+5000</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">2</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Battalion Runner</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Todd Pletcher</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">+3000</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">3</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Battle of Midway*</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Jerry Hollendorfer</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">+5000</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">4</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Classic Empire</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Mark Casse</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">+1200</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">5</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Cloud Computing*</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Chad Brown</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">+1500</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">6</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">El </span><span style="font-size:12px">Areeb</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Cal Lynch</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">+3000</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">7</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Girvin*</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Joe Sharp</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">+3000</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">8</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Gormley</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">John Shirreffs</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">+2000</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">9</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Guest Suite (g)</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Neil Howard</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">+5000</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">10</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Gunnevera</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Antonio Sano</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">+600</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">11</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Iliad (r)</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Doug O’Neill</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">+1500</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">12</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Irish War Cry</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Graham Motion</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">+1500</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">13</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">J Boys Echo*</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Dale Romans</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">+1000</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">14</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Malagacy</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Todd Pletcher</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">+3000</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">15</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">McCraken</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Ian Wilkes</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">+600</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">16</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Mo Town</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Tony Dutrow</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">+5000</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">17</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">One Liner</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Todd Pletcher</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">+1000</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">18</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Practical Joke</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Chad Brown</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">+1200</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">19</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Reach the World*</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Bob Baffert</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">+5000</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">20</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">State of Honor</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Mark Casse</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">+5000</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">21</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Tapwrit</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Todd Pletcher</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">+1000</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">22</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Thunder Snow (Ire)*</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Saeed bin Suroor</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">+1500</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">23</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Untrapped</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Steve Asmussen</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">+5000</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">24</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">Mutuel Field (All Others)</span></td> <td style="text-align:center"> </td> <td style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px">+1000</span></td> </tr> </tbody></table><p style="text-align:center"> </p><h2><strong>Wagering Strategy</strong></h2><p>Look ahead to two races when using the final futures pool: this weekend’s Florida Derby and the Santa Anita Derby (G1) on April 8. Since 1990, half (13) of the Kentucky Derby winners have crossed the finish line first in these two important preps. Last year, Nyquist closed at +300 odds in the final futures pool following his romp at Gulfstream. He went on to win the Derby at a 2-to-1 price. Most all others in the pool, if they reach the starting gate on the first Saturday of May, will go off at odds similar, but typically longer, than listed in the pool.</p><p>McCraken is planning on running in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) on April 8. A win at Keeneland, while undefeated, would easily make him a Derby favorite. Pool 4 co-favorite Gunnevera is slated to run in the Florida Derby, and will likely go off the chalk. Futures bet on each may be good hedge material for later. If either wins their prep, expect +300 odds come Derby day. Santa Anita may present the best scenario for a price. Nearly 13 three-year-olds are in the mix for the Grade 1 race, with trainer Doug O’Neill expected to field upwards of four runners. Iliad, +1000 odds in Pool 4, will likely go off the favorite. Others pointing toward the race include Gormley (+2000), Battle of Midway (+5000), and the Bob Baffert-trained Reach the World (+5000).</p><p style="text-align:center"> </p><h2 style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/forum/horse-racing-betting/">Share Your Knowledge Of Horse Racing In Our Forum</a></h2>
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