I just took a quick peek at Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager and it's pretty astounding to see that ‘all other 3-year-olds is even-money and Uncle Mo is the individual favorite at 2-1. Why anyone would settle for those odds on either is beyond me, but if you like any of the other 23 horses on there it's a good thing for you.
As of 3 p.m. EST on Friday with more than $47,000 in the pool, 17 of the 23 horses are 60-1 or higher. The odds on many of these high-priced horses, including 99-1 longshots Astrology, Clubhouse Ride, Comma to the Top, Gourmet Dinner, J P's Gusto, Indian Winter, Mucho Macho Man, Santiva, Silver Medallion, Sweet Ducky, and Tiz Blessed are sure to go down, but how far down? If ‘all others' and Uncle Mo both keep getting pounded, by the time the pool closes at 6 p.m. on Sunday there are still going to be a lot of huge prices.
I'm really not that intrigued by most of the horses listed in pool 1, but if the odds stay close to where they are now I will strongly consider putting a few bucks on Astrology, Brethren (21-1), Indian Winter, and Stay Thirsty (92-1). At those odds, why not take a small shot? I think Uncle Mo is the deserving favorite as we sit here today, but you will be able to get a minimum of 2-1 on him on May 7, so why risk it now?
Here is a link to the Future Wager and a couple of quick questions to consider.
Also, if you're interested in the new Triple Crown Prospects package that Blood-Horse has put together, here is some information on how to get it.