Undefeated Nashua (G3) romper Independence Hall and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) shocker Storm the Court have been installed as the individual co-favorites at 12-1 on the morning line for Pool 1 of the 2020 Kentucky Derby Future Wager. Beginning on Thanksgiving Day and running through Sunday at 6 p.m. (EST), the KDFW is offered alongside the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager for the fifth consecutive year.

The KDFW Pool 1 features 22 individual horses, plus an option of “All Three-Year-Old Fillies” (30-1) and the ever-popular “All Other Three-Year-Old Colts and Geldings” that rates as the 6-5 morning-line favorite.

Two in Pool 1 ran well below form in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile – Dennis’ Moment (15-1), last as the 4-5 favorite whose chances were ruined by a bad stumble at the start, and Eight Rings (15-1), a lackluster sixth – while unbeaten Breeders’ Futurity (G1) hero Maxfield (15-1) had been scratched at Santa Anita. The Godolphin homebred subsequently had surgery to remove a “mildly displaced chip” from an ankle, and the prognosis is to rejoin trainer Brendan Walsh in 60 days. Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) winner Structor, expected to try dirt, is pegged at 20-1.

Saturday’s Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) at Churchill Downs promises to have an impact on wagering, especially if Champagne (G1) winner Tiz the Law (20-1) remains unbeaten in the Derby points race.

Tiz the Law is one of a trio of individual Pool 1 interests by hot freshman sire Constitution, along with the aforementioned Independence Hall and Gouverneur Morris (20-1). Hence Constitution opens as the 6-1 individual favorite in the Sire Future Wager, eclipsed only by the “All Other Sires” option at 4-1.

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah (8-1), the leading freshman thanks to his turf runners, has his top dirt performer American Theorem (50-1) in Pool 1. Other first-crop sires available as individual interests are Honor Code (30-1), whose Honor A. P. is a 20-1 interest in the KDFW, and Liam’s Map (30-1) with his Hopeful (G1)-winning son Basin at 15-1 in Pool 1.

There are no refunds on Kentucky Derby Future Wagers. Betting on an individual horse in Pool 1 will be suspended immediately if Churchill Downs officials determine that horse has a setback of any kind that would rule him out of the Derby.

Here’s the complete field for Pool 1 as well as the Sire Future Wager. Watch this space for more information and analysis as the week progresses

Kentucky Derby Future Wager Interests and Morning Line Odds

Kentucky Derby Future Wager – POOL 1

NumberHorseTrainerMorning Line Odds
1American TheoremGeorge Papaprodromou50-1
2Anneau d’OrBlaine Wright20-1
3Answer InBrad Cox50-1
4AuthenticBob Baffert20-1
5BasinSteve Asmussen15-1
6Dennis’ MomentDale Romans15-1
7Eight RingsBob Baffert15-1
8Gouverneur MorrisTodd Pletcher20-1
9Great PowerSimon Callaghan50-1
10Green Light GoJimmy Jerkens50-1
11High VelocityBob Baffert20-1
12Honor A. P.John Shirreffs20-1
13Independence HallMike Trombetta12-1
14MaxfieldBrendan Walsh15-1
15ScabbardEddie Kenneally50-1
16South BendStan Hough30-1
17Storm the CourtPeter Eurton12-1
18StructorChad Brown20-1
19Thousand WordsBob Baffert15-1
20Three TechniqueJeremiah Englehart50-1
21Tiz the LawBarclay Tagg20-1
22Wrecking CrewPeter Miller50-1
23All 3-Year-Old FilliesN/A30-1
24All Other 3YO Colts & GeldingsN/A6-5

Kentucky Derby Future Wager – SIRE

NumberSireMorning Line Odds
1American Pharoah8-1
4Candy Ride (ARG)20-1
7Declaration of War30-1
8Empire Maker20-1
9Hard Spun30-1
10Honor Code30-1
11Into Mischief20-1
12Liam’s Map30-1
13Medaglia d’Oro20-1
14More Than Ready30-1
15Pioneerof the Nile20-1
16Quality Road20-1
19Street Sense15-1
22Uncle Mo20-1
23Union Rags20-1
24All Other Sires4-1