Tiz the Law is expected to go favored in Pool 5 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) that opens Friday at noon (ET) and closes Sunday at 6 p.m.

A smashing 3 3/4-length winner of the Belmont Stakes (G1), Tiz the Law has been pegged as the 7-2 choice on the Pool 5 morning line.

With the postponement of the Kentucky Derby to Sept. 5 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Churchill Downs has announced three additional pools for the KDFW and an extra pool for the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager.

In addition to this weekend’s Future Wager;

  • Pool 6 of the KDFW will span Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19
  • Pool 7 will run Friday, Aug. 7 through Sunday, Aug. 9
  • Pool 2 of the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager will run concurrently with KDFW Pool 6  

Tiz the Law, the multiple Grade 1-winning son of Constitution, reaffirmed his status as the early Kentucky Derby favorite in the 1 1/8-mile Belmont Stakes, the kickoff leg to this year’s rescheduled Triple Crown series. Trained by Barclay Tagg, Tiz the Law took strong attention in all four previous pools of the KDFW closing at odds of 11-1, 8-1, 7-1 and 5-1, respectively. Tiz the Law is expected to have one final prep prior to the Kentucky Derby in the $1 million Travers (G1) on Aug. 8 at Saratoga.  

Also likely to generate strong interest in Pool 5 of the KDFW is C R K Stable’s Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Honor A. P. (5-1). Trained by John Shirreffs, the lightly-raced Honor A. P. scored a mild 2 ¾-length upset over Authentic in last month’s Santa Anita Derby. The top three finishers from that race are individual interests in Pool 5 of the KDFW. Authentic, who finished second as the 1-2 favorite, is tabbed as the 8-1 third choice on the morning line while third-place finisher Rushie is 20-1.  

Authentic is one of four entrants in Pool 5 of the KDFW for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. The others are Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and St. Elias Stable’s $3.65 million yearling purchase and recent 2 ¼-length debut winner Cezanne (30-1), Albaugh Family Stable and Spendthrift Farm’s multiple Grade 2 winner Thousand Words (50-1) and Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s dazzling seven-length debut winner Uncle Chuck (20-1).  

The popular “All Other 3-Year-Old Males” was made the overall co-second choice on the morning line at 5-1. Also added for this pool is the return of the “All 3-Year-Old Fillies” which was made 15-1 on the morning line in the event the connections of top females, such as streaking three-time stakes winner Swiss Skydiver or Acorn (G1) winner Gamine, opt to face open company.

The Kentucky Derby Future Wager features $2 Win and Exacta wagering, and provides fans of Thoroughbred racing with opportunities to place bets on possible entrants in the Kentucky Derby at odds that could be far greater than those available on the day of the race.

Bets for the KDFW can be placed on TwinSpires.com and other online wagering outlets across North America. There are no refunds in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager. Should Churchill Downs officials determine during the duration of the three-day pool that one of the wagering interests has experienced an injury, illness or other circumstance that would prevent the horse from participating in the Kentucky Derby, betting on the individual horse will be suspended immediately.

More information and real-time odds are available online at www.kentuckyderby.com/futurewager

Here’s the complete field for Pool 5 of the KDFW:

Horse NameOpening Odds
1. Art Collector30-1
2. Authentic8-1
3. Basin20-1
4. Café Pharoah20-1
5. Cezanne20-1
6. Creed50-1
7. Dr Post15-1
8. Enforceable50-1
9. Ete Indien30-1
10. Honor A. P.5-1
11. King Guillermo20-1
12. Man in the Can50-1
13. Max Player20-1
14. Money Moves30-1
15. Mr. Big News50-1
16. Mystic Guide50-1
17. Ny Traffic20-1
18. Pneumatic30-1
19. Rushie20-1
20. Thousand Words50-1
21. Tiz the Law7-2
22. Uncle Chuck20-1
23. All 3-Year-Old Fillies15-1
24. All Other 3-Year-Old Males5-1