Fierceness Made Solid 7-2 Favorite in Pool 6 of Kentucky Derby Future Wager

Pool 6 to Close Saturday Prior to Blue Grass, Santa Anita Derby, Wood Memorial

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, April 2, 2024) – The final pool of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager is set to make its three-day run Thursday-Saturday where Repole Stable’s recent Florida Derby (Grade I) winner Fierceness was tabbed as the solid 7-2 favorite in the field of 39 individual horses plus a 40th option for “All Other 3-Year-Olds” not listed.

          Unlike the first five Future Wager pools, Pool 6 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager will close Saturday at approximately 4 p.m. ET prior to the $750,000 Wood Memorial (Grade II), $1 million Blue Grass (GI) and $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (GI). The Blue Grass will be drawn Tuesday morning while the Wood Memorial and Santa Anita Derby will be drawn Wednesday.

          Fierceness, the champion 2-year-old and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) winner, had his final prep prior to the 150th running of the $5 million Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (GI) when he dominated eight rivals by 13 ½ lengths in last Saturday’s Florida Derby (GI). The talented Todd Pletcher trainee is expected to arrive at Churchill Downs soon to begin his preparation for the “Run for the Roses.”

Here is the complete field for Pool 6 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (with trainer, sire and morning line odds):

#1 Be You (Todd Pletcher, Curlin, 90-1);

#2 Catalytic (Saffie Joseph Jr., Catalina Cruiser, 50-1);

#3 Catching Freedom (Brad Cox, Constitution, 8-1);

#4 Common Defense (Kenny McPeek, Karakontie, 80-1);

#5 Deterministic (Christophe Clement, Liam’s Map, 15-1);

#6 Domestic Product (Chad Brown, Practical Joke, 40-1);

#7 Dornoch (Danny Gargan, Good Magic, 12-1);

#8 El Grande O (Linda Rice, Take Charge Indy, 50-1);

#9 Encino (Brad Cox, Nyquist, 50-1);

#10 Endlessly (Michael McCarthy, Oscar Performance, 40-1);

#11 Epic Ride (John Ennis, Blame, 60-1):

#12 Evening News (Mike Pino, Nyqist, 99-1);

#13 Fierceness (Todd Pletcher, City of Light, 7-2);

#14 Forever Young (JPN) (Yoshito Yahagi, Real Steel, 10-1);

#15 Good Money (Chad Brown, Good Magic, 90-1);

#16 Grand Mo the First (Victor Barboza Jr., Uncle Mo, 99-1);

#17 Hades (Joe Orseno, Awesome Slew, 50-1);

#18 Honor Marie (Whit Beckman, Honor Code, 20-1);

#19 Just a Touch (Brad Cox, Justify, 30-1);

#20 Just Steel (Wayne Lukas, Justify, 25-1);

#21 Lat Long (Kenny McPeek, Liam’s Map, 90-1);

#22 Mc Vay (John Shirreffs, Constitution, 99-1);

#23 Merit (Saffie Joseph Jr., Mastery, 99-1);

#24 Mystik Dan (Kenny McPeek, Goldencents, 30-1);

#25 No More Time (Jose D’Angelo, Not This Time, 90-1);

#26 Resilience (Bill Mott, Into Mischief, 99-1);

#27 Seize the Grey (Wayne Lukas, Arrogate, 50-1);

#28 Sierra Leone (Chad Brown, Gun Runner, 6-1);

#29 Society Man (Danny Gargan, Good Magic, 99-1);

#30 Stronghold (Phil D’Amato, Ghostzapper, 60-1);

#31 T O Password (JPN) (Daisuke Takayanagi, Copano Rickey, 60-1);

#32 Tapalo (John Sadler, Tapiture, 90-1);

#33 Tessuto (George Papaprodromou, Munnings, 99-1);

#34 Timberlake (Brad Cox, Into Mischief, 30-1);

#35 Top Conor (Chad Brown, Twirling Candy, 80-1);

#36 Track Phantom (Steve Asmussen, Quality Road, 30-1);

#37 Tuscan Sky (Todd Pletcher, Vino Rosso, 30-1);

#38 Uncle Heavy (Butch Reid, Social Inclusion, 50-1);

#39 West Saratoga (Larry Demeritte, Exaggerator, 60-1); and

#40 “All Other 3-Year-Olds” (30-1).

There are no refunds in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager. Should Churchill Downs officials determine during the duration of this week’s 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. Pool 6 will be final pari-mutuel opportunity to wager on the Kentucky Derby prior to the race.

More information, past performances and real-time odds on the Kentucky Derby Future Wager will be available before the pool opens Thursday online at