Champion Forte Made Early Favorite for Derby Pool 4

Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 4 is set to open Friday and champion Forte (Violence) has been tabbed as the 8-1 individual betting favorite among the 39 individual betting interests plus the popular No. 40 option of “All Other 3-Year-Olds” who were not listed.

Pool 4, which features $2 win and exacta wagering, opens Friday at noon EST and closes Sunday at 6 p.m. In total, there are 13 new betting interests in Pool 4: Determinedly (Cairo Prince), Eyeing Clover (Lookin at Lucky), First Defender (Quality Road), Frosted Departure (Frosted), Funtastic Again (Funtastic), Game Change (Candy Ride {Arg}), Geaux Rocket Ride (Candy Ride {Arg}), General Jim (Into Mischief), Hoosier Philly (Into Mischief), Mage (Good Magic), Red Route One (Gun Runner), Shadow Dragon (Army Mule) and Slip Mahoney (Arrogate).

Following Pool 4, there will be two additional opportunities for fans to wager early on contenders targeting the 149th running of the GI Kentucky Derby. Pool 5 will run Mar. 10-12 and Pool 6 is Mar. 30-Apr. 1. The lone GI Kentucky Oaks Future Wager will coincide with Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 5 on Mar. 10-12.

For a complete list of the field for Pool 4 or to wager, bettors can go to the Twin Spires website.

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