Life Is Good individual favorite in Pool 2 of Kentucky Derby Future Wager

TwinSpires Staff

January 19th, 2021

Sham (G3) winner Life Is Good was made the 6-1 individual morning line favorite in Pool 2 of the 2021 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, but the pari-mutuel field of "All Other 3-Year-Olds" is expected to be the overall choice in the three-day wager that begins Friday.

The pool will open Friday at noon (ET) and close Sunday at 6 p.m. Wagers can be placed online at, as well as racetracks and simulcast centers throughout the country.

Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) winner and presumptive 2-year-old champion Essential Quality is listed at 8-1 on the morning line odds, Essential Quality has a perfect record through three starts and is preparing for his 3-year-old campaign at Fair Grounds, where he has worked five times since his Juvenile score.

The Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which features $2 Win and Exacta wagering, provide fans of Thoroughbred racing with opportunities to place bets on possible entrants in the $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1) at odds that could be far greater than those available on the day of the race. The 147th running of Kentucky Derby is set for May 1 at Churchill Downs.

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.

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Dates for the remaining 2021 Kentucky Derby future pools are Feb. 12-14 (Pool 3), Mar. 5-7 (Pool 4) and Mar. 26- 28 (Pool 5). The lone Kentucky Oaks Future Wager will coincide with Pool 4 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.