Final Derby Future pool to open with Cali Chrome in Catbird's seat

03/25/2014 12:07 PM

When cn|2 Sports’ Marc Johnson spoke to him last week Churchill Downs handicapper Mike Battaglia said that he was leaning toward co-favorites for the final Derby pool and that’s just about what we got.

When the fourth and final Future pool opens on March 27, California Chrome will be the 5/1 morning line favorite over Cairo Prince 6/1. The fourth, and final, pool of Churchill Downs’ Kentucky Derby Future Wager will open March 27 at noon and wrap up on Saturday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m.

California Chrome is slated to run next in the Santa Anita Derby on April 5 against another top 3 year old, Candy Boy. Cairo Prince will run in the Florida Derby on March 29 at Gulfstream Park as a final tune-up before heading to Louisville for the first Saturday in May.

For a complete look at all the odds for the Kentucky Derby Future Pool 4 you can click here.

Trey Eckerle

Trey Eckerle joined cn|2 in June 2013. A graduate of WKU, Trey grew up in Louisville and enjoys having a front row seat as Director to Kentucky sports and politics. He can be reached at 502-792-1106 or


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