Odds set for Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1// Always in a Tiz returning to Oaklawn// Demonic trying to make the grade// more…

The big Derby related news for Wednesday was the release of the first pool of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager. ‘All Others’ were installed as the favorite at 9-5 with Shanghai Bobby and Violence the co-favorites of the individual selections at 12-1. Scanning the entire selection list, it’s hard to get excited about any of them. Not only are most of the odds equal or worse than what they will be for the same horses Derby Day (if they make it), the entire concept of taking a horse sub 50-1 in February presents too much of a risk in my opinion. Jennie Rees pointed out Pletcher and Baffert have 10 of the 23 individual betting interests in the pool. For a full list of selections, odds, and a link to PPs, see below// With the news that Always in a Tiz will return to Oaklawn for the Southwest Feb 18, the top three finishers of the Smarty Jones Stakes are ensured of a rematch. Less than a length separated all three, while Always in a Tiz appeared to be just finding his stride while crossing the wire. His connections feel the added distance in the Southwest will only help// Demonic, a maiden winner by a head in early January at Santa Anita, is pointed for either the 7-furlong San Vicente (G2) Feb 17 or the 1 1/16 mile San Felipe (G2) both at Santa Anita// Belvin, a Bob Baffert maiden winner from December, worked five furlongs in 59:20, fastest of 52// more…

Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool #1
1. Capo Bastone - 30-1   
2. Code West - 50-1
3. Delhomme - 30-1
4. Den’s Legacy - 30-1
5. Dynamic Sky - 30-1
6. Falling Sky - 30-1
7. Flashback -15-1
8. Frac Daddy - 50-1
9. Goldencents - 20-1
10. He’s Had Enough - 50-1
11. Itsmyluckyday - 15-1
12. Mylute - 30-1
13. Normandy Invasion - 20-1
14. Overanalyze - 15-1
15. Oxbow - 20-1
16. Revolutionary - 20-1
17. Shanghai Bobby  - 12-1
18. Super Ninety Nine - 20-1
19. Uncaptured - 20-1
20. Verrazano - 15-1
21. Violence - 12-1   
22. Vyjack (g) - 20-1
23. Will Take Charge - 30-1
24. All Others - 9-5

Pedigree Profile: Flashback (Horseracing Nation)
3-year-olds to watch 1/30 - 2/5 (In The Money Blog)

Denk’s Derby Index (Bloodhorse Blog)
Wireplayers Derby Dozen- Vol 1 (Wireplayers Blog)

Golden Soul- FG- 5F- 1.00:60- B- 2/21
Belvin- SA- 5F- 59:20- H- 1/52
Zeewat- GG- 6F- 1.16:00- H- 1/2
Orb- PAY- 3F- 37:20- B- 5/12

Quotes and Tweets:
“Todd Pletcher and Starlight Racing's Park City, 125-1 in Wynn's #KyDerby Future Wager, returns off layoff Saturday @Gulfstreampark”- J.J. Hysell via Twitter

”Not much going on with the 3yo's this weekend, but a few to watch are Elnaawi (4th Aqu), Little Distorted & Declans Warrior (5th GP) and Dynamic Strike in the Miracle Wood at Laurel and an interesting 1 1/8 mile maiden race at Gulfstream (6th race)"- Steve Haskin via Twitter