‘21 Kentucky Derby Contenders: Ranking The 10 Colts In Week 2 Derby Futures

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The parade of all three-year-old thoroughbreds is expected to line up this May 1, 2021, at Churchill Downs, Kentucky. It is the meeting of the 146th edition of the Kentucky Derby, which is now back as the first leg of the U.S. Triple Crown Series. This event was postponed last year, which lands as the middle jewel of the said grandest horse racing show.

While it’s still four months away before the Kentucky Derby happens, sportsbooks are now making 2021 Kentucky Derby Future Wagers to bet on. It is a pre-Derby betting game that includes the list of possible racehorses that might get into the Run For The Roses. Also, these horses are participating in the upcoming Derby trails to earn the needed qualifying points.

Today, there are horses who get into the Future Wager who got Derby points. However, there are still many trails lined up this month until April, so aspirants can hustle and earn the right points. To liven up your Kentucky avidness, here are the possible Derby hopefuls who got the best odds positioning at TVG and other horse racing bookies.

Essential Quality (30-Derby Points)

Started three racing games since birth, Essential Quality tops the Derby Future Wager this week. He nailed the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile race last November at Santa Anita, allowing him to earn 30-Derby points today. Aside from that, he is also a Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity titleholder, which boosted his future odds.

Keepmeinmind (18-Derby Points)

Settling in the second rank in Derby Futures is Keepmeinmind. He competed with Essential Quality at Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity but landed in second place. After that, they had a rematch at the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, where he won in third place. However, he bounced back at the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, where he got the title, which let him earn 18-Derby points.

Midnight Bourbon (16-Derby Points)

Midnight Bourbon’s victory at the Lecomte Stakes a few days ago had skyrocketed his odds in the Derby Futures. He currently earned 16-Derby points and will surely add more as he participates in many races. Aside from this recent achievement, he was a second placer at the Iroquois Stakes and third at the Champagne Stakes.

Jackie’s Warrior (12-Derby Points)

Currently earning 12-Derby points, Jackie’s Warrior settles at the fourth rank in Derby Futures. She had accomplished five racing starts since birth and earned three notable titles: Champagne Stakes, Hopeful Stakes, and Saratoga Special Stakes. Last November, he participated at the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and landed in fourth place.

Spielberg (12-Derby Points)

Conquering the Los Alamitos Futurity, Spielberg has earned the fifth rank in the Derby Futures this week. That said, he gained 12-Derby points in his current odds. Not only that, but he was also a titleholder at Del Mar Futurity, 3rd placer at American Pharaoh Stakes, and 4th placer at Bob Hope Stakes.

Get Her Number (10-Derby Points)

The sixth rank in this week’s Derby Futures is occupied by Get Her Number. He soared high at the American Pharoah Stakes and clinched the title. As such, he gained 10-Derby points and is another possible colt to undergo Derby trail. Besides, Get Her Number was the 4th placer at the Del Mar Juvenile Turf Stakes held last September.

Sittin On Go (10-Derby Points)

Saddled in three prominent races since birth, Sittin On Go is in for the Derby Futures this week. He had his first stakes races title last September after joining the Iroquois Stakes. After that, he accomplished two significant placements: the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (9th) and Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (6th), allowing him to earn 10-Derby points.

Brooklyn Strong (10- Derby Points)

Brooklyn Strong, the Remsen Stakes winner, is joining the top horses in the Derby Futures this week. He currently earns 10-Derby qualifying after the said victory. Apart from that, this colt has won the title at Sleepy Hollow Stakes while a third-place finish at the Bertram F. Bongard Stakes.

Capo Kane (10-Derby Points)

Filling-up the ninth place in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager is Capo Kane. He presently earns 10-Derby points after dispatching all his rivals at the Jerome Stakes.

Life Is Good (10-Derby Points)

The final rank in the Derby Futures this week is occupied by Life Is Good. He earned 10-Derby points after winning at the Sham Stakes a few weeks ago at Santa Anita.


As early as today, racehorses are starting to fill in their form to earn a berth in the upcoming Kentucky Derby. It is indeed a tough competition as some of these horses are already big winners in their debut races. Besides, they will continue working out in the many Derby trails to solidify their accomplishments.

Hence, the Week 2 Kentucky Derby Futures are a good place you can bet to prepare for more massive Derby wagering games. Get guided with the horses who gained the best odds today and see if they can sustain their lines until the Derby comes.



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