As we head towards the end of the year, much of the horse racing news is about the Kentucky Derby Futures Pool. Many of the horses in the pool have yet to run their first race, but we can see the odds change rather dramatically when they do. That is what happened over the weekend at Gulfstream Park when Prime Factor broke his maiden in a rather spectacular fashion.

Before we continue, take a look at some of the 2021 Kentucky Derby futures & betting odds currently available at

Essential Quality+850
Life Is Good+1000
Highly Motivated+2000
Jackies Warrior+2500
Prime Factor+2500

Prime Factor is a 2-year-old yearling who was purchased at auction for $900,000 and is now trained by iconic trainer Todd Pletcher. Hopes are high for this horse, but you can never really know what to expect from any thoroughbred until they take to the track and run. From what we saw over the weekend, Prime Factor is going to be one to watch.

The first race for Prime Factor was a 6 Furlong Maiden Race at Gulfstream Park.

Ridden by Irad Ortiz, Prime Factor broke well from the gate and assumed a comfortable position that allowed

It’s incredible what an outstanding performance can do, as Prime Factor saw his odds in the Kentucky Derby Futures Pool. Our friends at Jazz Sports shortened his odds from 200/1 to 25/1 shortly after the race, putting Prime Factor in among the favorites to move out of that large pool of horses and into the Kentucky Derby. There are more races to come against much better horses, so it will be interesting to see if those odds continue to shorten in the coming weeks and months.

Follow Horse Racing Tote for more 2021 Kentucky Derby updates; as well as other news, tips, and results from the sport of kings.

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