(Churchill Downs’ famed Twin Spires / Coady Photography)

From the Churchill Downs Media Team:

Wagering on Big Lake (#1), the third-place finisher of the $1 million Rebel Stakes (Grade II), has been suspended for the fifth and final pool of the 2021 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which opens its three-day stand Friday at noon (all times Eastern).

Big Lake, trained by Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen and owned by Mike Rutherford, emerged from the March 13 Rebel Stakes with an injury and will be sidelined.

The defection of Big Lake leaves Pool 5 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager with 23 wagering interests that features 22 individuals and the Mutuel Field (#24). The lineup (with trainer and morning line odds): #1 Big Lake (SCRATCHED); #2 Caddo River (Brad Cox, 30-1); #3 Collaborate (Saffie Joseph Jr., 30-1); #4Concert Tour (Bob Baffert, 9-2); #5 Crowded Trade (Chad Brown, 30-1); #6 Dream Shake (Peter Eurton, 50-1); #7 Essential Quality (Cox, 3-1); #8 Greatest Honour (McGaughey, 4-1); #9 Helium (Mark Casse, 30-1); #10 Hidden Stash (Victoria Oliver, 50-1); #11 Highly Motivated (Brown, 30-1); #12 Hot Rod Charlie (Doug O’Neill, 6-1); #13 Hozier (Baffert, 30-1); #14 Mandaloun (Cox, 30-1); #15 Medina Spirit(Baffert, 20-1); #16 Midnight Bourbon (Asmussen, 30-1); #17 O Besos (Greg Foley, 50-1); #18 Prevalence(Brendan Walsh, 20-1); #19 Proxy (Mike Stidham, 30-1); #20 Risk Taking (Brown, 30-1); #21 Rock Your World (John Sadler, 50-1); #22 Spielberg (Baffert, 50-1); #23 Weyburn (Jimmy Jerkens, 30-1); #24 “All Other 3-Year-Olds” (20-1).

For more information about the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, visit www.kentuckyderby.com/futurewager.