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Verrazano Narrow Individual Choice, But 'All Others' Favored On Opening Day of Derby Futures 2

| Churchill Downs Communications | 03/02/2013 #

The first day of betting in Churchill Downs Racetrack’s (CDRT) second Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) pool of 2013 was highlighted by expected strong support for unbeaten Verrazano (#22, 10-1) and other 3-year-old stars, but the “All Others” (#24) betting interest was the strong 8-5 fan favorite when opening day wagering drew to a close late Friday evening.

The Mutuel Field, or “All Others”, includes all 3-year-old Thoroughbreds other than the 23 horses on KDFW Pool 2’s roster of betting interests.  Kentucky Derby fans at racetracks and off-track betting centers across North America and online at www.TwinSpires.com and other advance deposit wagering platforms wagered $62,287 on the first day of betting in the Derby Future pool.  Friday’s  total included $49,937 in “win” wagers and $12,350 in exactas.

KDFW Pool 2 betting will resume at noon on Saturday.  Wagering in the three-day pool is set to conclude at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 3.

Verrazano, the 10-1 co-favorite in Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike Battaglia’s Pool 2 morning line, remained a narrow 10-1 betting choice among individual horses at the end of opening day wagering.  One of six horses in the pool trained by Todd Pletcher, Verrazano edged a trio of horses at 12-1 that included Robert B. Lewis (GII) winner Flashback (#6), Holy Bull (GIII) winner Itsmyluckyday (#8) and Fountain of Youth (GII) winner Orb (#11).  Flashback is one of five Pool 2 betting interests trained by three-time Kentucky Derby winner Bob Baffert.

Following that group at 13-1 was Revolutionary (#15), the Pletcher-trained winner of the Withers (GIII), and Baffert’s Southwest (GIII) winner Super Ninety Nine (#18) at 18-1.  Reigning 2-year-old champion and Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) winner Shanghai Bobby (#17), also trained by Pletcher,closed the day as a 20-1 risk and Remsen (GII) runner-up Normandy Invasion (#10), fifth in his 2013 debut in the Risen Star (GII), stood at 26-1.

The Kentucky Derby Future Wager offers racing fans an opportunity to bet on potential contenders for the famed “Run for the Roses” well in advance of the race at odds that could be significantly more attractive than those available in betting on Kentucky Derby Day.

The $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands will be run for the 139th consecutive year at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 4.

Each Kentucky Derby Future pool offers $2 minimum win betting and exacta wagering, which is available in the form of $2 minimum straight exacta bets or $1-minimum exacta boxes and part-wheels. No scratches or betting refunds are permitted in the Derby Future Wager, but betting on an individual horse will be suspended immediately if Churchill Downs determines that an injury, illness or other circumstance revealed during the pool would prevent that horse from competing in the Kentucky Derby.

Each Kentucky Derby Future pool offers $2 minimum win betting and exacta wagering, which is available in the form of $2 minimum straight exacta bets or $1-minimum exacta boxes and part-wheels. No scratches or betting refunds are permitted in the Derby Future Wager, but betting on an individual horse will be suspended immediately if Churchill Downs determines that an injury, illness or other circumstance revealed during the pool would prevent that horse from competing in the Kentucky Derby.

Information on the Kentucky Derby is available online at the official event Web site at www.KentuckyDerby.com and KDFW real-time odds will be presented on that site throughout the pool.. 

KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURE WAGER 2013 Pool 2

Day 1, Friday, March 1

Wagering Interest

Morning Line

Day 1


1

Code West

20-1

42-1

 

 

 

2

Delhomme

50-1

32-1

 

 

 

3

Den’s Legacy

50-1

72-1

 

 

 

4

Dynamic Sky

50-1

57-1

 

 

 

5

Falling Sky

50-1

84-1

 

 

 

6

Flashback

12-1

12-1

 

 

 

7

Goldencents

20-1

33-1

 

 

 

8

Itsmyluckyday

12-1

12-1

 

 

 

9

Ive Struck A Nerve (n)

30-1

65-1

 

 

 

10

Normandy Invasion

15-1

26-1

 

 

 

11

Orb (n)

12-1

12-1

 

 

 

12

Overanalyze

20-1

41-1

 

 

 

13

Oxbow

30-1

32-1

 

 

 

14

Palace Malice (n)

30-1

66-1

 

 

 

15

Revolutionary

12-1

13-1

 

 

 

16

Shakin It Up (n)

15-1

67-1

 

 

 

17

Shanghai Bobby

15-1

20-1

 

 

 

18

Super Ninety Nine

10-1

18-1

 

 

 

19

Titletown Five (n)

30-1

81-1

 

 

 

20

Treasury Bill (n)

30-1

25-1

 

 

 

21

Uncaptured

30-1

37-1

 

 

 

22

Verrazano

10-1

10-1

 

 

 

23

Vyjack (g)

30-1

23-1

 

 

 

24

All Others

3-1

8/5

 

 

 

KDFW Pool 2 total wagering: $62,287  … Win: $49,937 … Exacta: $12,350

(g) – gelding        (n) – new wagering interest in Pool 2

Morning Line odds by Mike Battaglia