Lookin At Lucky, Buddy's Saint Attract Attention, But 'All Others' Remains Dominant Favorite in Derby Futures Pool 1

Feb 14, 2010 John Asher

Lookin At Lucky and Buddy’s Saint continued to attract solid support in the opening pool of Churchill Downs’ 2010 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”), but the “all others” option remained a dominant favorite heading into Sunday’s final day of betting in the three-day pool.

The mutuel field, which includes all 3-year-olds other than the 23 individual horses in the pool, remained a strong 6-5 betting choice following Saturday’s second day of wagering in the three-day pool.  The “all others” wager was the 2-5 choice following Friday’s opening session of betting.  The Bob Baffert-trained Lookin At Lucky, the 2-year-old champion of 2009, remained a solid second choice at 6-1 and Buddy’s Saint, winner of the Remsen (Grade II) at Aqueduct on Nov. 28, was the third choice at 10-1. 

Total wagering through two days of KDFW Pool 1 rose to $254,419 at the end of Saturday’s betting, which included $36,988 wagered on exactas.  Betting will resume at noon (all times EST) on Sunday, the closing day of the pool.  Betting in the first of three 2010 Derby Future pools will conclude Sunday at 6 p.m.

The Kentucky Derby Future Wager provides an opportunity for fans to wager weeks in advance on contenders for the Kentucky Derby (GI) – which will be run at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 1 – at odds that could be more attractive than those they would receive on Derby Day.  All KDFW pools also include exacta wagering.  The Derby Future bet is a $2 minimum “win” wager.  The minimum wager for a straight exacta, which requires the bettor to select the Kentucky Derby’s top two finishers in the exact order of finish, is $2, while the minimum for exacta boxes and wheels is $1.

Two significant Kentucky Derby prep races were run on Saturday.  The $150,000 Robert B. Lewis (GII) at Santa Anita was won by Caracortado, a member of the favored mutuel field. Dave In Dixie (38-1) and American Lion (40-1) finished 2-3 behind Caracortado. The Sam F. Davis (GIII) at Tampa Bay Downs was won by Rule, an individual betting interest in Pool 1 whose odds dropped to 31-I by the end of Saturday’s betting.  Previously Uptowncharlybrown, who was third in the Davis, closed at 29-1 on Saturday after opening the day at odds of 35-1. Dublin (21-1) and Conveyance (37-1) are scheduled to run on Monday in the Southwest (GIII) at Oaklawn Park.

#        WAGERING INTEREST        ODDS          
1        AIKENITE        58-1
2        AMERICAN LION        40-1        
3        BUDDY’S SAINT        10-1          
4        CONCORD POINT        99-1       
5        CONVEYANCE        37-1        
6        DAVE IN DIXIE        38-1         
7        DROSSELMEYER        25-1       
8        DRYFLY        56-1          
9        DUBLIN        21-1       
10        ESKENDEREYA        25-1         
11        JACKSON BEND        33 -1    
12        LOOKIN AT LUCKY        6-1        
13        MAKE MUSIC FOR ME        99-1     
14        MAXIMUS RULER        90-1        
15        NOBLE’S PROMISE        39-1       
16        RON THE GREEK        35-1         
17        RULE        31-1      
18        STAY PUT        59-1        
19        SUPER SAVER        26-1         
20        TIZ CHROME        29-1
21        UPTOWNCHARLYBROWN        29-1          
22        VALE OF YORK (IRE)        30-1                
23        WILLIAM’S KITTEN        54-1            
24        MUTUEL FIELD “ALL OTHERS”        6/5          
        TOTAL        $217,431  (win pool)             

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