Update: Pool Two of the 2013 Kentucky Derby Future Wager is now closed. The field was once again the favorite at 3-1 with undefeated allowance winner Verrazano, who still has earned no points toward getting in the Derby, is next at 9-1, with Gotham Stakes winner Vyjack third choice at 11-1. The total amount wagered during Pool Two was $407,038. down slightly from the $411,368 wagered last year. $287,611 was bet to win while $119,427 went into the exacta pool.
In the only Kentucky Oaks Future Wager pool for 2013, which ran concurrent with Derby pool 2 but closed 30 minutes later, Gulfstream Park allowance winner Flashy Gray was the favorite at 6-1, although she has no points yet, with the field next at 7-1, and 2012 Champion 2-year-old filly Beholder was the third choice at 8-1. A total of $126,039 was wagered in the Oaks Future, up 36% from the $92,476 wagered last year. $87,633 was bet to win and $38,405 went into the exacta pool.
The 2013 edition of Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby Future Wager opens its second three-day run on Friday March 1, and the mutuel field, the wagering interest that includes all 3-year-olds other than the 23 individual betting interests in the pool, is once again the favorite at 3-1. Unbeaten Verrazano and Southwest Stakes (G3) winner Super Ninety Nine are the lowest individual horses at 10-1. Six of the horses are trained by Todd Pletcher, including Verrazano, and five are trained by Bob Baffert, including Super Ninety Nine. Six horses were dropped from Pool 1 and replaced here with new ones.
Also running this weekend is the single Kentucky Oaks Future Wager pool for this year and the mutuel field, which includes all 3-year-old fillies other than the 23 individual horses, is the 3-1 betting choice in his morning line odds. Pure Fun, winner of the Hollywood Starlet (G1), and Unlimited Budget, winner of the Rachel Alexandra Stakes (G3), are the lowest individual horses both at 10-1.
Wagering on the three-day pools, with both contain win and exacta bets, opened at noon (all times EST) on Friday March 1 until 6pm on Sunday, March 3 for the Derby Future and 6:30pm for the Oaks Future. Racetracks and off-track betting centers across North America will offer the wager. Pool 1 was held on February 8-10 while the third and final pool is set for March 22-24. The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 4. Full rules and info for the wager is available here.
Below are the wagering interests with final odds for Pool Two of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager and the single pool for the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager. Win wager will-pay prices and exacta pay-offs are available here.
|2013 Kentucky Derby Future Wager|
|Official Field - Pool Two|
|9||Ive Struck a Nerve||-||30-1||50-1|
|16||Shakin It Up||-||15-1||48-1|
|18||Super Ninety Nine||47-1||10-1||17-1|
|24||Mutuel field (all other 3-year-olds)||8-5||3-1||3-1|
2013 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager
|Official Field - Pool One|
|#||Name||M/L Odds||Final Odds|
|5||Dreaming of Julia||12-1||16-1|
|12||Princess of Sylmar||15-1||19-1|
|14||Promise Me More||50-1||65-1|
|17||Rose to Gold||50-1||65-1|
|19||So Many Ways||30-1||37-1|
|21||Spring in the Air||50-1||50-1|
|24||All others (field)||3-1||7-1|