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2005 Kentucky Derby and Oaks Future Wagers Pool Three


Kentucky Derby Future Wager 2005

Kentucky Derby Future Wager 2005

Churchill Downs
Updated April 11, 2005
Kinsman Stable's Bellamy Road used the strength of his dominating 17 1/2 length victory in Saturday's Wood Memorial (G1) at Aqueduct to emerge from a record-smashing third and final pool of Churchill Downs' 2005 Kentucky Derby Future Wager ("KDFW") as a strong 3-1 favorite to win the famed "Run for the Roses" on Saturday, May 7.

Betting soared to a Pool 3 record of $533,973 when four days of wagering concluded on Sunday at 6 p.m. (all times EDT). That figure that pushed combined wagering for the three 2005 Derby Future pools to a record $1,665,990. The previous three-pool total in the seven-year-old wager was the $1,503,806 wagered in 2002. Total wagering on each of this year's three pool hit record highs - including a Pool 1 total of $620,362 that is the largest total for a single pool in Derby Future history.

Three of the top four betting choices at the end of the four-day pool are conditioned by two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Nick Zito. Along with the favored Bellamy Road, Zito trains Tracy Farmer's Sun King, the Tampa Bay Derby (G3) winner and the 10-1 second choice, and Live Oak Plantation's High Fly, the winner of the Florida Derby (Grade I) and the 13-l fourth choice. The horse that broke up the Zito parade was Robert and Beverly Lewis' Consolidator, the D. Wayne Lukas-trained winner of the San Felipe (G2) and the pool's third choice at 12-1.

Weekend prep races had a significant impact on the pool's final odds. Bellamy Road was a 38-1 risk when Pool 3 betting opened on Saturday, but quickly became the betting favorite after his Wood Memorial romp. Greeley's Galaxy was a 99-1 shot on Saturday, but closed at 31-1 after his runaway victory in the Illinois Derby (G2).

A 10 1/2 length romp in Saturday's Ashland Stakes (G1) at Keeneland prompted racing fans across North America to make the speedy Sis City a strong 5-2 favorite to win the $500,000-added Kentucky Oaks (G1) after four days of betting in the third and final pool of Churchill Downs' 2005 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager ("KOFW") drew to a close on Sunday evening.

Three consecutive stakes victories by Sis City - with the last two coming by a combined margin of 26 1/2 lengths - and misfortune for morning line favorite Sweet Catomine, who is likely out of the Kentucky Oaks after a disappointing effort against males in the Santa Anita Derby (G1), combined to make the daughter of Slew City Slew the fans' choice in Pool 3. Sis City stood as an 18-1 outsider at the midpoint of the four-day pool, but odds on the filly plummeted after she ran away from an elite field in the Ashland that included KOFW Pool 3 betting interests Runway Model (8-1), Summerly (13-1), Letgomyecho (30-1), Memorette (38-1) and Amazing Buy (74-1).

Below are the entries and final odds for Pool Three of both the Kentucky Derby and Oaks Future Wagers.

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Final odds for Pool One for both the Kentucky Derby and Oaks Future Wagers
Final odds for Pool Two for both the Kentucky Derby and Oaks Future Wagers

Kentucky Derby Future Pool 3
1Afleet Alex 16-1
3Bellamy Road4-1
4Blues and Royals15-1
5Closing Atgument77-1
7Don't Get Mad63-1
8Flower Alley35-1
9Galloping Grocer127-1
11Going Wild57-1
12Greater Good28-1
13Greeley's Galaxy31-1
14High Fly13-1
15High Limit13-1
16Noble Causeway18-1
18Rockport Harbor19-1
19Sun King10-1
21Sweet Catomine (f)10-1
22Wild Desert37-1
24All Other 3 YO's15-1
Kentucky Oaks Future Pool 3
1Amazing Buy74-1
2Aspen Tree51-1
3Brooke's Halo28-1
4Cape Hope29-1
5Dance Away Capote18-1
6Dixie Talking30-1
7Gallant Secret112-1
8Hot Storm76-1
9In The Gold31-1
11Little Money Down45-1
14Northern Mischief64-1
15Runway Model8-1
16Sharp Lisa11-1
17She Sings111-1
18Sis City5-2
20Sweet Catomine6-1
21The Beter Man Can115-1
22Toll Taker164-1
23Yankee Penny14-1
24All Other 3 YO Fillies11-1

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