Future Wager: Some Heavy Favorites Early in Game
Street Cry, Azeri, and Officer and Swept Overboard were the favorites for their respective races after the first day of betting for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Future Wager.The pools for the Classic, Distaff, and Sprint opened July 4, and will close July 7. Each pool has 24 betting interests: 23 individual horses, and a "field" that includes all other horses.Total handle after the first day of wagering was $24,549. The Classic generated the highest handle at $11,835, followed by the Distaff with $6,739, and the Sprint with $5,975.In the Classic, Street Cry was the 2-1 favorite, followed by Dollar Bill at 5-1 and Macho Uno at 6-1. The field was 10-1 after the first day.In the Distaff, Azeri was the heavy 4-5 choice, followed by the field at 7-1, and Sophisticat at 12-1.In the Sprint, Officer and Swept Overboard were co-favorites at 7-1, followed by Crafty CT and the field at 9-1, and Gygistar and Orientate at 11-1.Wagering begins at 1 p.m. Eastern time each day.