Kentucky Derby Future Wager: Field Favored at Even Money

Overlays were the rule on the first day of the 2003 Kentucky Derby Future Derby Wager as the bettors took a cautious approach, making the field the even-money favorite Thursday.

A total of $46,371 was recorded in the pool as of 11 p.m. EST.

Indy Dancer, undefeated in two starts, and Kafwain, second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and most recently the winner of the San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita, were made co-favorites among the 23 horses listed in the initial pool, but both are at a tantalizing 12-1.

Pointed toward Sunday's Risen Star at Fair Grounds, Indy Dancer, who was 20-1 in the morning line, was one of the few underlays. Kafwain was 10-1 on the initial list.

Sky Mesa is 14-1 after being made the 8-1 early line choice.

Other significant overlays are Offlee Wild (15-1 to 35-1), Lion Tamer (20/50), Peace Rules (30/90), Saintly Look (30/70), Siberland (20/99), Ten Cents A Shine (20/35), Toccet (10/25) and Trust N Luck (20/99).

Saturday's Fountain of Youth morning line favorite, Whywhywhy, is 30-1.

Others taking some notable action besides Indy Dancer are Atswhatimtalknbout, bet down to 35-1 from a 50-1 early line, and Ozzie Cat (50/25).

The current wagering period, the first of three pools that precede the May 3 Kentucky Derby, ends Sunday at 6:30 p.m. EST. The other pools are March 13-16 and April 3-6.

Day 1 Totals
# Odds Horse
1. 80-1 Apalachian Thunder
2. 35-1 Atswhatimtalknbout
3. 60-1 Badge Of Silver
4. 24-1 Domestic Dispute
5. 16-1 Empire Maker
6. 99-1 Funny Cide
7. 12-1 Indy Dancer
8. 12-1 Kafwain
9. 50-1 Lion Tamer
10. 35-1 Man Among Men
11. 24-1 Ministers Wild Cat
12. 35-1 Offlee Wild
13. 25-1 Ozzie Cat
14. 90-1 Peace Rules
15. 70-1 Saintly Look
16. 25-1 Seattle Hoofer
17. 45-1 Senor Swinger
18. 99-1 Siberland
19. 14-1 Sky Mesa
20. 35-1 Ten Cents A Shine
21. 25-1 Toccet
22. 99-1 Trust N Luck
23. 30-1 Whywhywhy
24. 1-1 All Other Three Year Olds

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