Big Early Wager Drops Odds on Derby Field Entry
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 2/12/2004 10:48:21 PM
Last Updated: 3/11/2004 8:42:51 AM

A $30,000 wager on the mutuel field – all 3-year-olds other than the 23 assigned to the pool – by an unidentified patron enlivened the early minutes of the first of four days of betting in Pool 1 of Churchill Downs' 2004 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

The large wager was placed within the opening 15 minutes of betting on the four-day pool. Odds on the mutuel field tumbled to 1-9 when the wager was reflected on the odds board, while the prices on the pool's 23 individual horses instantly soared to 99-1.

By the end of the first day's wagering, the field was down to 1-5. Master David, winner of last weekend's Sham Stakes at Santa Anita, was – at 15-1 – the lowest price among individual entries. Others who received action were Lion Heart (19-1), Eurosilver (30-1), and juvenile champion Action This Day and Tapit (both 40-1). A total of $96,706 was registered in the pool as of about 10 p.m. EST.

Real Time Future Wager Odds

Action was slow on the first day of Kentucky Oaks Future Wager, with just $4,930 bet. In its second year, this is the first time the Oaks has had more than a single future pool.

Class Above was the early 5-2 favorite (from 20-1 morning line), while Juvenile filly champion Halfbridled was the 3-1 second choice. The mutuel field sits at 5-1. A.P. Adventure (16-1), Ashado (17-1), Miss Coronado (18-1) and La Reina (19-1) also garnered support.

Wagering ends in Pool 1 on Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

Kentucky Derby Future Wager Odds
# Odds Horse, Wagered
1 -- 40/1 Action This Day, 1877
2 -- 50/1 Birdstone, 1503
3 -- 99/1 Borrego, 252
4 -- 99/1 Capac, 559
5 -- 30/1 Eurosilver, 2332
6 -- 70/1 Fire Slam, 1020
7 -- 90/1 Gradepoint, 872
8 -- 80/1 Gran Prospect, 953
9 -- 70/1 Halfbridled, 1093
10 -- 19/1 Lion Heart, 3966
11 -- 99/1 Lucky Pulpit, 488
12 -- 15/1 Master David, 4917
13 -- 60/1 Minister Eric, 1229
14 -- 99/1 Mr. Jester, 408
15 -- 50/1 Read The Footnotes, 1557
16 -- 50/1 Second Of June, 1476
17 -- 99/1 Shaniko, 396
18 -- 70/1 Silver Wagon, 1065
19 -- 99/1 Sir Oscar, 467
20 -- 80/1 St Averil, 912
21 -- 40/1 Tapit, 1804
22 -- 99/1 The Cliff's Edge, 756
23 -- 99/1 Tiger Hunt, 435
24 -- 1/5 All Other 3-year-olds, 66369
Total: 96706

Kentucky Oaks Future Wager Odds
# Odds Horse, Wagered
1 -- 16/1 A. P. Adventure, 235
2 -- 70/1 Allswellthatnswell, 52
3 -- 17/1 Ashado, 224
4 -- 99/1 Cherry Bomb, 31
5 -- 5/2Class Above, 1038
6 -- 60/1 Eye Dazzler, 67
7 -- 40/1 Friendly Michelle, 99
8 -- 3/1 Halfbridled, 969
9 -- 35/1 Hollywood Story, 102
10 -- 45/1 House Of Fortune, 87
11 -- 19/1 La Reina, 203
12 -- 90/1 Last Song, 42
13 -- 24/1 Lotta Kim, 164
14 -- 25/1 Madcap Escapade, 140
15 -- 18/1 Miss Coronado, 213
16 -- 99/1 Rahy Dolly, 39
17 -- 80/1 Saltwater Runner, 51
18 -- 99/1 Salty Romance, 38
19 -- 25/1 Silent Sighs, 145
20 -- 45/1 Society Selection, 82
21 -- 70/1 Victory U. S. A., 54
22 -- 80/1 Whoopi Cat, 51
23 -- 23/1 Yearly Report, 172
24 -- 5/1 All Other Three Year Old, 632
Total: 4930


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