Smarty Jones Tops Derby Future Wager

Undefeated Smarty Jones, the likely favorite in next weekend's Arkansas Derby (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park, was the surprise leader following the first day of wagering in Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager Thursday.

Someday Farm's color bearer was listed at 7-1 as of 10:30 p.m. EST. The son of Elusive Quality   has won five in a row, including Oaklawn's Rebel March 20.

The field entry – all other 3-year-olds besides the 23 individual entries – is second choice in the wagering at 8-1. Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) favorite Wimbledon and Toyota Blue Grass-bound Lion Heart are at 11-1, followed by Rock Hard Ten (12-1), Master David (13-1), Eddington (17-1) and The Cliff's Edge, St Averil and Imperialism (all 18-1).

Good Value? How about Value Plus, the runner-up in the Florida Derby (gr. I), 40-1 currently from a morning line of 15-1. Or consider Illinois Derby (gr. II) contender Song of the Sword, the undefeated colt who is 70-1, up from an opening line of 12-1.

Real Time Future Wager Odds

The Kentucky Derby is May 1. Wagering in the final future pool wraps up Sunday at 6:30 p.m. EST.

Kentucky Derby Future Wager, Pool 3
# Horse, Odds, Wagered
1. Action This Day, 25-1, 801
2. Birdstone, 22-1, 956
3. Borrego, 30-1, 673
4. Eddington, 17-1, 1202
5. Eurosilver, 25-1, 829
6. Friends Lake, 20-1, 1047
7. Imperialism , 18-1, 1171
8. Limehouse, 40-1, 536
9. Lion Heart, 11-1, 1795
10. Master David, 13-1, 1577
11. Minister Eric, 30-1, 666
12. Preachinatthebar, 22-1, 981
13. Quintons Gold Rush, 30-1, 686
14. Read The Footnotes, 24-1, 893
15. Rock Hard Ten, 12-1, 1730
16. Sinister G, 35-1, 578
17. Smarty Jones, 7-1, 2693
18. Song Of The Sword, 70-1, 287
19. St Averil, 18-1, 1170
20. Tapit, 25-1, 755
21. The Cliff's Edge, 18-1, 1175
22. Value Plus, 40-1, 546
23. Wimbledon, 11-1, 1878
24. All Other 3-Year Olds, 8-1, 2450
Total 27,075

Not surprisingly, juvenile filly champion Halfbridled and undefeated Madcap Escapade, who meet in Saturday's $500,000 Ashland (gr. I) at Keeneland, dominated the first day of wagering in the third and final pool for the Kentucky Oaks.

Halfbridled is the slight choice at 9-2, with Madcap Escapade sitting at 5-1. The field is 7-1, with Silent Sighs, who defeated the previously unbeaten Halfbridled in the Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I), and A.P. Adventure both at 11-1.

The Kentucky Oaks is April 30. Future wagering ends Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

Kentucky Oaks Future Wager, Pool 3
# Filly, Odds, Wagered
1. A. P. Adventure, 11-1, 268
2. Ashado, 16-1, 187
3. Bohemian Lady, 50-1, 58
4. Class Above, 25-1, 114
5. Daydreaming, 40-1, 78
6. Elusive Diva, 60-1, 49
7. Ender's Sister, 50-1, 60
8. Galloping Gal, 60-1, 48
9. Halfbridled, 9-2, 552
10. Hollywood Story, 30-1, 97
11. House Of Fortune, 25-1, 114
12. Irish Melody, 14-1, 204
13. Island Sand, 60-1, 50
14. La Reina, 25-1, 120
15. Last Song, 16-1, 181
16. Madcap Escapade, 5-1, 510
17. Miss Coronado, 25-1, 110
18. Shadow Cast, 50-1, 55
19. Silent Sighs, 11-1, 251
20. Stellar Jayne, 50-1, 61
21. Victory U. S. A., 30-1, 92
22. Wildwood Flower, 80-1, 37
23. Yearly Report, 18-1, 162
24. All Others, 7-1, 389
Total 3,847

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