Resurgent A P Valentine Tops Pool 3 First-Day Wagering
Updated: Sunday, April 8, 2001 2:47 PM
From Churchill Downs
Posted: Monday, April 2, 2001 2:39 PM
Resurgent A P Valentine and morning line favorite Point Given are listed as the close first and second betting choices after the opening day of the third and final pool of Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby Future Wager.
A P Valentine, a Nick Zito-trainee who expected to start in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (GI) at Keeneland on April 14, was a narrow 5-1 favorite among Pool 3's 24 wagering interests following the opening day of the pool's four-day run. The son of A P Indy, owned by the Ol' Memorial Stable of new University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino and Michael Tabor, earned solid support from Derby fans in Pool 3 following his impressive win in a recent outing at Florida's Hialeah Park. The Thoroughbred Corp's Point Given, a Bob Baffert-trained son of 1995 Kentucky Derby winner Thunder Gulch who is expected to be a heavy favorite in Saturday's Santa Anita Derby (GI), was also listed at 5-1 after the pool's opening day, but slightly more money had been wagered on A P Valentine. Kentucky Derby fans wagered $4,599 on A P Valentine on Thursday, while supporters of Point Given wagered $4,306 on their horse.
The Kentucky Derby Future Wager allows racing fans to place wagers on contenders for the Kentucky Derby weeks in advance at odds that may be more attractive than those they would receive on Derby Day. It is a $2 minimum wager and is a win bet only. There are no refunds in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.
KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURE WAGER POOL 3 -- Odds After Day One
# Horse Odds (total wagered)
1. A P Valentine, 5-1 ($4,599)
2. Balto Star, 10-1 (2,330)
3. Congaree, 13-1 (1,854)
4. Crafty C.T. 60-1 (446)
5. Dollar Bill, 6-1 (3,612)
6. Dream Run, 99-1 (228)
7. Early Flyer, 90-1 (285)
8. Express Tour, 30-1 (777)
9. Fifty Stars, 40-1 (629)
10. Hero's Tribute, 13-1 (1,889)
11. Hoovergetthekeys, 45-1 (547)
12. I Love Silver, 60-1 (419)
13. Invisible Ink, 30-1 (778)
14. Millennium Wind,17-1 (1,490)
15. Monarchos, 9-1 (2,666)
16. Ommadon, 45-1 (603)
17. Outofthebox, 45-1 (565)
18. Palmeiro, 60-1 (432)
19. Point Given, 5-1 (4,306)
20. Proud Man, 99-1 (170)
21. Songandaprayer, 30-1 (783)
22. Startac, 50-1 (467)
23. Street Cry, 18-1 (1,452)
24. Mutuel Field (all others),15-1 (1,730)Steve Haskin's Analysis of Derby Future Wager Pool 3
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