Big Shift in Oaks Future Bet for Rags to Riches

An eventful weekend of potential Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) preps that saw star-making performance by Rags to Riches and a surprise setback for reigning 2-year-old filly champion Dreaming of Anna jumbled the odds in Pool 1 of Churchill Downs’ 2007 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager. But the mutuel field – the “all others” bet – closed as the pool’s narrow 3-1 favorite.

The mutuel field, which included all 3-year-old fillies other than the 23 individual betting interests in Pool 1, opened the four-day pool on Thursday as the 3-1 morning line favorite and closed at the same price.  Las Virgenes (gr. I) winner Rags to Riches being the most notable.  She defeated six other Pool 1 fillies in her stakes debut in the Las Virgenes at Santa Anita and the daughter of A.P. Indy, who had opened at morning line odds of 20-1, closed as the close 7-2 second choice. Meanwhile, odds on Dreaming of Anna soared to 7-1 at the pool’s close following her distant third-place finish – the first loss of her career – in the Old Hat (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.

The KOFW, which is now in its fifth year, allows racing fans to wager on contenders for the Kentucky Oaks at odds that could be significantly better than those they would receive on the day of the race. The wager is a $2 minimum bet and a win wager only. There are no refunds in the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager and winning payouts on the day of the race will be based on the odds that are in place at the conclusion of each respective KOFW pool.

Kentucky Oaks Future Wager Pool 1 saw total wagering of $66,206 during the wager’s four-day run. The 133rd running of the  $500,000-added Kentucky Oaks, a 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-old fillies, is scheduled for May 4 at Churchill Downs.

Wagering on two of the betting interests – Meditations and Untouched Talent – was suspended just over two hours before the 6:30 p.m (EST) closing of Pool 1 when Churchill Downs officials confirmed that both fillies had been retired. Meditations suffered a career-ending injury in Saturday’s Davona Dale (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park. Rules call for the suspension of wagering on any wagering interest when it is confirmed that the horse would be unable to compete in the Kentucky Oaks. A total of $801 had been wagered on Meditations before the suspension, while $1,072 had been wagered on Untouched Talent. That money remained in the Pool 1 wagering pool.

Other fillies that saw strong support in KOFW Pool 1 included Demoiselle (gr. II) winner Boca Grande (9-1); Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) runner-up Octave (10-1); Cotton Blossom (11-1), the third-place finisher in the Breeders’ Cup race; and Appealing Zophie (17-1), winner of the Spinaway (gr. I) and a front-running winner in Saturday’s Silverbulletday (gr. III) at the Fair Grounds.

Pool 2 of the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager is scheduled for March 8-11, while the year’s third and final pool is set for April 12-15. 

2007 KENTUCKY OAKS FUTURE WAGER POOL 1 – FINAL

Pool 1 Wagering Total: $66,206

#

Wagering Interest

ML odds

FINAL

Odds

Will

Pay

1

Appealing Zophie

30-1

17-1

$37.60

2

Baroness Thatcher

15-1

33-1

$68.00

3

Bel Air Beauty

30-1

49-1

$100.00

4

Boca Grande

12-1

9-1

$21.60

5

Cash Included

20-1

32-1

$66.20

6

Catch the Thrill

50-1

47-1

$97.60

7

Cotton Blossom

20-1

11-1

$25.00

8

Devil House

30-1

56-1

$115.20

9

Dreaming of Anna

4-1

7-1

$17.80

10

Enchanting Star

50-1

151-1

$305.40

11

Five Star Daydream

30-1

61-1

$124.20

12

Get Ready Bertie

20-1

31-1

$65.80

13

Jump On In

12-1

33-1

$68.40

14

Meditations

20-1

SUSPENDED

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15

Mistical Plan

20-1

101-1

$204.00

16

Octave

12-1

10-1

$23.60

17

Quick Little Miss

30-1

53-1

$109.60

18

Rags to Riches

20-1

7-2

$9.60

19

Romance Is Diane

20-1

35-1

$72.40

20

Runway Rosie

30-1

38-1

$78.80

21

Successful Outlook

20-1

146-1

$295.20

22

Sutra

50-1

54-1

$110.60

23

Untouched Talent

50-1

SUSPENDED

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24

All Other 3YO Fillies

3-1

3-1

$8.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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