Curlin Tops Derby Wager at Midway Point

(from Churchill Downs report)
Unbeaten Curlin, the morning line favorite for Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park, is a slight favorite over juvenile champion Street Sense and Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Scat Daddy as betting on the third and final pool of Churchill Downs’ 2007 Kentucky Derby Future Wager reached its midway point.

Owned by a partnership that includes Stonestreet Farm, Padua Stable, George Bolton and Midnight Cry Stable, the 3-year-old son of Smart Strike   stood as the 6-1 fan’s choice at the end of Friday’s wagering in the four-day pool. The Steve Asmussen-trained colt, a 12-length winner in his racing debut at Gulfstream Park and an easy winner in Oaklawn Park’s Rebel (gr. III) in his next outing, had been a 12-1 shot at the end of Thursday’s opening day of wagering in Pool 3.  Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Scat Daddy and Street Sense, the morning line favorite for Saturday’s $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) at Keeneland, were co-second choices at 7-1 – although slightly more money had been wagered on Scat Daddy. Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Tiago, Wood Memorial (gr. I) winner Nobiz Like Shobiz, Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner Circular Quay and Lane’s End (gr. II) winner Hard Spun were all at 10-1. 

Also attracting solid support in Friday’s Pool 3 betting were Kentucky Jockey Club (gr. II) runner-up Any Given Saturday (13-1), Illinois Derby (gr. II) and Gotham (gr. III) winner Cowtown Cat (15-1), and Robert B. Lewis (gr. II) winner Great Hunter (17-1). The mutuel field, or “all other 3-year-olds,” stood at odds of 19-1.

A total of $49,457 had been wagered in KDFW Pool 3 when betting concluded for the day on Friday evening. Wagering in the pool will conclude on Sunday at 6 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

The 133rd running of the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) is May 5 at Churchill Downs. Information and real-time odds on the Kentucky Derby Future Wager are available at the official Kentucky Derby Web site at www.kentuckyderby.com

KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURE WAGER POOL 3

Day Two of Four  Total Betting: $49,457

#

Wagering Interest

Current Odds

ML Odds

1

Any Given Saturday

13-1

15-1

2

Belgravia*

43-1

50-1

3

Birdbirdistheword

SUSPENDED

50-1

4

Chelokee*

23-1

15-1

5

Circular Quay

10-1

8-1

6

Cowtown Cat*

15-1

15-1

7

Curlin

6-1

12-1

8

Deadly Dealer*

62-1

50-1

9

Dominican*

70-1

50-1

10

Great Hunter

17-1

10-1

11

Hard Spun

10-1

12-1

12

Liquidity

76-1

30-1

13

Nobiz Like Shobiz

10-1

6-1

14

Notional

35-1

15-1

15

Officer Rocket

83-1

50-1

16

Reporting for Duty*

99-1

50-1

17

Sam P.

65-1

30-1

18

Scat Daddy

7-1

8-1

19

Stormello

25-1

20-1

20

Street Sense

7-1

5-1

21

Teuflesberg

83-1

50-1

22

Tiago*

10-1

15-1

23

Zanjero

42-1

30-1

24

All Other 3YOs

19-1

20-1




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