(from Churchill Downs)
I Want Revenge, who overcame a poor start and significant traffic concerns to win the Wood Memorial (gr. I) at Aqueduct April 4, emerged the favorite to win the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) as the third and final pool of Churchill Downs’ Kentucky Derby Future Wager completed its four-day run.
The Jeff Mullins-trained son of Stephen Got Even , now unbeaten in two races over traditional dirt, left a strong impression on bettors after clearing several obstacles to win the 1 1/8-mile Wood. David Lanzman and IEAH Stable’s colt was the 9-2 choice when KDFW Pool 3 betting concluded at 6 p.m. (EDT) on April 5 at racetracks and satellite wagering centers across North America.
Edward P. Evans’ Quality Road , winner of the Florida Derby (gr. I) and the favorite through the first two days of Pool 3 betting, closed as the 6-1 second choice. Vinery and Fox Hill Farm’s Friesan Fire , who captured the Louisiana Derby (gr. II), was the 8-1 third choice, and Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) victor Pioneerof the Nile was next at 9-1.
Florida Derby runner-up Dunkirk was next at 11-1 and Old Fashioned , who figures to be among the favorites for next week’s Arkansas Derby (gr. II), closed at 12-1.
Pool 3 ended with 23 wagering interests after betting on Sham (gr. II) winner The Pamplemousse was suspended on the final afternoon following the announcement that concern over a tendon would knock the colt out of consideration for the Kentucky Derby. Under the official rules of the KDFW, no scratches or refunds are permitted. All money wagered on The Pamplemousse to the point of the suspension remained in the pool, but no additional betting was allowed..
Wagering during Pool 3’s four-day run totaled $377,158, with $108,278 of that wagered in the exacta pool. KDFW Pool 3 was only the second in the 11-year history of the Kentucky Derby Future bet to offer exacta betting.
Pool 3 betting pushed total wagering on the three pools of the 2009 Kentucky Derby Future Wager to $1,236,299.
The 135th running of the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands is scheduled for May 2 at Churchill Downs.
Final odds, exacta payouts and other information on the Kentucky Derby Future Wager are available on the official event Web site at www.kentuckyderby.com.
|KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURE WAGER POOL 3 FINAL ODDS
|8||Hold Me Back*||24-1|
|9||I Want Revenge||9-2|
|13||Mr. Hot Stuff*||96-1|
|16||Pioneerof the Nile||9-1|
|19||Take the Points||99-1|
|*New wagering interest in Pool 3|