'Field' Slips to 3-1 in Derby Future Wagering

The favored mutuel field entry, consisting of all 3-year-olds except the 23 individual betting interests, drifted up to 3-1 following the third day of wagering in Pool One of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager. The field began the day at 8-5.

Johannesburg remains second at 7-1, followed closely by Siphonic (8-1), Repent (9-1) and Saarland (11-1).

High Star started the day at 35-1 and remained at those odds minutes before he finished second by a nose in an allowance optional claiming race at Gulfstream Park. He was then bet down to 30-1 as the Fountain of Youth was run and closed the day at that level.

As for Fountain of Youth runners, Booklet was 35-1 prior to winning the 1 1/16-mile Florida Derby prep, and has since fallen to 25-1, closer to his 15-1 morning-line odds. Runner-up Harlan's Holiday also saw action following the race, moving from 24- to 20-1. Fourth-place Political Attack moved from 99-1 at the beginning of the day to 80-1 by the time of High Star's allowance race. He remains at 80-1 heading into Sunday's final day of wagering. Sixth-place finisher Stephentown fell from 15- to 18-1 and seventh-place Grey Beard from 40- to 45-1. Last place Maybry's Boy held steady at 30-1. Blue Burner and Speed Hunter are part of the mutuel field.

A total of $167,215 was wagered on the Derby Saturday, leaving the pool at $315,011.

The wager is being offered in 34 states, the highest ever, with California, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Washington participating for the first time. Wagering resumes Sunday at noon (EST). Pool Two runs from March 14-17, and Pool Three from April 4-7.

(Live odds, TVG)

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