Most bettors were pretty sure they didn't see this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner among the 23 individual choices in pool 1 of the 2012 Derby future wager. They made any 3-year-old but those 23 the heavy 3-2 choice.
The "All Others" option dominated the first leg of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager from the start of action Feb. 10 right up until closing Feb. 12. That's no surprise. The mutuel field has been the selection of pool 1 in every year since the KDFW began in 1999.
The total amount wagered was $631,304, setting a single pool record for the KDFW. The previous mark was $620,362 wagered in pool 1 in 2005. This year's total included $494,263 bet on the win end and an additional $137,041 put forward in exactas.
Fans wagered $160,625 to win in this year’s first pool on the “All Others” betting interest.
Of the individual horses, Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) runner-up Union Rags was a solid leader for the 138th renewal of the Run for the Roses May 5 at odds of 7-1. Then came a pair of Todd Plether trainees, undefeated Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) winner Algorithms at 12-1 and impressive recent Gulfstream Park allowance winner El Padrino , 16-1. Norfolk Stakes (gr. I) victor Creative Cause and Withers Stakes (gr. III) winner Alpha were next at 17-1 and 19-1, respectively.
Two-year-old champion Hansen settled at 26-1, behind Fed Biz (21-1), Gemologist (22-1), and Out of Bounds (23-1).
All bets in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager are $2 minimum wagers, and there are no refunds. Odds are determined at the close of each wagering pool. If it is determined during any of the three 2012 wagering periods that an individual betting interest has suffered an illness, injury, or other circumstance that would prevent that horse from competing in the Kentucky Derby, wagering on that betting interest is suspended immediately.
The next KDFW is set for March 2-4. The final one is March 30-April 1.
Odds and other information on Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1 are available at the official event website at www.KentuckyDerby.com.
| KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURE WAGER 2012
|#||Wagering Interest||Morning Line Odds||Friday,
|FINAL ODDS||$2 Wil1 Pay|
|9||Ever So Lucky||20-1||79-1||66-1||55-1||$112.80|
|13||I’ll Have Another||20-1||41-1||36-1||29-1||$60.20|
|19||Out of Bounds||20-1||44-1||27-1||23-1||$49.00|
|22||Take Charge Indy||30-1||83-1||53-1||42-1||$87.20|
|24||All Other 3YO’s||9-5||3-5||6-5||3-2||$5.oo|