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Churchill Downs

Anne M. Eberhardt

Pool 2 of KY Derby Future Wager Set to Begin

Uncle Mo is the morning-line individual favorite, while 'all others' is 3-1.

With the 2011 debut of unbeaten champion Uncle Mo  set for this weekend, a strong effort could push the son of Indian Charlie into the position of overall favorite in Pool 2 of the Churchill Downs’ 2011 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which opens its three-day run at noon EST on Friday, March 11.

Churchill Downs' oddsmaker Mike Battaglia listed the mutuel field, which includes all 3-year-olds other than the pool’s 23 individual horses, as the 3-1 favorite and Uncle Mo as a close 7-2 second choice. Next on the morning line are Fountain of Youth (gr. II) winner Soldat  at 8-1; San Vicente (gr. II) winner The Factor  and Holy Bull (gr. III) winner Dialed In , both at 10-1; and unbeaten Brethren  and Remsen (gr. II) winner To Honor and Serve  are both listed at 15-1.
Uncle Mo was the overall second choice at 7-2 in February’s opening pool, but was a clear favorite among its 23 individual horses. The mutuel field was the 2-1 overall favorite at 2-1 in the Feb. 18-20 pool. “All others” has been the KDFW Pool 1 choice every year since the bet’s debut in 1999.
Pool 2 betting concludes at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 13. The pool will end 30 minutes prior to the close of betting on the companion Kentucky Oaks Future Wager, which also opens Friday at noon. KDFW Pool 2 mutuel payouts on Kentucky Derby Day, May 7, will be determined by the odds in place at Sunday’s close of betting at North American racetracks and off-track betting facilities and TwinSpires.com and other advance deposit wagering outlets.
There are four new betting interests in KDFW Pool 2. The new horses are Archarcharch, winner of the Southwest (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park; Southwest third-place finisher Elite Alex; Runflatout, who is scheduled to run this weekend in the San Felipe; and San Vicente runner-up Sway Away. Horses that were part of KDFW Pool 1 that did not return in this week’s pool were Clubhouse Ride, Decisive Moment, Indian Winter, and Tiz Blessed.
Information on the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Derby Future Wager—including real-time KDFW Pool 1 odds—is available at the official event Web site at www.KentuckyDerby.com. 
One more Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool will be conducted before the May 7 Kentucky Derby on The final pool will run from April 1-3.

        KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURE WAGER
Pool 2, March 11-13

 

Program #
KDFW Pool 2 Wagering Interest
Morning Line Odds
1
Anthonys Cross
30-1
2
Archarcharch*
50-1
3
Astrology
50-1
4
Brethren
15-1
5
Comma to the Top (g)
50-1
6
Dialed In
10-1
7
Elite Alex*
50-1
8
Gourmet Dinner
30-1
9
J Ps Gusto (r)
50-1
10
Jaycito
20-1
11
Machen
50-1
12
Mucho Macho Man
20-1
13
Rogue Romance
30-1
14
Runflatout*
50-1
15
Santiva
30-1
16
Silver Medallion
50-1
17
Soldat
8-1
18
Stay Thirsty
20-1
19
Sway Away*
15-1
20
Sweet Ducky
50-1
21
The Factor
10-1
22
To Honor and Serve
15-1
23
Uncle Mo
7-2
24
Mutuel Field (All Other 3-Year-Olds)
3-1

 

(g) gelding   (r) ridgling
* New wagering interest in KDFW Pool 2
Morning Line Odds by Mike Battaglia