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Co-Favorites in Pool 2 of Derby Future Wager

Lookin At Lucky and Eskendereya are both 6-1 on the morning line

A dominating victory in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) has made Eskendereya the co-morning line favorite with champion Lookin At Lucky  among individual wagering interests for Pool 2 of Churchill Downs’ 2010 Kentucky Derby Future Wager. However, the mutuel field, or “all others,” will be favored again when the three-day pool opens its March 5-7 run.

The “all others” wagering interest—which includes all 3-year-olds other than the 23 individual horses in each KDFW Pool—was a strong 3-2 favorite at the conclusion of Feb. 12-14 opening pool of the Derby Future bet. The mutuel field was installed as the 7-2 favorite in the morning line odds for Pool 2, while Eskendereya and Lookin At Lucky are the co-second choices at 6-1. 
Eskendereya closed at 22-1 in Pool 1, but his status rose sharply following an 8 1/2-length victory in the Feb. 20 Fountain of Youth. The Bob Baffert-trained Lookin At Lucky, the 8-1 favored individual in Pool 1, is scheduled to make his 2010 debut in the March 13 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park.
Betting on Pool 2 is set to open at noon EST March 5 for wagering at racetracks and satellite wagering centers, along with and other on-line wagering platforms. Wagering will conclude at 6 p.m. March 7.
Eskendereya is one of six Pool 2 horses trained by Todd Pletcher. Other Pletcher trainees are Aikenite  (50-1), El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) winner Connemara (20-1), Risen Star (gr. III) winner Discreetly Mine, multiple graded stakes winner Rule, and Kentucky Jockey Club (gr. II) winner Super Saver .
There are 10 new betting interests in Pool 2 that include Robert B. Lewis (gr. II) winner Caracortado, Connemara, Hutcheson (gr. II) winner D’Funnybone, Discreetly Mine, Nextdoorneighbor, Odysseus, Radiohead, Setsuko, Sidney’s Candy, and Risen Star runner-up Tempted to Tapit.
Information on the Kentucky Derby Future Wager and real time odds are available online at
Pool 2 (March 5-7)
1.            Aikenite               50-1
2.            American Lion    30-1
3.            Buddy’s Saint      12-1
4.            Caracortado       12-1
5.            Connemara         20-1
6.            Conveyance        12-1
7.            D’Funnybone      20-1
8.            Dave in Dixie       30-1
9.            Discreetly Mine 30-1
10.         Dublin    15-1
11.         Eskendereya       6-1
12.         Jackson Bend      20-1
13.         Lookin At Lucky 6-1
14.         Nextdoorneighbor           30-1
15.         Noble’s Promise               30-1
16.         Odysseus             50-1
17.         Radiohead           20-1
18.         Rule       20-1
19.         Setsuko*             50-1
20.         Sidney’s Candy 20-1
21.         Super Saver         20-1
22.         Tempted to Tapit      50-1
23.         Vale of York        30-1
24.         All Other 3YOs 7-2