Brother Derek moves to head of class with Santa Catalina win.

Brother Derek moves to head of class with Santa Catalina win.

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Brother Derek, Field Top Picks in Derby Wager

Santa Catalina (gr. II) winner Brother Derek shot to favoritism at 10-1 among individual horses as Pool 2 of the 2006 Kentucky Derby Future Wager closed on Sunday. But the field entry of all 3-year-olds not listed in the pool was a solid overall choice of bettors at odds of 3-1.

Corinthian, who won the Fountain of Youth (gr. II) but was disqualified to third behind First Samurai and Flashy Bull, dropped to odds of 15-1, while his two rivals were 16-1 and 32-1, respectively.

Sam F. Davis winner Bluegrass Cat is next favored at 11-1. Private Vow, yet to race in 2006, is 13-1. Whirlaway winner Achilles of Troy and Holy Bull (gr. III) victor Barbaro join Corinthian at 15-1.

The third and final Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool is set for April 6-9.  The Kentucky Derby presented by Yum Brands! (gr. I) is May 6.

2006 KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURE WAGER POOL 2 – FINAL
# Horse, Odds, $2 Payout
1. Achilles of Troy, 15-1, $32.40
2. Barbaro, 15-1, $32.20
3. Barbican, SUSPENDED
4. Bluegrass Cat, 11-1, $25.00
5. Bob and John, 19-1, $40.20
6. Brother Derek, 10-1, $22.60
7. #Cause to Believe, 32-1, $66.00
8. *Corinthian, 15-1, $33.60
9. First Samurai, 16-1, $34.60
10. Flashy Bull, 32-1, $67.40
11. *Great Point, 28-1, $58.80
12. Itsallboutthechase, 95-1, $192.20
13. Keyed Entry, 21-1, $45.00
14. *Latent Heat, 51-1, $105.80
15. Lawyer Ron, 17-1, $36.40
16. *My Golden Song, 63-1, $128.40
17. *Noonmark, 97-1, $196.00
18. Point Determined, 29-1, $60.20
19. Private Vow, 13-1, $29.20
20. *Really Indian, 54-1, $111.40
21. *Steppenwolfer, 24-1, $51.80
22. *Strong Contender, 17-1, $36.40
23. *Sweetnorthernsaint, 30-1, $62.40
24. All Other 3YO's, 3-1, $8.40
TOTAL: $464,236
#Not nominated to Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown
* New wagering interest in Pool 2