Kentucky Derby, Oaks Future Pools This Weekend (Links to Real-Time Odds)
Date Posted: 2/12/2004 9:39:43 AM
Last Updated: 2/14/2004 3:34:04 PM

The first of three future wagers conducted by Churchill Downs on the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) will be held this week. from noon eastern time on Thursday until 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Real Time Future Wager Odds

Bettors receive the odds at the close of the pool. The Oaks will be run April 30 and the Derby May 1.

A second pool will be held March 11-14 and a third April 1-4.

Each pool features 24 wagering interests, 23 horses and "all others." Since the Derby pool was begun five years ago, each year in the first pool the "field" has been favored. This year, it is in the pool's morning line, at 4-1.

Only one named horse is listed at less than 10-1 in the Derby pool's morning line, Eurosilver at 6-1.

Halfbridled, last year's unbeaten champion juvenile filly, is listed at 10-1. Trainer Richard Mandella has not committed to the Derby, but without a solid colt favorite at this point, her morning line is deserved.

Halfbridled is listed at 5-1 in the Oaks future pool, the same morning line as "all others" in the filly equivalent to the Derby.

"The Kentucky Derby picture is always very wide open at this time of year, but the early picture for Derby 130 appears cloudier than usual," said morning line oddsmaker Mike Battaglia. "There are several horses that could step forward as stars on the road to the Derby over the coming weeks, but it is difficult to imagine that the Kentucky Derby fans would do anything else than wager strongly on the mutuel field in Pool 1. They tend to focus more individual horses as those stars develop and emerge over the final two Derby Future Wager pools."

Real time odds and other information on pool 1 will be available on the Internet at www.kentuckyderby.com.

KENTUCKY DERBY
PP-HORSE MORNING LINE

1 - Action This Day 20-1
2 - Birdstone 12-1
3 - Borrego 50-1
4 - Capac 30-1
5 - Eurosilver 6-1
6 - Fire Slam 20-1
7 - Gradepoint 50-1
8 - Gran Prospect 50-1
9 - Halfbridled (f) 10-1
10 - Lion Heart 15-1
11 - Lucky Pulpit 50-1
12 - Master David 20-1
13 - Minister Eric 30-1
14 - Mr. Jester 30-1
15 - Read The Footnotes 12-1
16 - Second of June 10-1
17 - Shaniko 50-1
18 - Silver Wagon 30-1
19 - Sir Oscar 12-1
20 - St. Averil 15-1
21 - Tapit 15-1
22 - The Cliff's Edge 20-1
23 - Tiger Hunt 20-1
24 - All Other 3 YO's 4-1

KENTUCKY OAKS
PP- Filly Morning Line Odds*
1. A.P. Adventure 10-1
2. Allswellthatnswell 50-1
3. Ashado 10-1
4. Cherry Bomb 30-1
5. Class Above 20-1
6. Eye Dazzler 30-1
7. Friendly Michelle 50-1
8. Halfbridled 5-1
9. Hollywood Story 15-1
10. House of Fortune 20-1
11. La Reina 15-1
12. Last Song 30-1
13. Lotta Kim 30-1
14. Madcap Escapade 30-1
15. Miss Coronado 15-1
16. Rahy Dolly 30-1
17. Saltwater Runner 50-1
18. Salty Romance 20-1
19. Silent Sighs 15-1
20. Society Selection 15-1
21. Victory U.S.A. 15-1
22. Whoopi Cat 50-1
23. Yearly Report 12-1
24. All Other 3 YO Fillies 5-1


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