Lion Heart, Master David Attract Derby Future Play
Date Posted: 2/13/2004 10:09:07 PM
Last Updated: 2/14/2004 9:09:13 PM

Caifornia-based colts Lion Heart and Master David emerged from the second day of wagering in pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager as the most fancied of 23 individual horses listed for the May 1 Derby.

The field, or all 3-year-olds not listed, remained the heavy choice of bettors, however, at odds of 3-5.

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As of 9:25 p.m. EST, Lion Heart, scheduled for his 2004 debut in the March 6 San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita, was at 14-1. Master David, winner of the Feb. 8 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita, was 15-1. Master David is reportedly being aimed at the Florida Derby (gr. I) by trainer Bobby Frankel.

Derby future morning line favorite Eurosilver (19-1), juvenile champion Action This Day (22-1) and Birdstone and Tapit (both 25-1) are also among the better backed of this year's Derby hopefuls.

Undefeated Sir Oscar, going in Saturday's Fountain of Youth (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, is the biggest overlay on the board at 80-1 from a morning line of 12-1. St Averil, established at 15-1 prior to the opening of wagering, is 60-1.

A total of $151,961 had been wagered.
Kentucky Derby Future Wager
# Odds Horse, Wagered
1 -- 22/1 Action This Day, 5352
2 -- 25/1 Birdstone, 4204
3 -- 99/1 Borrego, 1059
4 -- 70/1 Capac, 1742
5 -- 19/1 Eurosilver, 6228
6 -- 60/1 Fire Slam. 1905
7 -- 40/1 Gradepoint, 2791
8 -- 80/1 Gran Prospect, 1501
9 -- 35/1 Halfbridled, 3486
10 -- 14/1 Lion Heart, 8209
11 -- 99/1 Lucky Pulpit, 902
12 -- 15/1 Master David, 7674
13 -- 40/1 Minister Eric, 3051
14 -- 99/1 Mr. Jester, 1186
15 -- 35/1 Read The Footnotes, 3178
16 -- 30/1 Second Of June, 4104
17 -- 99/1 Shaniko, 1189
18 -- 50/1 Silver Wagon, 2491
19 -- 80/1 Sir Oscar, 1479
20 -- 60/1 St Averil, 2088
21 -- 25/1 Tapit, 4173
22 -- 50/1 The Cliff's Edge, 2408
23 -- 60/1 Tiger Hunt, 1811
24 -- 3/5 All Other 3-Year-Old, 79750
Total: 151961

In the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager, juvenile filly champion Halfbridled is favored at 3-1, with the field entry close at 4-1. Class Above, the Bob Baffert-trained filly who was at 5-2 last night, floated to 6-1.

Other leading contenders for the Oaks, according to the future wagers, are La Reina (12-1), A.P. Adventure (15-1), Ashado (18-1), Yearly Report and Lotta Kim (both 21-1) and Miss Coronado (22-1). Action in the Oaks pool remained slow, with a total of $10,454 bet.
Kentucky Oaks Future Wager
# Horse, Wagered
1 -- 15/1 A. P. Adventure, 546
2 -- 80/1 Allswellthatnswell, 106
3 -- 18/1 Ashado, 446
4 -- 80/1 Cherry Bomb , 103
5 -- 6/1 Class Above, 1240
6 -- 60/1 Eye Dazzler, 141
7 -- 45/1 Friendly Michelle, 185
8 -- 3/1 Halfbridled, 2037
9 -- 25/1 Hollywood Story, 328
10 -- 35/1 House Of Fortune, 226
11 -- 12/1 La Reina, 653
12 -- 40/1 Last Song, 203
13 -- 21/1 Lotta Kim, 388
14 -- 30/1 Madcap Escapade, 263
15 -- 22/1 Miss Coronado, 376
16 -- 80/1 Rahy Dolly, 104
17 -- 60/1 Saltwater Runner, 143
18 -- 99/1 Salty Romance, 61
19 -- 35/1 Silent Sighs, 223
20 -- 50/1 Society Selection, 148
21 -- 25/1 Victory U. S. A., 298
22 -- 50/1 Whoopi Cat, 160
23 -- 21/1 Yearly Report, 397
24 -- 4/1 All Other 3-Year-Old, 1679
Total: 10454


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