Action Still Solid on 'All Others' in Derby Pool

Action Still Solid on 'All Others' in Derby Pool
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The "all others" wager remained a solid 6-5 favorite on Friday as betting in the four-day opening pool of Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby Future Wager reached its midway point.

Individual contenders First Samurai and Bluegrass Cat surged as the pool's overall betting topped $100,000.

The mutuel field, which includes all 3-year-old Thoroughbreds other than the 23 individual horses in pool 1, leads after two days of betting in the first of three 2006 KDFW pools. Total betting in the pool reached $103,720 on Friday, with $36,797 of that total placed on the mutuel field.

Hopeful (gr. I) and Champagne (gr. I) winner First Samurai emerged as the pool's 9-1 second choice after the colt had closed at odds of 13-1 on Thursday. Juvenile champion Stevie Wonderboy was next at 10-1 and Remsen (gr. II) winner Bluegrass Cat, a 22-1 shot after Thursday's opening day of Pool 1 wagering, was next at 18-1. Odds on Belmont Futurity (gr. I) and Kentucky Jockey Club (gr. II) winner Private Vow, listed at 27-1 after the pool's first day, dropped to 19-1.

Betting on KDFW Pool 1 will resume at noon (all times Eastern) on Saturday and continue through 6 p.m. (EST) on Sunday.

The 132nd running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby is May 6.

2006 KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURE WAGER POOL 1, DAY TWO
No. Horse/Odds ($ Wagered)
1. A.P. Warrior/39-1 (2,129)
2. Achilles of Troy/21-1 (3,816)
3. Barbaro/22-1 (3,744)
4. Barbican/30-1 (2,738)
5. Blazing Rate/99-1 (726)
6. Bluegrass Cat/18-1 (4,464)
7. Bob and John/28-1 (2,960)
8. Brother Derek/20-1 (4,005)
9. Cause to Believe/95-1 (899)
10. Doctor Decherd/99-1 (588)
11. First Samurai/9-1 (8,094)
12. Flashy Bull/68-1 (1,261)
13. Half Ours/39-1 (2,164)
14. Henny Hughes/29-1 (2,841)
15. High Cotton/87-1 (988)
16. Itsallboutthechase/37-1 (2,250)
17. Keyed Entry/72-1 (1,179)
18. Lawyer Ron/26-1 (3,113)
19. Point Determined/26-1 (3,206)
20. Private Vow/19-1 (4,308)
21. Sorcerer's Stone/66-1 (1,283)
22. Stevie Wonderboy/10-1 (7,390)
23. Your Tent Or Mine/30-1 (2,777)
24. All Other 3YO's/6-5 (36,797)
Total: $103,720

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