She suffered a surprising defeat over the weekend, but the faith of racing fans in Blind Luck was unshaken as trainer Jerry Hollendforfer’s filly was a start-to-finish favorite in Churchill Downs’ three-day 2010 Kentucky Derby Future Wager when the betting pool concluded Sunday evening. Blind Luck finished a fast-closing third to Crisp in Saturday’s Santa Anita Oaks (GI) over the synthetic Pro-Ride surface at Santa Anita, but remained the 4-1 fans’ choice in this year’s only pool of the 2010 Kentucky Oaks Future bet. But she had plenty of competition close on her heels from Amen Hallelujah, winner of the Davona Dale (GII) and the KOFW’s second choice at 6-1, and Christine Daae, who was the 7-1 third choice although she has yet to compete in a stakes race during her three-race career. The Mutuel Field, which included all 3-year-old fillies other than the 23 individual horses in Pool 2, also closed at 7-1. A total of $61,901 was wagered in the 2010 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager. Winning payouts in the 2010 pool will be determined by the official order of finish in the 136th running of the $500,000 Kentucky Oaks (GI), America’s premier race for 3-year-old fillies, at Churchill Downs on Friday, April 30. Despite her victory over Blind Luck in Saturday’s Santa Anita Oaks, Crisp remained a 20-1 risk when wagering on the three-day pool concluded Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. (EST), 30 minutes after the close of Pool 2 of the companion Kentucky Derby Future Wager. All Due Respect, the runner-up in the Santa Anita Oaks, saw her odds drop from 66-1 at the beginning of Sunday’s wagering to her final odds of 30-1. She Be Wild, the winner of the Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (GI) and the champion 2-year-old filly of 2009, closed at 15-1 the Oaks Future Pool. Other fillies that attracted solid support from racing fans across North America included Negligee and Biofuel, both of whom stood at odds of 19-1 at the close of Sunday’s betting. Frizette (GI) winner Devil May Care was a 21-1 risk and was followed by the D. Wayne Lukas-trained Tidal Pool at 23-1; Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies runner-up Beautician at 25-1; the Bob Baffert-trained Always A Princess at closing odds of27-1; and Jody Slew, winner of the Silverbulletday (GIII), who was a 29-1 shot. Churchill Downs’ Kentucky Oaks Future Wager provides racing fans the opportunity to place an early pari-mutuel wager on contenders for the $500,000-added Kentucky Oaks (GI), America’s premier race for 3-year-old fillies. The 1 1/8-mile Kentucky Oaks will be run on Friday, April 30 – the eve of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI). The Kentucky Oaks Future bet is a $2 minimum “win” wager. There are no scratches and no refunds in the Oaks Future Bet. Final odds on the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager and more information on the race are available at, the official Kentucky Oaks event Web Site. Oaks Future odds can be found under "Contenders" and "News."