There was plenty of support for unbeaten champion Uncle Mo (#23) during three strong days of betting in Churchill Downs’ first Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) pool of 2011, but the final result was very familiar: the mutuel field (#24), or “All Others”, ranked as a solid favorite when betting on the three-day pool concluded early Sunday evening. 

The “All Others” betting interest was the 2-1 choice over Uncle Mo, Repole Stable’s reigning 2-year-old champion who was the 7-2 second choice when the first of three 2011 Kentucky Derby Future pools wound to a close.  The mutuel field includes all 3-year-old Thoroughbreds other than the 23 individual horses listed among Pool 1’s wagering interests.  This is the 13th year for the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which was launched in 1999, and “All Others” has been favored in the opening pool in each of those years.

Betting was brisk throughout the pool and Kentucky Derby fans wagered a near-record $592,492 in its win and exacta pools during the three-day session. The Pool 1 betting total is the second-largest single pool total in KDFW history, trailing only the $620,362 wagered during the opening pool in 2005.  The 2011 Pool 1 total includes $480,375 wagered to win and $112,117 in exacta bets.

The Kentucky Derby Future Wager provides fans with opportunities to wager on potential contenders for the 137th Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) at odds that could be much more attractive than those available on race day.  It offers win and exacta wagering, and all bets are $2 minimum wagers.  No refunds will be made on any wager made during a KDFW pool.  If it is determined during any pool that an individual horse has suffered an illness, injury or other circumstance that would prevent the betting interest from competing in Kentucky Derby, wagering on the horse will be suspended immediately.                                                                                                                                                     

            Holy Bull (GIII) winner Dialed In (#7) was the overall third choice at 8-1, while Remsen (GII) winner To Honor and Serve (#22) closed at 10-1 and unbeaten Brethren (#3), the unbeaten half-brother to 2010 Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, stood at odds of 15-1 when Pool 1 when the pool ended.

 

  


KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURE WAGER

Pool 1, Feb. 18-20, 2011

FINAL ODDS & WILL PAYS

 

#

Wagering interest

Morning

Line

 Friday,

2/18

Sat.,

2/19

FINAL

$2 Will Pay

 

1

Anthony’s Cross

30-1

65-1

55-1

45-1

$92.00

 

2

Astrology

30-1

58-1

64-1

48-1

$98.20

 

3

Brethren

15-1

18-1

18-1

15-1

$33.60

 

4

Clubhouse Ride

50-1

99-1

99-1

127-1

$256.60

 

5

Comma to the Top (g)

20-1

99-1

99-1

90-1

$183.00

 

6

Decisive Moment

50-1

99-1

99-1

186-1

$375.40

 

7

Dialed In

10-1

8-1

8-1

8-1

$18.80

 

8

Gourmet Dinner

30-1

99-1

99-1

85-1

$172.80

 

9

Indian Winter

50-1

99-1

99-1

71-1

$144.00

 

10

J P’s Gusto (r)

20-1

86-1

87-1

79-1

$160.60

 

11

Jaycito

20-1

33-1

27-1

21-1

$44.60

 

12

Machen

30-1

50-1

41-1

49-1

$100.80

 

13

Mucho Macho Man

30-1

99-1

66-1

30-1

$62.40

 

14

Rogue Romance

30-1

59-1

49-1

34-1

$70.20

 

15

Santiva

30-1

79-1

66-1

37-1

$77.20

 

16

Silver Medallion

20-1

85-1

89-1

66-1

$134.80

 

17

Soldat

20-1

29-1

21-1

18-1

$39.40

 

18

Stay Thirsty

30-1

68-1

51-1

40-1

$83.40

 

19

Sweet Ducky

50-1

99-1

88-1

79-1

$161.20

 

20

The Factor

20-1

40-1

35-1

25-1

$53.60

 

21

Tiz Blessed

30-1

99-1

84-1

79-1

$160.20

 

22

To Honor and Serve

10-1

17-1

10-1

10-1

$23.00

 

23

Uncle Mo

9-2

3-1

7-2

7-2

$9.20

 

24

Mutuel Field

(All Other 3YOs)

5-2

EVEN

6-5

2-1

$6.20