08/28/2007 11:00PM

31-1 shot pays $0 to show


When Special West finished second at 31-1 in the final race Monday night at Columbus he, unbelievably, had no money wagered on him to show.

El Cyclone, the 5-2 favorite in the field of nine, won the race and returned $7.20 to win, $7 to place, and $5.60 to show. Special West paid $83.20 and $0. Third-place finisher Poor Davey paid $6.40.

Because no money was wagered to show on Special West, El Cyclone and Poor Davey split the entire show pool. The portable toteboard at Columbus, which is mounted on a semi trailer, shows only win odds and not pool totals.

The race capped off a forgettable night at Columbus, as the combined total handle reached only $42,518, the lowest total here since 1998.

* The race for the jockey title here remains a seesaw battle as the 24-day meet enters its final two weekends. Armando Martinez closed out the weekend as the leading rider with 22 wins, while Yuri Yaranga has 20. A different rider has led the standings the past three weekends.

This weekend features a pair of stakes. Another Audible heads the list of a dozen nominees for Sunday's Bill Callihan Stakes and First Class Brass is the one to beat in the Labor Day Stakes for older horses.