05/09/2013 4:32PM

Churchill Downs: Super high five pays $1,094.80 for $1


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A winning $1 super high five ticket on the ninth and last race Thursday at Churchill Downs returned $1,094.80 after more than $800,000 in new money chased a sizable carryover from Kentucky Derby Day.

The three favorites in an eight-horse field led to the relatively low payoff. The winner, C P Hath a Way, was the 6-1 third choice; she was followed by the 4-5 favorite, Starship Gambler, and the 5-2 second choice, Sabouli. The fourth horse, Here’s Fat, was 20-1, and the fifth horse, The Queen’s Hat, was 20-1.

The winning numbers were 3-9-2-8-5.

The day began with a $303,033 carryover from Derby Day, when the wager went unhit. Another $811,032 was bet into it, although Churchill originally reported more than $1.1 million in new money. However, when No. 1, Star of Kitalpha, was scratched just a few minutes before post time, a refund of $352,753 was necessitated. Star of Kitalpha was 18-1 when scratched.

The race winner, C P Hath a Way, is a 6-year-old mare who was winning for just the second time in 15 lifetime starts. Francisco Torres rode for trainer Greg Foley.

Last year on Derby Day, the super high five also failed to be hit; the carryover was $276,914. The following Thursday, another $1,051,585 was added to the pool, with each winning $1 ticket worth $4,325.

All-sources handle on the Derby super high five (with no carryover from Friday) was $374,159, with no tickets having the correct combination of 16-4-3-5-6.

Thursday was the 10th time in the last 12 years that a major carryover resulted from Derby Day.