Updated on 09/17/2011 9:53AM

Derby Future Wager Pool 1 released


LOUISVILLE, Ky. - With no standout among the 23 separate betting interests, the mutuel field has been listed as the solid favorite in Pool 1 of the 2003 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which opens Thursday at racetracks and wagering outlets throughout North America.

The field, which is the 24th betting interest, was made 2-1 by Churchill linemaker Mike Battaglia and 3-1 by Daily Racing Form national handicapper Mike Watchmaker. The field includes all 3-year-olds except the 23 listed as separate interests.

Watchmaker has listed Kafwain as the 8-1 second choice, followed by Sky Mesa (12-1) and Toccet (15-1).

Pool 1 opens Thursday at noon Eastern and will be open most hours through Sunday at 6:30. Pool 2 will be offered March 13-16 and Pool 3 from April 3-6. The Future Wager is a win-only wager with a $2 minimum.

This is the fifth year that Churchill Downs has offered the Future Wager, which began in 1999. The 129th Derby will be run May 3.

Kentucky Derby future wager - 2003 pool one

NumberHorseMorning Line
1Apalachian Thunder30-1
3Badge of Silver50-1
4Domestic Disupte15-1
5Empire Maker20-1
6Funny Cide30-1
7Indy Dancer20-1
9Lion Tamer20-1
10Man Among Men30-1
11Ministers Wild Cat20-1
12Offlee Wild15-1
13Ozzie Cat50-1
14Peace Rules30-1
15Saintly Look30-1
16Seattle Hoofer50-1
17Senor Swinger20-1
19Sky Mesa8-1
20Ten Cents A Shine20-1
22Trust N Luck20-1
24All other 3 YO's2-1

Morning line odds by Mike Battaglia