01/27/2006 12:00AM

Field holds as Derby Future pick

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The mutuel field, the "all others" alternative to the 23 separately listed wagering options, continued as a decisive favorite Friday in Pool 1 of the 2006 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

As of 4:50 p.m. Eastern, and with the handle standing at $84,562, the field was the even-money favorite, followed by Stevie Wonderboy and First Samurai, both at 11-1. Real-time odds are available on kentuckyderby.com.

Final odds will be set with the close of wagering on Sunday at 6 p.m.

Meanwhile, Folklore was a lukewarm 9-2 choice in the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager, followed by the field (5-1), Wild Fit (8-1), and French Park (10-1). Handle was only $7,028.

Pool 2 for both the Derby and Oaks futures is set for March 2-5, and Pool 3 for April 6-9.