04/03/2011 6:39PM

Kentucky Derby Future Pool 3: Late money pours in on Dialed In

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Uncle Mo was the favorite when betting into the third and final pool in the 2011 Kentucky Derby Future Wager ended Sunday, closing as the 3-1 choice to win the 137th Derby on May 7 before the final round of prep races ensue.

With $269,354 bet to win, Dialed In took heavy late action to become a solid 5-1 second choice on the strength of his impressive victory Sunday in the Florida Derby, while the 8-1 third choice was the field, the 24th or “all others” option. Then came Premier Pegasus (9-1), The Factor (10-1), To Honor and Serve (15-1), and Soldat (17-1). Another $123,556 was bet into exactas, with the lowest possible $2 combination being Uncle Mo over Dialed In (22-6), worth $36.40.

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Only one major prep, the Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park, was run this weekend before the Pool 3 odds were scheduled to be locked in Sunday at 6 p.m. Eastern. The Florida Derby was made official at about 5:52, and officials at Churchill Downs, which has offered three pools of parimutuel futures annually since 1999, decided to allow the pool to remain open until 6:05 “to give fans the little more time they need,” according to track spokesman John Asher.

The win pool stood at $223,153 when the Florida Derby field left the gate at 5:46, so more than $46,000 was wagered during the remaining time. Four separately listed horses ran in the Florida Derby, most notably Dialed In, whose odds plunged from 10-1 to 5-1 in that span. /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}

Wagering on Comma To The Top was suspended before the three-day wagering period opened Friday, leaving 22 separately listed wagering interests.

The field closed as the 2-1 favorite in Pool 1, which ran Feb. 18-20. In Pool 2, which ran March 11-13, Uncle Mo was the 3-1 choice.

The total Pool 3 handle was $392,898, sixth-highest of 13 in Futures history, meaning combined handle for the three 2011 pools was $1,361,989, fifth-highest. 

Last year, the Pool 3 and aggregate handles were $310,154 and $1,132,055, respectively, so the 2011 handles were up 26 percent and 22 percent in those categories.

Uncle Mo, the undefeated divisional champion scheduled to run Saturday in the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, is among the numerous Derby contenders with a prep race still remaining. Other major preps still left are the Santa Anita Derby on Saturday, and the Arkansas Derby and Blue Grass Stakes on April 16.

No., Horse, Pool 1 odds, Pool 2 odds, Pool 3 M/L, $2 Pool 3 will-pay)

1. Animal Kingdom, 2-1(f), 7-2(f), 31-1, $64.40

2. Anthony’s Cross, 45-1, 45-1, 43-1, $89.80

3. Astrology, 48-1, 53-1, 41-1, $84.00

4. Brethren, 15-1, 30-1, 36-1, $75.60

5. Comma To The Top, 90-1, 85-1, SCR, n/a

6. Dialed In, 8-1, 11-1, 5-1, $13.80

7. Decisive Moment, 186-1, 7-2(f), 99-1, $200.20

8. Elite Alex, 2-1(f), 31-1, 32-1, $67.00

9. Jaycito, 21-1, 16-1, 20-1, $43.60

10. Mr. Commons, 2-1(f), 7-2(f), 96-1, $195.60

11. Mucho Macho Man, 30-1, 29-1, 27-1, $56.60

12. Nehro, 2-1(f), 7-2(f), 26-1, $55.60

13. Pants On Fire, 2-1(f), 7-2(f), 44-1, $90.20

14. Premier Pegasus, 2-1(f), 7-2(f), 9-1, $21.00

15. Santiva, 37-1, 31-1, 30-1, $62.40

16. Silver Medallion, 66-1, 31-1, 41-1, $85.80

17. Soldat, 18-1, 13-1, 17-1, $36.20

18. Stay Thirsty, 40-1, 25-1, 32-1, $66.00

19. The Factor, 25-1, 32-1, 10-1, $22.80

20. To Honor and Serve, 10-1, 14-1, 15-1, $33.80

21. Twice the Appeal, 2-1(f), 7-2(f), 65-1, $133.00

22. Uncle Mo, 7-2, 3-1, 3-1, $8.20

23. Watch Me Go, 2-1(f), 7-2(f), 73-1, $149.20

24. Field (all others), 2-1, 7-2, 8-1, $19.60

(f) – denotes field entry.

 

 

 

 

 

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