02/28/2014 9:51AM

Kentucky Derby Future Wager: Field 6-5, Cairo Prince 13-1 after first day of Pool 3

Shigeki Kikkawa
Bayern was among three horses at 16-1 after Thursday betting into Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The mutuel field, the 24th or “all others” option, was in the familiar spot as favorite after the first full day of betting into Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which began a three-day run Thursday.

With $49,191 resting in the win pool Friday morning, the field was the 6-5 favorite, followed by Cairo Prince (13-1), Bayern (16-1), Honor Code (16-1), Top Billing (16-1), and Shared Belief (19-1). Another $13,866 had been bet in exactas.

Pool 3 coincides with the only Kentucky Oaks pool of the season. The Oaks opened with Onlyforyou as the 7-2 favorite, followed by Untapable (6-1), She’s a Tiger (8-1), Ria Antonia (10-1), Unbridled Forever (11-1), Sweet Reason (12-1), Dame Dorothy (12-1), and the field (17-1). There was $9,725 in the win pool.

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Both pools will close Saturday at post time for the Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct, which is set for 4:17 p.m. Eastern. The Gotham is the only prep race with Derby points (50 to the winner) this weekend.

The field closed as the 4-5 favorite in Pool 1, held Nov. 27-30, and the 3-2 favorite in Pool 2 (Feb. 6-8).

This is the first year Churchill has had four futures pools for the Derby. Last fall, Churchill moved Pool 1 into a preceding year for the first time. Pool 4 will be held in another four weeks, from March 27-29.

Historically, the futures pool held at this time of year (formerly Derby Pool 2 and now Pool 3) has attracted lighter handle than those preceding and following it. Handle on the comparable 2013 pool was $407,038. The record for a comparable pool is $511,655, set in 2005.

Real-time odds and exacta will-pays are available on selected monitors at tracks and wagering outlets where futures are offered, as well as on kentuckyderby.com.

Minimum wagers are $2 to win and $2 for exactas, although $1 boxes or part-wheels may be used to reach that $2 exacta minimum.

As with any parimutuel wager, odds are not locked in until the pool closes. There are no refunds.

The Oaks and Derby will be run May 2 and 3, respectively.

Daily Racing Form will be running past performances of the 23 Derby horses in all print editions through Saturday.

Joe Hall More than 1 year ago
What happened to Indianapolis?
Gerardo Helguera More than 1 year ago
Why is Shared Belief included in the field? He's not even ganna be in the Derby. Whoever bets on Shared Belief is just being hustled
Steve Brabant More than 1 year ago
With Tonalist and Commissioner both having races with a bias the field bet became that much better. Bayern gettin alot of money for a horse that has beat no one and started late...hmmm...........still getting more than 20-1 with Candy Boy with the best jock in the nation up......and who would waste money on Shared Belief at 19-1? wow...