04/02/2011 8:40AM

Kentucky Derby Future Wager: Uncle Mo favored in Pool 3


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Uncle Mo, the undefeated divisional champion, attracted the most action after the first full day of betting into the third and final pool in the 2001 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which opened for the customary three-day run Friday at noon Eastern.

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With $48,772 in the win pool, Uncle Mo was the 3-1 favorite, followed closely by the mutuel field, the 24th or “all others” option, at 4-1. Then came The Factor (5-1), To Honor and Serve (8-1), Dialed In (11-1), Premier Pegasus (14-1), and Soldat (15-1). Another $17,130 was bet into exactas.

Comma to the Top was scratched before wagering opened, leaving 22 separately listed wagering interests.

Only one major prep, the Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park, will be run this weekend before the Pool 3 odds are locked in Sunday at 6 p.m. – and just barely. Post time for the Florida Derby is scheduled for 5:42 Sunday.

The Florida Derby field includes four Pool 3 horses: To Honor and Serve, Dialed In, Soldat, and Stay Thirsty. Otherwise, many of the other separately listed horses will still have one more race before the 137th Derby is run May 7 at Churchill Downs, including Uncle Mo in the April 9 Wood Memorial, The Factor in the April 16 Arkansas Derby, and Premier Pegasus in the April 9 Santa Anita Derby.

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.

Combined handle in the first two pools was $969,191. Last year, the Pool 3 and aggregate handles were $310,154 and $1,132,055, respectively.

Live odds and exacta will-pays are available on selected television monitors at tracks and wagering outlets and on kentuckyderby.com.