Updated on 03/02/2013 12:16PM

Kentucky Derby Future Wager: Verrazano, Super Ninety Nine listed at 10-1 for Pool 2

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Super Ninety Nine closed at 47-1 in Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager but is 10-1 on the morning line for Pool 2.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Six new horses are in the lineup of 23 separately listed wagering interests in Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which opens its customary three-day run Friday at noon Eastern.

Pool 2 comes three weeks after Pool 1 drew a combined win and exacta handle of $621,493, the second-largest single-pool total since Churchill Downs first began offering parimutuel futures in 1999 and less than $10,000 shy of the all-time record set in the first pool last year. Pool 2 coincides with the only futures pool being offered this year on the Kentucky Oaks. The Oaks and Derby are set for May 3 and 4, respectively.

The new horses for Pool 2 are Ive Struck a Nerve, Orb, Palace Malice, Shakin It Up, Titletown Five, and Treasury Bill. The displaced horses from Pool 1 are Capo Bastone, Frac Daddy, He’s Had Enough, Mylute, Violence, and Will Take Charge.

The mutuel field, the 24th or “all others” option, closed at 3-2 in Pool 1, which ran Feb. 8-10. It marked the 15th time in as many years that the field has been favored in the first pool. Verrazano closed as the 11-1 second choice.

The most notable dropout from Pool 1 is Violence, who was second to Orb as an odds-favorite Saturday in the Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park for trainer Todd Pletcher. Violence came out of the race with a career-threatening sesamoid injury. Pletcher, who had a remarkable seven wagering interests among the 23 listed for Pool 1, still has six listed in Pool 2, led by Verrazano. Besides Violence, his other dropout was Capo Bastone, who in effect was replaced by Palace Malice.

For Pool 2, the field has been made the 3-1 morning-line favorite by Churchill oddsmaker Mike Battaglia, with Verrazano and Super Ninety Nine being the co-second choices at 10-1. Four other colts are listed at 12-1 and three more at 15-1.

While the field typically closes as the favorite in Pool 2, occasionally a separately listed horse is favored, most recently Uncle Mo at 3-1 in 2011. Last year, the field closed as a narrow 3-1 favorite in Pool 2 over Union Rags (4-1).

Pool 2 typically draws the lightest handle of the three Derby pools. Last year, combined handle was $401,368; the record for a Pool 2 was $511,655, set in 2005, the same year the record was set for the three-pool aggregate handle ($1,665,990).

The only major Derby prep to be run this weekend is the Grade 3 Gotham Stakes on Saturday at Aqueduct.

Derby Pool 3 is set for March 22-24.

Kentucky Oaks: Field is 3-1 morning-line favorite

In the Kentucky Oaks futures, the field is listed as the 3-1 morning-line favorite, with Pure Fun and Unlimited Budget the lowest separate interests at 10-1 each. Three more fillies are pegged at 12-1 and five more at 15-1.

An Oaks pool was first offered in 2003. Handle last year was $92,476. The Oaks pool typically attracts 15 to 20 percent the handle in comparison to the coinciding Derby pool.

The Oaks pool closes Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Eastern, a half-hour after the Derby pool closes. The only Oaks prep scheduled for this weekend is the Grade 1 Las Virgenes on Saturday at Santa Anita.

Lineups for all future wagers are chosen by John Asher of Churchill Downs, Ed DeRosa of Brisnet, and Brad Free and Mike Watchmaker of Daily Racing Form.

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 and kentuckyoaks.com.

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Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2
(No., Horse, Pool 2 morning line, Pool 1 final odds)
1. Code West, 20-1, 56-1
2. Delhomme, 50-1, 55-1
3. Den’s Legacy, 50-1, 77-1
4. Dynamic Sky, 50-1, 54-1
5. Falling Sky, 50-1, 114-1
6. Flashback, 12-1, 12-1
7. Goldencents, 20-1, 20-1
8. Itsmyluckyday, 12-1, 13-1
9. Ive Struck a Nerve, 30-1, 3-2(f)
10. Normandy Invasion, 15-1, 15-1
11. Orb, 12-1, 3-2(f)
12. Overanalyze, 20-1, 33-1
13. Oxbow, 30-1, 26-1
14. Palace Malice, 30-1, 3-2(f)
15. Revolutionary, 12-1, 13-1
16. Shakin It Up, 15-1, 3-2(f)
17. Shanghai Bobby, 15-1, 14-1
18. Super Ninety Nine, 10-1, 47-1
19. Titletown Five, 30-1, 3-2(f)
20. Treasury Bill, 30-1, 3-2(f)
21. Uncaptured, 30-1, 40-1
22. Verrazano, 10-1, 11-1
23. Vyjack, 30-1, 49-1
24. Field (all others), 3-1, 8-5
(f) – Pool 1 field entry

Kentucky Oaks Future Wager
(No., Horse, Morning line)
1. Beholder, 15-1
2. Blue Violet, 50-1
3. Calistoga, 20-1
4. Close Hatches, 20-1
5. Dreaming of Julia, 12-1
6. Emollient, 15-1
7. Executiveprivelege, 15-1
8. Fiftyshadesofhay, 20-1
9. Flashy Gray, 15-1
10. Live Lively, 12-1
11. Midnight Lucky, 12-1
12. Princess of Sylmar, 15-1
13. Private Ensign, 30-1
14. Promise Me More, 50-1
15. Pure Fun, 10-1
16. Renee’s Titan, 20-1
17. Rose to Gold, 50-1
18. Sister Ginger, 30-1
19. So Many Ways, 30-1
20. Spellbound, 30-1
21. Spring In the Air, 50-1
22. Touch Magic, 50-1
23. Unlimited Budget, 10-1
24. Field (all others), 3-1

Brandon Stevens More than 1 year ago
I'd lay $200 on derby field @ 3-1 and feel pretty good about it this year I think. In the Oaks 10-1 might be a gift on Unlimited budget , if that horse runs another big one you may be getting 2-1 on oaks day. That being said i'll likely bet on a couple f those other big names in there I think one of them will win it, Exce,Behold, 50hay, Private, Spring, and you certainly not getting those type of odds on oaks day.
Infinity More than 1 year ago
I only care about who will run 1-5.........SUPERfecta Box $120 for Balloons.
Oz Nelson More than 1 year ago
If you have a few extra bucks play the futures,I would play as much of that as I would a lotto ticket which would be about $2.00 in spare change. Some of these trainers and owners may come to a rude awaking when the last 7 big point races are over filled and they maybe in AE status or some locals or long shots already won or place in 2 or 3 of them like Ive SRUCK A NERVE. If your looking for some good payoffs wait for the KD and play the .50cent tri boxes or the .10cent superfecta boxes which last yr paid about $750/tri and $4650./super.You might not be able to smell these horses at the KD but you will be able to see them coming to the POST. "AND THEY'RE OFF". AND RUUUUNNNNIIIINNNG
Groundhog More than 1 year ago
I'm starting to like the future exacta wager. By using the field you are almost ensured of at least one Derby runner and probably a small handful. Pick 3 bombs and box the whole thing with the field for $24.
Oz Nelson More than 1 year ago
You learn well GRASSHOPPER,I like your thinking, (or should I say Groundhog) wait till the the GOTHAM is over and see if it's sunny or do things still look shady.
george cernansky More than 1 year ago
would Johhny V ride for Shug or Todd in the Derby?
Lawrence Vaccarelli More than 1 year ago
he will take who gives him the best chance to win
mikey More than 1 year ago
Why not odds on horses to make the starting gate.
mikey More than 1 year ago
This could be the weakest bunch in years.They will run for 2 mil plus.don't think all put together are worth 2 mil.
Bau Ho More than 1 year ago
Too early to say that. What if Verrazano cruise through Belmont and become a TCW. That would make you an idiot.
mikey More than 1 year ago
He won't make the Derby.He is a brother of el padrino,where is he.Pletcheritis will strike real soon.
Thomas Cook More than 1 year ago
In betting these pools you want an improving horse with class and breeding. Not too keen on those who haven't run yet this year. I like Revolutionary, Orb, and Delhomme as a shot off a hunch. Lucky hasn't won outside Florida. He's scary though. And Flashback Bafferts best, but with Mr Greely so close in pedigree line anything past 1 1/8 is tough. Love Private Ensign.
Steven Daggett More than 1 year ago
I think Baffert is sitting on a sleeper still. Tiz The Truth. He ran a huge race 2nd time out and this I think will be Stevens Derby Horse. Just throwing it out there
Horse Cents More than 1 year ago
Biggest underlay is Super 99 at 10-1. Actually in the context of the wager itself, they all look like underlays.
Sam More than 1 year ago
except the field
Don Reed More than 1 year ago
Is it too much to ask that next to the name of the horse, that the name of the trainer be added?
Don Reed More than 1 year ago
Nice cheer-leading. After 14 years of effort, these totals are pathetic, and confirm the decade-long criticism that there are a ridiculously small number of horses offered, thereby producing midget odds - in comparison to the Vegas propositions. Not to mention the ongoing Churchill Downs management's "U.S. Post Office" way of thinking. I've Struck A Nerve wins a 2014 Derby prep race at 135-1. Congratulations if you have him covered in the first future pool. He's a member of the Field. What will that pay, 6-5?
Bau Ho More than 1 year ago
He won, but he suck.