03/09/2007 1:00AM

Nobiz Like Showbiz holding future lead


Nobiz Like Showbiz's loss in the Fountain of Youth and Street Sense's absence from racing this year have done little to lessen support for the two colts. As of 4 p.m. Friday, the two colts were the favorites in Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

With $54,315 wagered, Nobiz Like Shobiz was a lukewarm favorite at 5-1, a week after his third-place finish as the favorite in the Fountain of Youth Stakes. Street Sense, unraced since winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Nov. 4, stood at 6-1. He is expected to return to racing within the next few weeks. The mutuel field, the "all others" alternative to the 23 separately listed interests, was third choice at 9-1.

Dreaming of Anna was a narrow 9-2 favorite over the field at 5-1 in Pool 2 of the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager. Handle was $6,228 at 4 p.m.

Wagering for the Derby pool closes Sunday at 6 p.m. Eastern, while the Oaks closes a half-hour later.