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Kentucky Derby and Horse Racing at The Downey Profile®

Hansen Closes Day One As 2-1 Favorite

3/31/2012

Day one of betting in Churchill Downs’ third and final Kentucky Derby Future Wager showed strong support for Hansen as the 2-1 favorite among the pool’s 24 wagering interests.
 
Early evening betting action drove down the odds on the gray son of Tapit, who's expected to make his next start in the Toyota Blue Grass on April 14.
 
Union Rags was a 9-2 risk when betting closed Friday evening, with the mutuel field, or “All Others,” in the third spot at 6-1.

Other relatively well-supported horses include San Felipe  winner Creative Cause (12-1), Kentucky Jockey Club winner Gemologist (13-1), Florida Derby hope El Padrino (24-1) and Rebel runner-up Optimizer (24-1).
 
Bettors  wagered $83,488 on Friday, a total that included $18,732 in exacta betting.
 
Kentucky Derby Future betting will resume on Saturday at noon (all times Eastern) and the pool will conclude on Sunday, April 1 at special closing time of 6:30 p.m.  The Derby pools normally close at 6:00 p.m., but wagering in the pool will be extended by 30 minutes to allow fans to consider the results of the Louisiana Derby, which has a scheduled Sunday post time of 5:55 p.m.

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