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Derby Future Wager: Favorites Drift Up As Others Attract Handle


By Dick Downey

After two days, the Kentucky Derby Future Wager has drawn $333,279 in handle, according to a tweet by Churchill Downs' own John Asher. All Others was a strong 7-5 favorite at the close on Saturday.

Todd Pletcher leads the rest of the pack with the four most-favored individual horses. He trains Verrazano (9-1), Revolutionary (10-1), Shanghai Bobby (11-1) and Violence (12-1).

The odds on all five of those wagering interests rose today as horses overlooked the first day took some action. The number of entries shown at 99-1 odds dropped from 11 to three. Den's Legacy, Falling Sky and Mylute held the dubious distinction as the longest shots on the board after day two of wagering.

Goldencents (10-1), trained by Doug O'Neill, Eddie Plesa, Jr. trainee Itsmyluckyday (21-1) and Bob Baffert's Flashback (22-1) were next in line on the odds board at Saturday's close.

Friday's wagering totalled $178,437, and the figure reported by Asher puts today's handle at $154,842. Last year's Pool 1 drew a record $631,304 over the course of three days. There were no Kentucky Derby scoring races on Saturday.

Pool 1 reopens at noon ET on Sunday at racetracks, off-track betting centers and online at TwinSpires.com and other advance deposit wagering outlets.  Wagering in the pool will conclude at 6:00 p.m. ET.

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