Verrazano, All Others Vie for Favoritism
By Dick Downey
Verrazano and "All Others" are atop the leader board at 5-1 in the third and final pool of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.
Verrazano ($5,245) had a slightly total in $2 win wagers than “All Others” ($5,001), which includes all 3-year-old Thoroughbreds other than the 23 individual horses in the pool.
Friday’s total betting of $59,478 included $41,052 in win wagers and $18,426 in exacta betting. Wagering on the KDFW pool is scheduled to resume at noon ET on Saturday, March 23. Betting in the three-day pool, the last of three KDFW pools for 2013, will conclude the next day at 6:00 p.m. ET.
Verrazano and the mutuel field were the only wagering interests with single-digit odds at the end of Friday’s betting. Itsmyluckyday was the 10-1 third choice, with Hear the Ghost and Vyjack next at 12-1.
Orb closed at 17-1, while Flashback, Will Take Chargeand Normandy Invasion were 19-1.
Uncaptured, 39-1 after day 1 of Pool 3, makes his 2013 debut as a mild favorite in the Grade III Spiral at Turfway Park.
Will Take Charge leads the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” standings with 60 points.
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