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Feb 15, 2008

Mutuel Field and Pyro finish atop Kentucky Derby Future Pool

By: SPORTS NETWORK


Louisville, KY (Sports Network) - The mutuel field and recent stakes winner Pyro finished as the top two favorites at the close of betting Sunday night for the first of three Kentucky Derby Future Wagers. The mutuel field closed as the 3-1 favorite and Pyro was 5-1 in the pool of 24 betting interests.

Pyro, runner-up in the 2007 Breeders' Cup Juvenile, won the Risen Star Stakes on Saturday at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans. Last year's champion two-year- old War Pass was third at 6-1. Pyro and War Pass were both 12-1 in the morning-line as was Court Vision. Court Vision closed at 15-1.

The mutuel field was the 5-2 favorite as set by handicapper Mike Battaglia. Risen Star runner-up Z Fortune finished at 37-1 and Crown of Thorns, winner of the Robert Lewis Stakes, was 18-1.

A total of $439,379 was wagered during the three day period.

Here is the complete field for the Future Wager:

Morning Line Final

1 Anak Nakal 20-1 33-1

2 Blackberry Road 20-1 47-1

3 Bob Black Jack 50-1 58-1

4 Colonel John 30-1 19-1

5 Court Vision 12-1 15-1

6 Cowboy Cal 20-1 26-1

7 Crown of Thorns 20-1 18-1

8 Denis of Cork 30-1 46-1

9 El Gato Malo 15-1 16-1

10 Etched 15-1 26-1

11 Georgie Boy 20-1 69-1

12 Giant Moon 20-1 51-1

13 Into Mischief 20-1 26-1

14 Majestic Warrior 15-1 18-1

15 Monba 30-1 16-1

16 Pyro 12-1 5-1

17 Signature Move 50-1 152-1

18 Smooth Air 20-1 159-1

19 Tale of Ekati 20-1 33-1

20 War Pass 12-1 6-1

21 Yankee Bravo 20-1 48-1

22 Z Fortune 20-1 37-1

23 Z Humor 15-1 45-1

24 Mutuel Field (All Others) 5-2 3-1

The second future pool will be March 6-9 and the final pool is scheduled for April 3-6.

The 134th Kentucky Derby will be run on Saturday, May 3 at Churchill Downs.



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