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Mar 08, 2008

War Pass and Pyro top second Kentucky Derby Future Pool


Louisville, KY (Sports Network) - Eclipse Award winner War Pass is the 5-1 morning-line favorite for the second of three Kentucky Derby Future Wagers. Pyro, winner of the Risen Star Stakes, is the 6-1 second choice in the field of 24.

War Pass, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile in 2007, is coming off a commanding victory in an allowance race at Gulfstream Park and is set to run in the Tampa Bay Derby on Saturday, March 15. The colt was 6-1 at the close of betting in the first Future Pool.

Pyro is the 7-5 favorite for this Saturday's running of the $600,000 Louisiana Derby at the Fair Grounds. He was second to War Pass in last Year's Juvenile at Monmouth Park and finished at 5-1 in the first Future Wager.

The mutuel field and Fountain of Youth victor Cool Coal Man are co-third choices at 10-1.

Wagering begins Thursday at 12 p.m. (et) and continues through Sunday at 6 p.m. (et).

Here is the complete field for the Future Wager:

Morning Line

1 Blackberry Road 30-1

2 Bob Black Jack 30-1

3 Colonel John 12-1

4 Cool Coal Man 10-1

5 Court Vision 12-1

6 Denis of Cork 15-1

7 El Gato Malo 15-1

8 Elysium Fields 15-1

9 Fierce Wind 20-1

10 Gayego 20-1

11 Georgie Boy 20-1

12 Giant Moon 20-1

13 J Be K 30-1

14 Majestic Warrior 20-1

15 Monba 30-1

16 Nikkisgoldensteed 50-1

17 Pyro 6-1

18 Smooth Air 50-1

19 Tale of Ekati 30-1

20 Visionaire 30-1

21 War Pass 5-1

22 Yankee Bravo 30-1

23 Z Fortune 20-1

24 Mutuel Field (All Others) 10-1

The third 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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