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Feb 13, 2009

Field set for initial Kentucky Derby Future Wager



Louisville, KY (Sports Network) - The 24 betting interests have been revealed for the first of three Kentucky Derby Future Wagers this year. The 24 includes 23 individual horses and an "all others" mutuel field slot.

The first future wager will open on Thursday, February 12 at 12 p.m. (et) and conclude on Sunday, February 15 at 6 p.m. (et). Pool two is scheduled for March 12-15 and the third and final pool will be conducted April 2-5.

Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike Battaglia has made "all others" the 5-2 morning-line favorite for the future wager. The mutuel field has been favored in the opening pool in each of the first 10 years of the Derby Future bet.

The 10-1 second choices among the 23 horses are Old Fashioned and Capt. Candyman Can. Old Fashioned is the expected favorite in the President's Day running of the Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park. Capt. Candyman Can began his three-year-old campaign by winning the Hutcheson Stakes last month at Gulfstream Park.

Breeders' Cup Juvenile champ Midshipman leads a group at 12-1. This group includes Risen Star Stakes winner Friesan Fire, Eclipse Award winner Stardom Bound, This Ones for Phil, Robert B. Lewis Stakes winner Pioneerof the Nile and Vineyard Haven. Stardom Bound, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Filly, is the lone filly among the betting interests.

Here is the complete list of available betting interests for the first Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

Number Wagering Interest Morning line odds

1 Beethoven 15-1

2 Big Drama 30-1

3 Capt. Candyman Can (g) 10-1

4 Chocolate Candy 50-1

5 Flying Pegasus 30-1

6 Friesan Fire 12-1

7 Giant Oak 15-1

8 Haynesfield 50-1

9 Hello Broadway 50-1

10 I Want Revenge 50-1

11 Midshipman 12-1

12 Notonthesamepage 30-1

13 Old Fashioned 10-1

14 Papa Clem 20-1

15 Patena 20-1

16 Pioneerof the Nile 12-1

17 Silver City 50-1

18 Stardom Bound (f) 12-1

19 Taqarub 30-1

20 The Pamplemousse 30-1

21 This Ones For Phil (g)* 12-1

22 Vineyard Haven 12-1

23 West Side Bernie 50-1

24 Mutuel Field 5-2

(f) - filly (g) - gelding * - Not nominated to Triple Crown

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