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Mar 18, 2011

Uncle Mo leads the way in Kentucky Derby Future Wager

By: SPORTS NETWORK


Louisville, KY (Sports Network) - Leading three-year-old Uncle Mo has been made the favorite with the close of betting in the second Kentucky Derby Future Wager. The wagering pool began this past Friday at noon (et) and ended Sunday at 6 p.m. (et).

Uncle Mo, 2010 champion two-year-old, ended as the 3-1 favorite among the 24 betting interests. The colt opened at 7-2 in the morning-line. At Gulfstream Park on Saturday he won his first start of the year in the Timely Writer Stakes.

Owned by Mike Repole, Uncle Mo will make his last start before the Kentucky Derby in the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct on April 9.

"He came out of the race yesterday very well," said Uncle Mo's trainer Todd Pletcher. "The plan all along has been to go to the Wood; I don't think anything has changed out of that."

Finishing as the 7-2 second choice was the mutuel field which includes all three-year-olds not listed in the pool, The mutuel field opened as the 3-1 morning-line favorite.

Fountain of Youth Stakes winner Soldat, who opened as the third choice at 8-1, closed at 13-1.

Holy Bull Stakes winner Dialed In finished as the 11-1 third pick. Defeated in a recent allowance race, Dialed In was 10-1 in the morning-line.

Here is the complete list of the 24 betting interests for the second Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

Number Wagering Interest Morning line odds Final odds:

1. Anthony's Cross 30-1 45-1

2. Archarcharch 50-1 50-1

3. Astrology 50-1 53-1

4. Brethren 15-1 30-1

5. Comma to the Top 50-1 85-1

6. Dialed In 10-1 11-1

7. Elite Alex 50-1 31-1

8. Gourmet Dinner 30-1 42-1

9. J.P.'s Gusto 50-1 61-1

10. Jaycito 20-1 16-1

11. Machen 50-1 68-1

12. Mucho Macho Man 20-1 29-1

13. Rogue Romance 30-1 36-1

14. Runflatout 50-1 31-1

15. Santiva 30-1 31-1

16. Silver Medallion 50-1 31-1

17. Soldat 8-1 13-1

18. Stay Thirsty 20-1 25-1

19. Sway Away 15-1 18-1

20. Sweet Ducky 50-1 75-1

21. The Factor 10-1 32-1

22. To Honor and Serve 15-1 14-1

23. Uncle Mo 7-2 3-1

24. All Other 3YOs (field) 3-1 7-2

The third and final Future Wager will be on the first weekend of April.

The 137th Kentucky Derby will be conducted on Saturday, May 7 at Churchill Downs.



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