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2004 Kentucky Derby and Oaks Future Wager
Pool Three

Wagering is closed now for Pool Three, the final pool of this year's Kentucky Derby Future Wager. Total wagering for Pool Two was $386,244 for the Derby and $45,635 for the Oaks. Free past performances are available online free from BRIS for both the Derby and Oaks pools. Full rules and info for the wagers are available here.

The field remained the favorite for the Derby once again after no horses who were individual betting interests won any of the weekend preps. Eurosilver dropping out due to injury didn't help either. The mutuel field has been favored in Pool 1 in each of the Future Wager's six years, but odds on that wagering interest had traditionally climbed by Pool 3 as major contenders asserted themselves in Derby prep races. But this year's preps have produced a parade of longshots and unpredictable finishes, which have left the Derby scene without a dominant contender and sent fans scrambling to "all others" in the Future Wager. The unlikely top choice among the individual horses is Smarty Jones at 10-1, who has yet to win a race against major competition!

The Oaks picture is a bit clearer with Halfbridled still the favorite at 4-1 despite her missing the Ashland Stakes due to tieing up after a workout. Madcap Escapade came up the 7-1 second choice after her impressive win in the Ashland over Ashado who is also 7-1 but with slightly less bet on her. Silent Sighs checked in third at 9-1 while the field was still popular at 10-1.

Here are the betting numbers, opening, and closing odds for Pool Three with the final odds from Pool One and Two if they were included along with a list of horses dropped for this pool.

2004 Kentucky Derby Future Wager
Official Field - Pool Three
#NameM/L OddsPool 1
Final Odds
Pool 2
Final Odds
Pool 3
Final Odds
  1Action This Day 20-114-116-116-1
  6Friend's Lake20-155-176-122-1
  9Lion Heart10-114-116-116-1
10Master David12-119-118-112-1
11Minister Eric50-132-152-125-1
13Quintons Gold Rush30-158-150-170-1
14Read The Footnotes20-114-120-117-1
15Rock Hard Ten20-1-18-114-1
16Sinister G.30-1-40-160-1
17Smarty Jones12-1-40-110-1
18Song of the Sword12-1-40-170-1
19St. Averil10-125-115-125-1
21The Cliff's Edge15-128-116-116-1
22Value Plus15-1-27-125-1
24All Other 3 YO's20-19-54-16-1
Horses Removed for Pools Two and Three
 Fire Slam-55-176-1-
 Gran Prospect-76-1--
 Halfbridled (f)-22-135-1-
 Lucky Pulpit-78-1--
 Mr. Jester-58-150-1-
 Redskin Warrior--40-1-
 Second of June-suspended--
 Silver Wagon-46-1--
 Sir Oscar-82-1--
 Tiger Hunt-34-1--
 (f) - filly;     M/L = morning line

2004 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager
Official Field - Pool Three
#NameM/L OddsPool 1
Final Odds
Pool 2
Final Odds
Pool 3
Final Odds
  1A.P. Adventure12-19-112-111-1
  3Bohemian Lady20-115-156-160-1
  4Class Above30-115-156-135-1
  6Elusive Diva50-115-156-160-1
  7Ender's Sister20-1-61-145-1
  8Galloping Gal50-1-44-150-1
10Hollywood Story30-114-134-123-1
11House of Fortune30-167-127-120-1
12Irish Melody50-115-156-130-1
13Island Sand50-115-156-125-1
14La Reina15-119-115-121-1
15Last Song15-139-122-119-1
16Madcap Escapade4-17-15-17-1
17Miss Coronado30-124-132-125-1
18Shadow Cast50-1-96-160-1
19Silent Sighs10-141-19-19-1
20Stellar Jayne50-1-43-160-1
21Victory U.S.A.30-131-130-125-1
22Wildwood Flower50-115-156-170-1
23Yearly Report15-122-114-125-1
24All Other 3 YO Fillies20-15-19-110-1
Horses Removed for Pool Two
 Cherry Bomb-39-1--
 Eye Dazzler-39-1--
 Friendly Michelle-40-138-1-
 Lotta Kim-25-1--
 Rahy Dolly-67-1--
 Rare Gift--110-1-
 Salty Romance-74-1115-1-
 Saltwater Runner-81-1--
 Society Selection-34-157-1-
 Whoopi Cat-38-1--

You may also want to participate in Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby fantasy stable contest the Road to the Roses Fantasy Challenge. The contest is open for entries now and the first race is the Fountain of Youth on February 14th.

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