No favorite is emerging in Derby future wagering

March 10, 2004|By BLOOMBERG NEWS

The mutuel field is a 3-1 favorite in the second round of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, showing that no horse has captured the attention of bettors two months before the year's first Triple Crown race.

Read The Footnotes, who won the Grade I Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Feb. 14, is the second favorite at 6-1. Eurosilver, trained by three-time Triple Crown race winner Nick Zito, is third in the betting line at 8-1.

It's the fifth straight year that the mutual field was listed as the favorite in the first two rounds of the three-part future wager, where bettors try to predict the winner of U.S. horse racing's highest-profile race.

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