Kentucky Derby: See the odds after 1st day of Future Wager

Kentucky Derby: See the odds after 1st day of Future Wager
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With or without Mattress Mack’s money, Smile Happy still was the top individual choice among early bettors in Pool 2 of the pari-mutuel Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

Check out the full list of Kentucky Derby contenders.

The colt sired by Jim McIngvale’s stallion Runhappy carried odds of 9-1 after the first day of wagering closed Friday at 10 p.m. EST. Trained by Ken McPeek, the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) winner attracted $5,380 of the $69,181 bet into the win pool in the first 10 hours it was open.

The mutuel entry comprised of “all other 3-year-olds” aside from the 23 nominated horses was the even-money favorite, pulling $26,053 into the win pool.

McIngvale waited until an hour before Pool 1 of the KDFW closed Nov. 28 to make a $10,000 bet on Smile Happy, helping to cut the colt’s final odds from 15-1 to 8-1.

Chasing Time, an allowance winner last week for trainer Steve Asmussen, was the early second choice among the individual horses in Pool 2, attracting $4,725 to put his odds at 11-1. Jack Christopher, Chad Brown’s Champagne Stakes (G1) victor who is recovering from autumn shin surgery, was next at $4,381 and 12-1.

In exacta betting, “all others” over Happy Saver was the favored pair with a potential $53.40 payoff on a winning $2 bet. The day 1 exacta handle was $15,215.

Betting in the KDFW will be open Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. EST. It may be influenced the most by Saturday’s running of the Lecomte Stakes (G3), a 10-4-2-1 points prep at Fair Grounds.

KDFW Pool 2MLFriWagers
  1. Chasing Tme20-111-1  $4,725
  2. Classic Causeway30-178-1     $721
  3. Commandperformance50-145-1  $1,226
  4. Courvoisier30-130-1  $1,832
  5. Dash Attack20-131-1  $1,747
  6. Emmanuel50-133-1  $1,648
  7. Epicenter15-134-1  $1,607
  8. Giant Game30-127-1  $1,973
  9. High Oak50-151-1  $1,077
10. Jack Christopher10-112-1  $4,381
11. Major General50-158-1     $966
12. Make It Big50-199-1     $464
13. Mo Donegal12-129-1  $1,843
14. Pappacap20-118-1  $2,943
15. Rattle N Roll30-134-1  $1,615
16. Simplification30-175-1     $747
17. Slow Down Andy15-124-1  $2,215
18. Smile Happy  8-1  9-1  $5,380
19. Tiz the Bomb20-120-1  $2,689
20. Trafalgar50-199-1     $499
21. Varatti50-152-1  $1,063
22. White Abarrio50-199-1     $274
23. Zandon12-137-1  $1,482
24. All other 2-year-olds  7-5  1-1$26,053

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