CLEVELAND - Early wagering for Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby Pool 3 opened yesterday and will run through Saturday, March 1st until post time for the Gotham Stakes which is set to go off at 4:17pm (ET).
Favorites in the betting field are Holy Bull winner Cairo Prince at 8-1 and Top Billing who took third in the Fountain of Youth. The Mutual Field or “All Others” are horses not individually listed as the official field thus far, and is once again receiving top approval with odds listed at 6-1.
Seven new horses have been listed in Pool 3’s official field that were not listed in Pool 1 or 2. They are 2nd place Risen Star finisher Albano, Santa Anita Allowance race winner Bayern, Gulfstream Park Allowance winner Constitution, 2nd place Fountain of Youth finisher General A Rod, San Vicente winner Kobe’s Back, El Camino Real Derby winner Tamarando, and Fountain of Youth winner Wildcat Red.
Thistledown will offer the opportunity to wager, which will include win and exacta betting.
The fourth and final pool will run from March 27 – March 29. The 140th running of the Kentucky Derby will take place on May 3rd.