Saturday, March 31 2012
CHAMPION HANSEN FAVORED AFTER DERBY FUTURES POOL 3 OPENER
LOUISVILLE, KY (Friday, March 30, 2012) – Friday’s first of three days of betting in Churchill Downs’ final Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) of 2012 featured strong support for 2-year-old champion and Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) winner Hansen (#8), and the flashy gray winner of the Gotham Stakes (GIII) ended the day as a strong 2-1 favorite among the pool’s 24 wagering interests.
Morning Line favorite Union Rags (#22), who is also favored in Sunday’s Florida Derby (GI) at Gulfstream Park, was a solid favorite during the pool’s early hours, but early evening betting action drove down the odds of Dr. Kendall Hansen and Sky Chai Stables’ gray son of Tapit, who is expected to make his next start in the Toyota Blue Grass (GI) at Keeneland on April 14.
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