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Brother Derek Heads Gr1 Kentucky Derby Betting

Friday, 7th April 2006

In the US, Brother Derek (favourite in tomorrow's Gr1 Santa Anita Derby) "has been tabbed as the 7-2 morning-line choice" in this weekend's final Future Wager pool on next month's Gr1 Kentucky Derby, reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Churchill Downs handicapper Mike Battaglia has installed Gr1 Florida Derby winner Barbaro as 5-1 2nd choice, followed by the field (all remaining non-individual choices)  6-1 & Gr3 Rebel Stakes winner Lawyer Ron at 12-1. Besides the Gr1 Santa Anita Derby, this weekend's main Kentucky Derby "prep races also include the Gr1 Wood Memorial Stakes at Aqueduct & Gr2 Illinois Derby at Hawthorne Race Course". The 24 choices in the final Kentucky Derby Future pool are: Brother Derek (7-2); Barbaro (5-1); all other 3YOs (6-1); Lawyer Ron & First Samurai (12-1); A.P.Warrior, Bluegrass Cat, Bob And John, Discreet Cat & Sacred Light (15-1); Point Determined (20-1); Cause To Believe, Deputy Glitters, Keyed Entry, My Golden Song, Private Vow, Sharp Humor, Strong Contender & Sunriver (30-1); Achilles Of Troy, Like Now, Steppenwolfer, Sweetnorthernsaint & With A City (50-1).

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