Saarland Slight Favorite in Early Derby Wagering

Saarland Slight Favorite in Early Derby Wagering
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With just under $252,000 wagered Friday, Saarland is the early favorite for Saturday's 128th renewal of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. The bay son of Unbridled is currently 5-1, with slightly more money wagered on him than morning-line favorite Harlan's Holiday, who is also listed at 5-1.

As of Friday night, $34,186 has been wagered on Saarland and $30,436 on Harlan's Holiday. Came Home and Perfect Drift are next at 7-1, with more wagers on the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner thus far.

In program number order, the odds and money wagered Friday are:

1 -- Johannesburg, 16-1, $16,031
2 -- Wild Horses, 50-1, $4,259
3 -- Perfect Drift, 7-1, $23,876
4 -- Lusty Latin, 18-1, $12,103
5 -- War Emblem, 18-1, $11,086
6 -- Ocean Sound, 34-1, $6,462
7 -- Request For Parole, 23-1, $9,020
8 -- Essence of Dubai, 13-1, $13,489
9 -- Medaglia d'Oro, 11-1, $16,918
10 -- Buddha, Scratched
11 -- Private Emblem, 24-1, $8,711
12 -- Castle Gandolfo, 34-1, $5,766
13 -- Proud Citizen, 17-1, $11,152
14 -- Harlan's Holiday, 5-1, $30,436
15 -- Came Home, 7-1, $26,202
16 -- Saarland, 5-1, $34,186
17 -- Danthebluegrassman, 24-1, $8,943
18 -- It'sallinthechase, 97-1, $2,361
19 -- Easy Grades, 43-1, $5,477
20 -- Blue Burner, 36-1, $5,475

Total Pool = $251,953

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