Saarland Derby Favorite in Early Wagering

Saarland Derby Favorite in Early Wagering
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With $34,186 wagered on him to win, Saarland emerged as the 5-1 Kentucky Derby favorite at the conclusion of advance wagering on Friday. A total of $251,953 was bet in advance wagering Friday. Harlan's Holiday, the morning-line favorite of oddsmaker Mike Battaglia, was also 5-1 but with only $30,436 wagered to win on him.

Second choice in advance wagering was Came Home, installed at 7-1 odds with $26,202 in win bets. Next was Perfect Drift, also at 7-1 with $23,876 in win bets.

The complete advance wagering odds and win wagering, in post position order:

1. Johannesburg, 11-1, $16,031
2. Wild Horses, 50-1, $4,359
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. SCRATCHED (Buddha)
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 WAGERED: $251,953

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