06/06/2008 11:00PM

Early odds, Brooklyn-Belmont double will-pays

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ELMONT, N.Y. - Big Brown was the 1-5 favorite as the end of advance wagering on the 140th Belmont Stakes neared Friday evening. As of 6:45 p.m. Eastern, and with only $20,285 having been reported in the ontrack win pool at Belmont Park, Big Brown was the huge choice over Casino Drive (9-2), Denis of Cork (19-1), and Tale of Ekati (20-1).

Advance wagers from offtrack sites had not yet been merged into the Belmont pool, according to the track's totalisator department, and therefore a true representation of the odds might not have been revealed yet.

Big Brown is also an overwhelming favorite in the second leg of the Brooklyn-Belmont daily double. A $2 ticket combining Friday's Brooklyn Handicap winner, Delosvientos, with Big Brown will return $12.60. Handle on the two-day wager was $275,716.

Belmont advance wagering odds

1. Big Brown, 1-5

2. Guadalcanal, 88-1

3. Macho Again, 69-1

4. Denis of Cork, 19-1

5. Casino Drive, 9-2

6. Da' Tara, 99-1

7. Tale of Ekati, 20-1

8. Anak Nakal, 87-1

9. Ready's Echo, 72-1

10. Icabad Crane, 72-1

Win pool: $20,285


Brooklyn-Belmont daily double will-pays

$2 will-pays of Delosvientos (No. 2), with:

1. Big Brown, $12.60

2. Guadalcanal, $728.00

3. Macho Again, $195.00

4. Denis of Cork, $75.50

5. Casino Drive, $54.50

6. Da' Tara, $635.00

7. Tale of Ekati, $126.00

8. Anak Nakal, $464.50

9. Ready's Echo, $302.00

10. Icabad Crane, $215.00

Daily double handle: $275,716