05/15/2008 11:00PM

Early Preakness odds; double will-pays

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BALTIMORE - Big Brown was a huge favorite in advance wagering for the Preakness and as the second half of the Pimlico Special-Preakness double, the two-day wager that began Friday when Student Council captured the Pimlico Special at a $16.40 mutuel.

As of 5:35 p.m. Eastern on Friday, and with $90,566 in the win pool, Big Brown was the 1-10 favorite, with $67,938 having been bet on him. He was followed in line by Gayego at 14-1, Kentucky Bear (17-1), Icabad Crane (25-1), and Riley Tucker (30-1).

As the second half of the Pimlico Special-Preakness, the $2 payoff ending with Big Brown would return $20.20. Handle was $345,902.

Early Preakness odds

1. Macho Again, 70-1

2. Tres Borrachos, 99-1

3. Icabad Crane, 25-1

4. Yankee Bravo, 35-1

5. Behindatthebar, SCR

6. Racecar Rhapsody, 50-1

7. Big Brown, 1-9

8. Kentucky Bear, 17-1

9. Stevil, 50-1

10. Riley Tucker, 30-1

11. Giant Moon, 60-1

12. Gayego, 14-1

13. Hey Byrn, 40-1

Win Pool, $90,566

$2 Pimlico Special-Preakness daily double will-pays

Student Council (No. 3) with:

1. Macho Again, $569.80

2. Tres Borrachos, 1,162.80

3. Icabad Crane, 587.60

4. Yankee Bravo, 410.20

5. Behindatthebar, SCR

6. Racecar Rhapsody, 391.20

7. Big Brown, 20.20

8. Kentucky Bear, 287.60

9. Stevil, 915.40

10. Riley Tucker, 567.40

11. Giant Moon, 544.80

12. Gayego, 235.80

13. Hey Byrn, 527.20

Daily double pool, $345,902