Updated on 05/05/2013 1:13AM

Kentucky Derby odds: Revolutionary, Goldencents co-favorites; Oaks-Derby will-pays

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Barbara D. Livingston
Princess of Sylmar's victory in the Kentucky Oaks made for a Kentucky Oaks-Kentucky Derby double with $621.40 as the lowest will-pay, using Orb in the Derby.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Louisiana Derby winner Revolutionary and Santa Anita Derby winner Goldencents were, somewhat surprisingly, the 5-1 co-choices over Florida Derby winner Orb when advance wagering closed for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby early Friday evening.

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Orb, pegged the likely favorite for the Derby at 7-2 on Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike Battaglia’s morning line, was 6-1 with nearly $600,000 wagered in the win pool on Friday. Normandy Invasion was the only other member of the 19-horse field to close at single-digit odds at 8-1. Black Onyx was scratched earlier in the day.

Perhaps the most surprising price on the board after the opening day of wagering was the 11-1 on the undefeated Verrazano.  Florida Derby runner-up Itsmyluckyday also closed at 11-1. In contrast Frac Daddy, 50-1 on Battaglia’s line, was bet down to 15-1 in the early wagering.

The Kentucky Oaks/Kentucky Derby double will-pays were all big ones following Princess of Sylmar’s shocking win in Friday’s Oaks and suggest Orb will be the post-time favorite for the Derby. The $2 Princess of Sylmar-Orb daily double payoff is the lowest on the board at $621.40, followed by Revolutionary, $790; Normandy Invasion, $742; Verrazano, $804.60; and Goldencents, $953.60.  A total of $2,538,808 was wagered in the Oaks/Derby pool.

Kentucky Derby Advance Wagering

1. Black Onyx, scratched
2. Oxbow, 25-1
3. Revolutionary, 5-1
4. Golden Soul, 31-1
5. Normandy Invasion, 8-1
6. Mylute, 14-1
7. Giant Finish, 44-1
8. Goldencents, 5-1
9. Overanalyze, 14-1
10. Palace Malice, 26-1
11. Lines of Battle, 42-1
12. Itsmyluckyday, 11-1
13. Falling Sky, 48-1
14. Verrazano, 11-1
15. Charming Kitten, 32-1
16. Orb, 6-1
17. Will Take Charge, 30-1
18. Frac Daddy, 15-1
19. Java's War, 22-1
20. Vyjack, 42-1

Oaks-Derby Double $2 Will-Pays

1. Black Onyx, scratched
2. Oxbow, $2,133.40
3. Revolutionary, $790
4. Golden Soul, $3,599.20
5. Normandy Invasion, $742
6. Mylute, $1,508.20
7. Giant Finish, $5,844
8. Goldencents, $953.60
9. Overanalyze, $1,246.80
10. Palace Malice, $1,547.60
11. Lines of Battle, $2,337.20
12. Itsmyluckyday, $983
13. Falling Sky, $6,241.40
14. Verrazano, $804.60
15. Charming Kitten, $3,617.80
16. Orb, $621.40
17. Will Take Charge, $3,088
18. Frac Daddy, $3,943.80
19. Java's War, $1,685.60
20. Vyjack, $1,313.80