06/05/2009 11:00PM

Mine That Bird even money in early betting

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ELMONT, N.Y. - By mid-day Saturday, Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird was established as a strong favorite for the Belmont Stakes.

At 1:20 p.m., with $2.06 million in the pool, Mine That Bird was the even-money choice. He was followed in the odds by Charitable Man (5-1), Chocolate Candy (6-1), Dunkirk (6-1), Summer Bird (12-1), Flying Private (16-1), Luv Gov (20-1), Miner's Escape (21-1), Mr. Hot Stuff (22-1), and Brave Victory (27-1).