05/17/2013 6:14PM

Preakness Stakes: Orb 4-5 in early betting

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Tom Keyser
Maryland bettors wagered $178,780 on the Preakness Friday, with most of that money going to Orb.

BALTIMORE - Kentucky Derby winner Orb closed as the 4-5 favorite after Friday’s early wagering for the Grade 1, $1 million Preakness Stakes, which will be run Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. There was $178,780 in the win pool, which reflects only money bet in Maryland. 

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The final odds from Friday’s advance wagering offered on the Preakness are as follows:

1. Orb 4-5
2. Goldencents 7-1
3. Titletown Five 23-1
4. Departing 11-1
5. Mylute 7-1
6. Oxbow 14-1
7. Will Take Charge 12-1
8. Govenor Charlie 11-1
9. Itsmyluckyday 9-1

Dick More than 1 year ago
Joel Rosario, is not a top 50 jockey.......
Dick More than 1 year ago
Bow down, to me now! I told you ORB, Would not be in top 3!!!!!
Justin More than 1 year ago
Tri Box 1-4-5
John Pisiona More than 1 year ago
Mylute, 2nd. Choice on the ML. Makes no sence. Charlie for second money, Orb is well groomed for today. Where are the sensible names Orb please.
Tex Renegade More than 1 year ago
Mylute at 7-1 makes perfect sense. He and Itsmyluckyday are the two fastest horses in the race after Orb, so why shouldn't he be the second or third choice in the wagering? The only reason Governor Charlie isn't 20-1 is because of the wagering public's respect for Bob Baffert. Otherwise he would be 20-1.
Brandon Layer More than 1 year ago
Departing with 11-1 by his name is very tempting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Here's how I see the race, it will be a very slow pace, orb will be looking for room at 3/4 pole, he will have to swing WIDE, and will win by a 1/2 lenght
bill More than 1 year ago
What do you think the pace will be? It seems that there are some pretty quick ones in here. Don't get D. Wayne saying TT5 is going to be 4-5 lengths off of it. Does he think this horses best chance of winning is to try and outfinish Orb.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
orb will probably go off at 2/5 or 3/5 and the bridge jumpers will SHOW up
Steve Nick More than 1 year ago
I don't think he'll drop any lower than 4/5. Pegged him at that price actually but he may hover to even money today and possibly stay there. If you can double your money on a potential super horse that's not too bad, but, then, you think about the great value you may have missed in Louisville....
Paul Aswad More than 1 year ago
YOU ARE NUTS. JOEL ROSARIO IS THE BEST JOCKEY IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW. PAUL SARATOGA
chairmanwong0 More than 1 year ago
When the good jocks go to the big day track, the bombs come out to play at the other tracks.