05/16/2009 11:00PM

Rachel Alexandra 8-5 early on Preakness Day

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Kentucky Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra was favored at odds of 8-5 early on Saturday's Preakness Stakes card at Pimlico. Kentucky Derby upsetter Mine That Bird was the co-second choice at 7-1 along with Derby runner-up Pioneerof the Nile.

Next in the betting at 9-1 were Friesan Fire, 18th in the Derby for trainer Larry Jones, and Preakness new shooter Big Drama.

PREAKNESS STAKES ODDS

As of 10:40 a.m. Saturday

1. Big Drama - 9-1

2. Mine That Bird - 7-1

3. Musket Man - 15-1

4. Luv Gov - 24-1

5. Friesan Fire - 9-1

6. Terrain - 25-1

7. Papa Clem - 13-1

8. General Quarters - 16-1

9. Pioneerof the Nile - 7-1

10. Flying Private - 24-1

11. Take the Points - 15-1

12. Tone It Down - 20-1

13. Rachel Alexandra - 8-5