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Dollar Bill favored in advance Derby betting


LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Dollar Bill, listed in the Churchill Downs morning-line odds at 10-1 for Saturday's 127th running of the Kentucky Derby, was the surprise 3-1 favorite at the conclusion of advance Derby betting on Friday.

Point Given, the morning-line favorite at 9-5, is currently second choice at a robust 4-1 odds.

The only other horses listed at under 10-1 currently are Balto Star (6-1), Congaree (8-1), and Millennium Wind (9-1).

The total dollar amount in the pool after Friday's betting is $430,994, or approximately 10 percent of the total expected to be bet on the Derby, so Point Given will more than likely still emerge as the race favorite by post time.