morning line

noun

Definition of morning line

: a bookmaker's list of entries for a race meet and the probable odds on each that is printed or posted before the betting begins

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Justify remains the favorite at 1-2, just like his morning line odds. John Cherwa, latimes.com, "Preakness Stakes odds with less than five hours to go," 19 May 2018 Unbeaten and largely untested, Justify was easily justified as the 3-1 morning line favorite following Tuesday’s post position draw. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Justify benefits from Bob Baffert's buzz ahead of Kentucky Derby 2018," 1 May 2018 The 2-1 morning line favorite is Tinabud, who ran second in the California Oaks three starts ago but has finished second in a duo of allowance races since then. John Cherwa, latimes.com, "Racing! Magnum Moon wins, but drops in Jon White’s Kentucky Derby poll," 20 Apr. 2018 Mendelssohn, who recently won the UAE Derby, has a morning line favorite at 5–1 and will start at the No. Charlotte Carroll, SI.com, "Get to Know Mendelssohn: The Horse Favored to Win the 2018 Kentucky Derby," 5 May 2018 The 5-year-old mare, who is the 6-5 morning line favorite, may have a more difficult path this year if vindication is the goal. Tim Dwyer, Sun-Sentinel.com, "X Y Jet highlights Summit of Speed card," 29 June 2018 Justify was made the 1-to-2 favorite on the morning line Wednesday and could easily be bet down to something like 1-to-5 on race day. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "Why it's impossible to pick against Derby winner Justify in the Preakness," 16 May 2018 Florida Derby winner Audible and UAE Derby winner Mendelssohn also might be in front of Magnum Moon in the odds when the morning line is released and when the horses go off in one week. Mark Inabinett, AL.com, "Kentucky Derby: When is the 2018 Run for the Roses?," 28 Apr. 2018 Kentucky Derby champion Justify will start from the seventh post as a 1-2 favorite in the morning line for Saturday’s 143rd Preakness at Pimlico Race Course. Childs Walker, baltimoresun.com, "Derby champ Justify to start Preakness from the No. 7 post as 1-2 favorite," 16 May 2018

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circa 1935, in the meaning defined above

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