Travers Stakes 2011 Odds: Stay Thirsty Is Morning-Line Favorite

Stay Thirsty, winner of the Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga Race Course earlier in the 2011 Saratoga meet, has been installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite for Saturday's 142nd running of the Midsummer Derby. Stay Thirsty got the No. 9 post position in Wednesday's post position draw.

Haskell Invitational champ Coil is the second choice in the morning line at 3-1. Coil drew the No. 7 post position. Preakness winner Shackleford is 9-2, and will be coming from the outside No. 10 post position in the 10-horse field.

Ruler On Ice, who won the the Belmont Stakes as a 24-1 longshot, is a 6-1 choice in the morning line. Ruler On Ice drew the No. 4 post position.

-- See SB Nation's horse racing website And Down The Stretch They Come for more on Travers and anything else going on in the world of horse racing.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer ML
1 Bowman's Causeway

12/1
2 Rattlesnake Bridge

8/1
3 Moonshine Mullin

20/1
4 Ruler On Ice

6/1
5 Malibu Glow

20/1
6 Raison d'Etat

10/1
7 Coil

3/1
8 J W Blue

20/1
9 Stay Thirsty

5/2
10 Shackleford

9/2

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