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How Hoppertunity's scratch is affecting Kentucky Derby odds

Mike Battaglia, creator of the morning lines for the Kentucky Derby for the last 40 years, talks about how he creates the line and what changes were made with the scratch of Hoppertunity, the second most popular choice of the wagering public heading into the race. Surprisingly, the odds for favorite California Chrome were unaffected by Hoppertunity's removal from the field, but plenty of other contenders saw their odds increase.

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