Funny Cide, Ten Most Wanted, Peace Rules Square Off Sunday
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 2/27/2004 2:07:47 PM
Last Updated: 3/1/2004 12:51:44 PM
A field of eight older horses, including last year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Funny Cide, was entered Friday for Sunday's $500,000 New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans.Ten Most Wanted, the 2003 Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner, drew the outside post position under Hall of Famer Pat Day and is the 5-2 morning-line favorite for the 1 1/8-mile main track race. The son of Deputy Commander trained by Wally Dollase will carry top weight of 120 pounds.Seattle Fitz, an Argentine-bred who finished second in the Donn Handicap (gr. I), is the second choice at 7-2 in the morning line and will be ridden by John Velazquez under 115 pounds.The field, in post position order, with weight, jockey, and morning-line odds:1 -- Seattle Fitz, John Velazquez, 115, 7/2
Seattle Fitz, shown winning the Aqueduct Handicap, is the morning-line second choice for the New Orleans Handicap.
2 -- Funny Cide, Jose Santos, 118, 4/1
3 -- Spanish Empire, Eddie Martin Jr., 115, 8/1
4 -- Saint Liam, Edgar Prado, 113, 8/1
5 -- Peace Rules, Jerry Bailey, 119, 9/2
6 -- Sir Cherokee, Terry Thompson, 115, 12/1
7 -- Comic Truth, Robby Albarado, 114, 12/1
8 -- Ten Most Wanted, Pat Day, 120, 5/2
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