Funny Cide, Pleasantly Perfect, Birdstone Early Classic Favorites
Updated: Sunday, October 31, 2004 9:01 PM
Posted: Saturday, October 30, 2004 12:25 PM
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Early Dodge Classic co-favorite Funny Cide, with Robin Smullen at Lone Star Park earlier this week.
Based on the approximately $188,000 wagered at Lone Star Park Friday in advance wagering on the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, joint 9-1 favorites were Pleasantly Perfect, who won the $4-million race one year ago, 2003 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Funny Cide and this year's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Birdstone.
In post position order, the early odds are: 1 -- Ghostzapper, 5-1; 2-Freefourinternet, 41-1; 3-Azeri, 7-1; 4-Perfect Drift, 10-1; 5-Fantasticat, 46-1; 6-Roses in May, 8-1; 7-Birdstone, 9-2; 8-Personal Rush, 30-1; 9-Funny Cide, 9-2; 10-Newfoundland, 10-1; 11-Bowman's Band, 22-1; 12-Pleasantly Perfect, 9-2; 13-Dynever.
There were no scratches or jockey changes in the Breeders' Cup races, except for the midweek announcement in which In the Gold was withdrawn from the Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).
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