Pleasantly Perfect Continues to Prepare for Classic Defense

Multi-millionaire Pleasantly Perfect worked a mile in 1:38 1/5 in company with stablemate Sanfran at Santa Anita Monday in preparation for his defense of his Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) – Powered by Dodge title at Lone Star Park on Oct. 30. Regular rider Crystal Brown was in the irons for the move.

"He galloped out a mile and an eighth in 1:53," trainer Richard Mandella said. "He'll leave (for Texas) on the 25th. He'll get most of his work here (in California), but we'll probably do a little something with him when he gets there."

Pleasantly Perfect, who won the Pacific Classic (gr. I) in his last start, also won the Dubai World Cup (gr. I) and owns a career line of 17-9-3-1. Currently he ranks sixth on the all-time North American earnings list with a bankroll of $7,349,880.