Jul 01, 2005
Funny Cide in Suburban with Bailey
By: SPORTS NETWORK
Elmont, NY (Sports Network) - Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes
winner Funny Cide will face seven rivals in Saturday's $500,000 Suburban Handicap
at Belmont Park. The 1 1/4 mile race will mark Jerry Bailey's first ride aboard the
Funny Cide finished out of the money in his two starts this year, including a fifth-place
finish in the Brooklyn Handicap, prompting his connections to make the jockey change
from Jose Santos.
Bailey won the Suburban last year with Peace Rules and previously captured this
event in 1984 with Fit To Fight.
Funny Cide, trained by Barclay Tagg for Sackatoga Stable, is 5-1 in the morning line
and will start from post five. He faded to third in last year's Suburban and has
career earnings of $3.2 million.
Four-year-old Pollard's Vision is probably the most consistent runner of those entered
in the Suburban Handicap. Trained by Todd Pletcher, Pollard's Vision has won six
of 21 lifetime starts for $1.3 million. Most recently he was second in the Pimlico
Special to the now-retired Eddington. Pollard's Vision will ridden by John Velazquez
and break from post three.
The complete field for the Suburban Handicap in post position order is
Record Buster, Runaway Russy, Pollard's Vision, Offlee Wild, Funny Cide, Evening Attire,
Tap Day and Sir Shackleton.
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