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2005 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Results

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Saint Liam wins the Classic
2005 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Results

Saint Liam on the outside winning the Classic over Flower Alley

In the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic Powered by Dodge, 2.40-1 favorite Saint Liam settled just off the early pace of 30.50-1 longshot Sun King, was well placed four wide down the backstretch, took up chase after the leaders rounding the turn, then drew alongside 10.00-1 shot Flower Alley at the top of the stretch, surging to the front inside the 1/8 pole, then pulling away to win by just a length in a time of 2:01.49 for the 1 1/4 mile trip on the main track. Winning jockey Jerry Bailey said, "Knowing there was 1 1/4 miles, I don't think you can expect those same kind of explosions the horses give you. It's more of a long grueling type of racing. Flower Alley is a good horse and you can't dismiss him. I felt really confident the moment I turned up the backside. At least I knew I had the horses in front of me. I was confident all around."

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