Lawyer Ron the Favorite at Breeder's Cup

Heads for turf trial against Street Smart and Curlin
By Max Brallier,  Newser User
Posted Oct 24, 2007 5:42 AM CDT
Lawyer Ron, jockey John Velazquez up, wins the Whitney Handicap horse race at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in this July 28, 2007 file photo. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Whitney Handicapp and Woodward Stakes winner Lawyer Ron was made the slight favorite over Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense and Preakness winner Curlin yesterday for Saturday's $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic at Monmouth Park.

"It was very difficult to separate the first three horses [but] Lawyer Ron was made the favorite because of his consistent excellence in his last three races," said the official oddsmaker.  Lawyer Ron is a 5-2 choice, and 3-year-olds Street Sense and Curlin are the co-second picks at 3-1.