Even-money Bernardini faces Classic challenge

November 04, 2006|By Sandra McKee | Sandra McKee,Sun reporter

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Trainer Tom Albertrani leaned on the inside of a chain-link fence at his Churchill Downs barn while his superstar horse Bernardini received a bath behind him.

"I thought when we left Baltimore after the Preakness that he would win the Travers," Albertrani said. "But I never imagined he would come to the Breeders' Cup as the favorite horse in the Classic."

Breeders' Cup Today, Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky., ESPN, noon

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