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As favorites fall, Saint Liam comes through

Updated: October 29, 2005, 9:41 PM ET
By Ed McNamara | Special to ESPN.com

ELMONT, N.Y. -- On a chilly, windswept afternoon at Belmont Park, six of the first seven favorites on Breeders' Cup day had been blown away. Would Saint Liam be next in the Classic? He was stuck out in post 13 and had had some foot problems heading into the $4.68-million finale, and although he was bet down to 2-1, there were many skeptics.

Some liked Borrego. Others preferred Flower Alley, the New Zealand-bred Starcraft or the Irish shipper Oratorio. Saint Liam erased all of the doubts ...

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