09/28/2004 11:00PM

Pleasantly Perfect deal set

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Pleasantly Perfect, who is pointing toward a defense of his 2003 Breeders' Cup Classic title, will stand at the Farish family's Lane's End Farm in Versailles, Ky., beginning in 2005.

The farm announced the stud deal Wednesday.

A 6-year-old Pleasant Colony horse and the nation's top older runner, Pleasantly Perfect will stand as the property of a syndicate. His fee will be announced at a later date.

In addition to winning the 2003 Classic, Pleasantly Perfect also won the 2004 Dubai World Cup and Pacific Classic. He has purse earnings of $7,349,880.

He has won 3 of his 4 starts this year, including the Grade 2 San Antonio Handicap, the Dubai World Cup, and, in his most recent start, the Aug. 22 Pacific Classic. His sole loss came to Choctaw Nation in the Grade 2 San Diego Handicap on Aug. 10.

Pleasantly Perfect is a son of the Affirmed mare Regal State, a Group 1 winner and top juvenile filly in France in 1985.

Bred by Clovelly Farms, Pleasantly Perfect sold for $725,000 as a Keeneland September yearling in 1999. The buyer was Gerald Ford's Diamond A Racing, which campaigns him.