D' Funnybone, purchased privately one month ago by top owner Paul Pompa Jr., provided
an immediate return on the investment when he crushed his rivals in the
$150,000 Saratoga Special (gr. II) at the Spa Aug. 20.
Edgar Prado guided the Florida-bred son of D'wildcat
to a 10 1/2-length victory over a field that included seven
well-regarded 2-year-old rivals. The final time for the 6 1/2-furlong
main track test was 1:17.58 on a track labeled 'fast' in spite of
showers earlier during the program.