CHC, Inc. and WinStar Farm LLC’s 4-year-old Life Is Good , winner of final Saturday’s Whitney (G1) at Saratoga, has moved into second place behind the undefeated Flightline within the newest Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, whereas Joyful Saver , the Whitney runner-up, moved into the rankings for the primary time at No. 7. The Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings is a weekly ranking of the highest 10 horses in competition for the $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky, on Nov. 5.
Life Is Good, skilled by Todd Pletcher, received his third race in 4 begins this yr, and his second Grade 1 triumph of 2022, having taken the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) in January. Life Is Good rose from third place to second within the rankings with 292 factors. He trails Flightline, who leads the rankings for the seventh consecutive week with 332 votes. Owned by Hronis Racing LLC, Siena Farm LLC, Summer season Wind Equine LLC, West Level Thoroughbreds, and Woodford Racing, LLC, Flightline is scheduled to begin subsequent within the Sept. 3 TVG Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar, a Breeders’ Cup Problem Sequence: Win and You are In automated qualifier for the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Epicenter is the highest-rated 3-year-old within the rankings. Skilled by Steve Asmussen, Epicenter, winner of Saratoga‘s Jim Dandy Stakes (G2) on July 30, improved from fourth place to 3rd this week, garnering 216 votes. Nation Grammer , who received the Dubai World Cup (G1) and was just lately second within the San Diego Handicap (G2), moved up one place from sixth to fifth place. Owned by Commonwealth Thoroughbreds, LLC, WinStar Farm LLC, and Zedan Racing Stables, Inc., and skilled by Bob Baffert, Nation Grammer has 215 votes. Boat Racing, LLC, Gainesway Steady, Roadrunner Racing, and William Strauss’ 4-year-old Scorching Rod Charlie , second within the Dubai World Cup (G1), and third within the Whitney, rose one spot to fifth place with 148 votes.
Grandview Equine, Cheyenne Steady LLC, and LNJ Foxwoods 4-year-old Olympiad completed fourth within the Whitney after successful his first 5 begins this yr. Skilled by Invoice Mott, Olympiad drops from second to sixth place with 130 votes. Wertheimer and Frere’s Joyful Saver made the largest leap within the rankings this week, rising from fifteenth to seventh place after ending 2 lengths behind Life Is Good within the Whitney. The 5-year-old Joyful Saver, who completed second behind Flightline within the Hill ‘N’ Dale Metropolitan Handicap (G1) earlier than the Whitney, earned 109 votes.
Fox Hill Farms, Inc. and Siena Farm LLC’s 6-year-old gelding Royal Ship , winner of the San Diego Handicap, drops from seventh to eighth place with 86 votes.
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Gold Sq. LLC’s 3-year-old Cyberknife , winner of the TVG.com Haskell Stakes (G2) on July 23 for coach Brad Cox, slipped one spot to ninth place with 79 votes. Pletcher’s third runner within the high 10 is Whisper Hill Farm LLC’s 3-year-old Cost It . A 23-length winner of the Dwyer Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park on July 2, Cost It’s in tenth place with 37 votes.
The Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings are decided by a panel of main Thoroughbred racing media, horseplayers, and members of the Breeders’ Cup Racing Administrators/Secretaries Panel. Rankings might be introduced every week by way of Oct. 11. A listing of voting members might be discovered right here.
Within the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, every voter charges horses on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 system in descending order.
*Word—The Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings don’t have any bearing on qualification or choice into the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic.
The 2022 Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic, which might be run at 1 1/4 miles on the principle observe at Keeneland, is restricted to 14 starters. The race might be broadcast dwell on NBC.
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