Following his spectacular victory within the July 30 San Diego Handicap (G2) at Del Mar, Fox Hill Farms and Siena Farm’s 6-year-old gelding Royal Ship has gone from unranked to No. 7 within the newest Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, with top-rated Flightline holding a 38-point fringe of Olympiad .
The Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings is a weekly ranking of the highest 10 horses in rivalry for the $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Keeneland Nov. 5 in Lexington.
Royal Ship, educated by Richard Mandella, got here from off the tempo within the San Diego Handicap to attain a 2 1/4-length win over 2-1 favourite Nation Grammer . A son of Bessemer Belief Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner Midshipman , Royal Ship acquired 100 votes.
Flightline, educated by John Sadler, stays on prime by means of the primary six weeks of the rankings. The Hill ‘n’ Dale Metropolitan Handicap (G1) winner has 323 votes. Owned by Hronis Racing, Siena Farm, Summer time Wind Equine, West Level Thoroughbreds, and Woodford Racing, Flightline is slated to begin subsequent Sept. 3 within the TVG Pacific Classic (G1), a Win and You are In for the Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Grandview Equine, Cheyenne Steady, and LNJ Foxwoods’ 4-year-old Olympiad is in second place with 279 votes. Undefeated in 5 begins this 12 months for coach Invoice Mott, Olympiad, Life Is Good , Scorching Rod Charlie , and Americanrevolution , are all anticipated to begin on this Saturday’s Whitney Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course, a Win and You are In for the Breeders’ Cup Classic. The Whitney shall be broadcast stay on NBC and Peacock (5 p.m. ET) as part of the Breeders’ Cup Problem Sequence: Win and You are In—offered by America’s Finest Racing.
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CHC and WinStar Farm’s 4-year-old Life Is Good, winner of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes Introduced by 1/ST BET (G1) and the John A. Nerud Stakes (G2) for coach Todd Pletcher, stays in third place with 259 votes.
Winchell Thoroughbreds’ 3-year-old Epicenter , a 1 1/2-length winner of final Saturday’s Jim Dandy Stakes (G2) at Saratoga, has jumped from sixth place to fourth this week. Epicenter (202 votes) is educated by Steve Asmussen, who saddled each Curlin and Gun Runner to victories within the Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Nation Grammer, owned by Commonwealth Thoroughbreds, WinStar Farm, and Zedan Racing Stables, and educated by Bob Baffert, drops from fourth place to fifth with 197 votes.
Boat Racing, Gainesway Steady, Roadrunner Racing, and William Strauss’ 4-year-old Scorching Rod Charlie, second within the Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1), slips one spot to sixth place with 154 votes.
Following seventh-place Royal Ship is Gold Sq.’s 3-year-old Cyberknife , winner of the TVG.com Haskell Stakes (G1) on July 23. Educated by Brad Cox, who saddled final 12 months’s Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Knicks Go, Cyberknife drops one place to eighth place with 79 votes.
The third 3-year-old within the prime 10 is Whisper Hill Farm’s Cost It . Educated by Pletcher, Cost It, a 23-length winner of the Dwyer Stakes (G3), is in ninth place with 55 votes.
CHC and WinStar Farm’s 4-year-old Americanrevolution, the third Pletcher-trained horse within the High 10, is in tenth place with 37 votes.
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