Arcangelo, winner of the Grade 3 Peter Pan on May 13 at Belmont Park, is still undecided for the Belmont Stakes on June 10 according to trainer Jena Antonucci, who said the son of Arrogate continues to thrive at Belmont after his strong head victory over Bishops Bay.
“He’s doing super and he’s happy, all good stuff,” said Antonucci.
If Arcangelo’s connections decide to run the colt in the prestigious test of the champion, they would need to supplement him to the race for $50,000 because he is not nominated to the Triple Crown. Antonucci said she would like to see Arcangelo train a bit more before making a decision on his next start.
“We haven’t decided yet,” Antonucci said. “We’ll see how he trains up and how he breezes and we’ll make a decision. I would need to see his normal, naughty behavior.”
Antonucci added that Arcangelo, who is owned by Blue Rose Farm, typically breezes about 10 days out from his intended races.