Triple Crown Tracker: 3-year-old stars prep for Breeders' Cup

Triple Crown Tracker: 3-year-old stars prep for Breeders' Cup
Photo: NYRA

Several of the top contenders from the 2021 Kentucky Derby are set to return in the Nov. 6 Breeders Cup Classic at Del Mar. Expected runners include Essential Quality as well as Medina Spirit and Hot Rod Charlie.

DerbyHorseLast raceNotes
  1stMedina Spirit1st, Awesome Again (G1)Pointed to Breeders' Cup Classic
  2ndMandaloun 1st, Haskell Stakes (G1), July 17 at MTHGoal is 2022 Saudi Cup
  3rdHot Rod Charlie1st, Pennsylvania Derby (G1)Probable for Breeders' Cup Classic
  4thEssential Quality1st, Travers (G1), Aug. 28 at SARProbable for Breeders' Cup Classic
  5thO Besos2nd Matt Winn (G3), May 29 at CDNo works since June 29
  6thMidnight Bourbon2nd, Pennsylvania Derby (G1)Pointed toward Clark Stakes (G1)
  7thKeepmeinmind4th, Travers (G1)Out until 2022
  8thHelium3rd, Robert Hilton MemorialWorked 5f Sept. 15 at BEL
  9thKnown AgendaBelmont StakesRetired
10thHighly MotivatedKentucky DerbyWorked 5f Aug. 8 at SAR
11thSainthood5th, Belmont Derby (G1), July 10No works since last race
12thLike the King3rd, Saranac (G3)Worked 5f Thursday at KEE
13thBourbonic5th, Pennsylvania Derby (G1)Raced Sept. 25
14thHidden StashKentucky DerbyOut until fall
15thBrooklyn Strong4th, Pegasus StakesNo works since July 3
16thSuper Stock3rd, Oklahoma Derby (G3)Worked 5f Oct. 9 at RP
17thRock Your World2nd, Shared BeliefPossible for Twilight Derby (G2)
18thDynamic One7th, Travers (G1)No works since last race
19thSoup and SandwichKentucky DerbyWorked 5f Oct. 9 at CD

For the 2021 Preakness field, several runners have had works in recent days, including Medina Spirit, Midnight Bourbon and Ram.

PreaknessHorseLast raceNotes
  1stRombauer3rd, Belmont Stakes, June 5No works since July
  2ndMidnight Bourbon2nd, Pennsylvania DerbyWorked 4f Sunday at CD
  3rdMedina Spirit1st, Shared BeliefWorked 5f Friday at SA
  4thKeepmeinmind4th, TraversSuffered from abscess in foot
  5thCrowded Trade5th in SAR allowance raceWorked 5f Friday at SAR
  6thUnbridled HonorPreaknessLast worked Aug. 8
  7thFrance Go de Ina8th, Belmont Stakes 
  8thRisk Taking4th in SAR allowance raceWorked 4f Sept. 4 at SAR
  9thConcert TourPreaknessNo works since Preakness
10thRam3nd in Harrods CreekWorked 5f Wednesday at CD

The 2021 Belmont Stakes field featured many of the same top talent as the Derby. Recent workers from the Belmont include Essential Quality, Hot Rod Charlie and Rock Your World.

BelmontHorseLast raceNotes
1stEssential Quality1st, TraversWorked 5f Saturday at CD
2ndHot Rod Charlie1st, Pennsylvania DerbyWorked 6f Saturday at SA
3rdRombauerBelmont StakesLast worked July 9 at SA
4thKnown AgendaBelmont StakesRetired
5thBourbonic5th, Pennsylvania DerbyNo works since last race
6thRock Your World2nd, Shared BeliefWorked 5f Saturday at SA
7thOvertookBelmont StakesLast worked July 5
8thFrance Go de InaBelmont StakesBack in Japan

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