Creator, Gun Runner turn in final drills for Jim Dandy, Haskell
Belmont S. (G1) winner Creator and classic-placed Gun Runner turned in their final works at Saratoga Monday for respective starts in Saturday's Jim Dandy (G2) and Sunday's Haskell Invitational (G1).
Undefeated champion Songbird exited her win in Sunday's Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) in great shape and will stick around the Spa to await next month's Alabama (G1). Teresa Genaro was on-site for the Oaks and has more on the champ's brilliant win in the Oaks.
Long On Value entered the picture for the TwinSpires.com Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1) with an off-the-pace victory in Monday's $100,000 Lucky Coin at Saratoga.
Kellie Reilly previews the five-day Glorious Goodwood meeting in England which begins Tuesday.
Queen's Plate winner Sir Dudley Digges will face seven rivals in Tuesday's Prince of Wales at Fort Erie, middle jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown.
Paulassilverlining goes for her third consecutive graded score on Wednesday in the Honorable Miss H. (G2) at Saratoga, a six-furlong dash for fillies and mares.
Songbird tested but prevails in CCA Oaks; Beholder, Nyquist work
Undefeated champion Songbird came up against a real challenge in Sunday's Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) when facing off against Carina Mia, but turned back her rival to score by 5 1/4 lengths.
The talented and popular filly capped off a stellar weekend that also saw 2014 Kentucky Derby winner and Horse of the Year California Chrome score in his return in Saturday's San Diego H. (G2).
The worktab was full of stars as well, with both Nyquist and Beholder taking to Del Mar's track on Sunday ahead of expected starts in next weekend's Haskell Invitational (G1) and Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (G1), respectively.
Also working on Sunday were Forever Unbridled and Tom's Ready at Saratoga, while Flintshire and Lady Eli took to Belmont's turf for trainer Chad Brown one day after Dacita captured the Diana Stakes (G1).
In other news on Sunday, Rachel's Valentina was retired and Destin remains on course for Saturday's Jim Dandy Stakes (G2).
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