Preservationist Enters Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings
Centennial Farms' 6-year-old Preservationist (247 votes), runaway winner of Saturday's Suburban Stakes (Gr.2) at Belmont Park, has jumped to No. 3 in the latest Breeders' Cup Classic Rankings poll, while Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman's 4-year-old McKinzie (247 votes) retains the No. 1 position, followed by Godolphin's 5-year-old two-time Dubai World Cup (Gr.1) winner Thunder Snow (IRE) (212 votes) in second place.
harles Fipke's 6-year-old homebred Seeking the Soul (146 votes), winner of the Stephen Foster (Gr.2) and Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable's 4-year-old Gold Cup at Santa Anita (Gr.1) winner Vino Rosso (146 votes), are tied in fourth place.
Hronis Racing's 6-year-old Santa Anita Handicap (Gr.1) winner Gift Box (96 votes) is in seventh place, followed by Fox Hill Farms' 3-year-old Omaha Beach (70 votes), winner of the Arkansas Derby (Gr.1).
Salomon Del Valle's 5-year-old Gunnevera (50 votes), runner-up in last year's Breeders' Cup Classic (Gr.1), is tied in ninth place with Hronis Racing's 5-year-old Catalina Cruiser (50 votes). Both Gift Box and Catalina Cruiser are trained by John Sadler.