Breeders' Cup Classic Rankings for July 20

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Flightline, shown in the winner’s circle after dominating the Metropolitan Handicap June 11 at Belmont Park, is scheduled to make his next start in the Pacific Classic on Sept. 3. (Susie Raisher/NYRA)

Each week a panel of media members, horseplayers, and Breeders’ Cup World Championships officials release a poll tabulating their votes on the nation's top contenders for the 2022 Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic.

The rankings are determined by each voter ranking their top 10 horses with points assigned on a descending 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. The poll launched on June 28 and the final results for the latest poll are below.


Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings for July 20

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1. Flightline (22 first-place votes)

Owners: Hronis Racing, Siena Farm, Summer Wind Equine, West Point Thoroughbreds and Woodford Racing

Trainer: John Sadler

Jockey: Flavien Prat

2022 record: 1 start – 1 win – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Hill ‘n’ Dale Metropolitan Handicap, June 11 at Belmont Park

Next race: TVG Pacific Classic Stakes, Sept. 3 at Del Mar


Eclipse Sportswire

2. Olympiad (4 first-place votes)

Owners: Grandview Equine, Cheyenne Stable and LNJ Foxwoods

Trainer: Bill Mott

Jockey: Junior Alvarado

2022 record: 5 starts – 5 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Stephen Foster Stakes, July 2 at Churchill Downs

Next race: Whitney Stakes, Aug. 6 at Saratoga Race Course


Susie Raisher/NYRA

3. Life Is Good (2 first-place votes)

Owners: China Horse Club and WinStar Farm

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: Flavien Prat

2022 record: 3 starts – 2 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1stJohn A. Nerud Stakes, July 2 at Belmont Park

Next race: Whitney Stakes, Aug. 6 at Saratoga Race Course


Eclipse Sportswire

4. Country Grammer 

Owners: Commonwealth Thoroughbreds, WinStar Farm and Zedan Racing Stables

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Flavien Prat

2022 record: 2 starts – 1 win – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline, March 26 at Meydan Racecourse

Next race: TBD, possibly the San Diego Handicap, July 30 at Del Mar


Eclipse Sportswire

5. Hot Rod Charlie

Owners: Boat Racing, Gainesway Stable, Roadrunner Racing and William Strauss

Trainer: Doug O’Neill

Jockey: Mike Smith

2022 record: 3 starts – 1 win – 2 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 2nd, Salvator Mile Stakes, June 18 at Monmouth Park

Next race: Whitney Stakes, Aug. 6 at Saratoga Race Course


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6. Epicenter

Owner: Winchell Thoroughbreds

Trainer: Steve Asmussen

Jockey: Joel Rosario

2022 record: 5 starts – 2 wins – 3 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 2nd, Preakness Stakes, May 21 at Pimlico

Next race: Jim Dandy Stakes, July 30 at Saratoga Race Course


Eclipse Sportswire

8. Jack Christopher

Owners: Jim Bakke, Gerald Isbister, Coolmore Stud and Peter Brant

Trainer: Chad Brown

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

2022 record: 2 starts – 2 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Woody Stephens Stakes Presented by Mohegan Sun, June 11 at Belmont Park

Next race: TVG.com Haskell Stakes, July 23 at Monmouth Park


Susie Raisher/NYRA

8. Early Voting

Owner: Klaravich Stables

Trainer: Chad Brown

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

2022 record: 3 starts – 2 wins – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Preakness Stakes, May 21 at Pimlico

Next race: Jim Dandy Stakes, July 30 at Saratoga Race Course


Eclipse Sportswire

9. Americanrevolution 

Owners: China Horse Club and WinStar Farm

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: Luis Saez

2022 record: 2 starts – 0 wins – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 2nd, Stephen Foster Stakes, July 2 at Churchill Downs

Next race: TBD, possibly the Whitney Stakes, Aug. 6 at Saratoga Race Course


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10. Zandon 

Owner: Jeff Drown

Trainer: Chad Brown

Jockey: Flavien Prat

2022 record: 3 starts – 1 win – 0 seconds – 2 thirds

Last race: 3rd, Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, May 7 at Churchill Downs

Next race: Jim Dandy Stakes, July 30 at Saratoga Race Course

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