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The Friday Show Presented by Monmouth Park: Haskell Preview Day

Nikki Raker with Hot Rod Charlie before the 2021 Haskell

With the 2022 Triple Crown in the history books and no dominant leader in the 3-year-old division, racing fans begin to look ahead to important summer Grade 1 contests like the Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park on July 23 and the Runhappy Travers at Saratoga on Aug. 27.

In this week's Friday Show, Ray Paulick and bloodstock editor Joe Nevills reflect on this year's top 3-year-olds and project who could be at the top of the heap at year's end. In addition to the individual Triple Crown race winners – Rich Strike in the Kentucky Derby, Early Voting in the Preakness and Mo Donegal in the Belmont – the division includes the unbeaten Jack Christopher, a sensational winner of the G1 Woody Stephens on the Belmont Stakes undercard who is being pointed to the Haskell.

Saturday is Haskell Preview Day at the Jersey Show, with four stakes (three graded), including the G3 Salvator Mile that has lured Hot Rod Charlie, who finished in the 2021 Haskell but was disqualified for stretch interference. This will be the Doug O'Neill runner's first race since a runner-up performance to Country Grammer in the Dubai World Cup in March.

Watch this week's episode of The Friday Show below:

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