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Arcangelo ‘Looking To Do More’ In First Work Since Travers Victory

Arcangelo at Saratoga on July 17, 2023

Arcangelo breezed over Saratoga's main track on Tuesday morning, reports the Daily Racing Form, the first move for the 3-year-old son of Arrogate since his Grade 1 Travers Stakes win on Aug. 26. Regular exercise rider Robert Mallari was aboard for the half-mile move, completed in 47.62 seconds.

“Wasn't looking for anything eye-popping, just a maintenance get-back-into-a-routine kind of thing,” trainer Jena Antonucci told DRF. “Robert was very pleased and very happy and took hold of him a little bit earlier than he thought; horse was looking to do more.”

An emphatic 1 1/2-length winner of the 12-furlong Belmont Stakes on June 10, Arcangelo turned back a quarter mile in the Travers but still prevailed by a length over Disarm. Arcangelo also scored by a head over Bishops Bay in the Grade 3 Peter Pan in May at Belmont.

Bred in Kentucky by Don Alberto Corporation, Arcangelo was a $30,000 purchase at the 2021 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. He has now won four of his six career starts for earnings of $1,754,900.

Current plans call for the Blue Rose Farm-owned Arcangelo to work once more at Saratoga, then ship to Southern California later this month. He will have three more breezes at Santa Anita Park before the Breeders' Cup Classic.

Read more at the Daily Racing Form.

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