Belmont Derby runner-up Adelaide charged down the center of the turf course at Arlington International Racecourse and edged away to a determined victory in the $500,000 Secretariat Stakes Aug. 16 as the even-money favorite.
California Chrome is expected to return to the work tab Aug. 8 with his first official move since running fourth in the June 7 Belmont Stakes, according to connections of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner.
After a somewhat disappointing Triple Crown campaign, Wicked Strong started the second half of his sophomore season in fine style, turning the tables on Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist in the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes July 26 at Saratoga Race Course.
Hangover Kid, surging along the inside in the final furlong, produced a head-bobbing victory over odds-on Grandeur in the $200,000 Bowling Green Handicap, the 6-year-old's first graded stakes score July 12 at Belmont Park.
Second by a head to Close Hatches last time out in the June 7 Ogden Phipps Stakes at Belmont Park, multiple Grade 1 winner Princess of Sylmar seeks a rebound July 12 in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap at Delaware Park.