Euro Charline, a stakes winner at Ascot three weeks ago, soared through the stretch under a well-timed ride by Ryan Moore to upset the $750,000 Beverly D. Stakes in her U.S. debut Aug. 16 at Arlington International Racecourse.
Centennial Farms' Wicked Strong breezed a half mile in :48 ⅗ seconds over the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 8 in preparation for his expected start in the $1.25 million Travers Stakes.
Following up on a runner-up effort at Royal Ascot in June, well-traveled Sunset Glow dominated the field in the $200,000 Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar Aug. 6, leading all the way for a 3 ¼-length victory.
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.
Dual Grade 1 winner Goldencents returns to Del Mar to face recent Triple Bend winner Declassify in the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes July 26, a race the Doug O'Neill trainee finished second in last year.
Tom's Tribute became a grade I winner July 20 when he held even-money favorite Summer Front safe through the homestretch to register a 1 ¼-length victory in the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes on the Del Mar turf.
Unsuccessful in six previous tries at the Grade 1 level, Summer Front is well-positioned to break through as part of a small field in the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes, the first top-level race of the Del Mar season July 20.
The Pizza Man almost always delivers, and he did so again with a front-running half-length tally in the marathon Stars and Stripes Stakes for his first graded stakes win July 12 on the Arlington International Race Course turf.