Artwork Collector seems to be to repeat in Charles City Traditional


Art Collector winning the Charles Town Classic (G2) - Coady Photography
Artwork Collector successful the Charles City Traditional (G2) – Coady Images

Charles City Traditional (G2) — Race 12 (10:18 p.m. ET)

Artwork Collector put collectively a three-race win streak in 2021, the second of which was the Charles City Traditional (G2). Friday night on the West Virginia bullring, Artwork Collector will look to repeat within the 1 1/8-mile check, which carries a handbag of $1 million.

As was the case final season, Artwork Collector precedes the Charles City Traditional following a win at Saratoga within the restricted Alydar S. Artwork Collector gained the Aug. 4 renewal of that nine-furlong check in wire-to-wire trend by two lengths

“The Alydar was a superb comeback for him,” coach Invoice Mott stated. “It appeared like he did every thing effortlessly. He got here again out of it nicely. There’s no purpose to assume he’s not coming into the race as nicely this yr as he was final yr.”

The Alydar was Artwork Collector’s first outing since February, when he completed twelfth of 14 within the Saudi Cup (G1). Artwork Collector adopted up his Charles City Traditional win final yr with a victory over Maxfield within the Woodward (G1).

A number of Grade 1 winner Thoughts Management will try and stretch his pace after pulling off a minor upset within the Salvator Mile (G3) at Monmouth Park over odds-on favourite Scorching Rod Charlie. Thoughts Management has gained 9 stakes throughout his fruitful profession, although none have been past a mile.

Different graded winners within the lineup embrace Final Samurai, who has dropped two straight since upsetting the Oaklawn H. (G2) in April, and Officiating, who’s gained the Tom Idiot H. (G3) over six furlongs and the Prairie Meadows Cornhusker H. (G3) over 1 1/8 miles this season.

The West Virginia-bred star Muad’dib enters the Charles City Traditional undefeated from 10 begins, all however two having come towards state-bred foes.

The $500,000 Charles City Oaks (G3), for three-year-old fillies at seven furlongs, has attracted a area of 9. Notables embrace Delaware Oaks (G3) heroine Midnight Stroll, Miss Preakness (G3) winner Woman Scarlet, and the stakes-winning Divine Huntress, runner-up within the Acorn (G1) two again. The once-beaten Society may also appeal to assist after ending up the monitor within the Teaching Membership American Oaks (G1) final time following a stumble leaving the gate.


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