Hot Rod Charlie Installed As 6-5 Favorite In Seven-Horse Haskell

Belmont Stakes runner-up Hot Rod Charlie has been installed as the 6-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, NJ. The Doug O’Neill-trained colt will exit post position four under regular rider Flavien Prat.

Kentucky Derby runner-up Mandaloun is the second choice on the morning line at 2-1 for trainer Brad Cox, and will exit post three teamed with jockey Florent Geroux.

The third choice at 3-1 is Following Sea for trainer Todd Pletcher. Joel Rosario will ship in to ride the speedy son of Runhappy.

At 9-2 on the morning line is Preakness runner-up Midnight Bourbon, trained by Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen. Monmouth regular Paco Lopez is scheduled to ride from gate six.

The full field for the Haskell, a “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, is as follows:

  1. Following Sea, Todd Pletcher, Joel Rosario, 3-1
  2. Antigravity, Jerry Hollendorfer, David Cohen, 30-1
  3. Mandaloun, Brad Cox, Florent Geroux, 2-1
  4. Hot Rod Charlie, Doug O’Neill, Flavien Prat, 6-5
  5. Pickin’ Time, Kelly Breen, Nik Juarez, 20-1
  6. Midnight Bourbon, Steve Asmussen, Paco Lopez, 9-2
  7. Basso, Gregg Sacco, Isaac Castillo, 30-1

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