Hot Rod Charlie Works For BC Classic At Del Mar

Hot Rod Charlie, a leading contender for the $6 million Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif., this Saturday, worked seven furlongs at the seaside track Saturday in 1:26.80 under regular rider Flavien Prat.

“He had a good work and cooled out well,” said Santa Anita’s overwhelming leading trainer, Doug O’Neill, speaking by phone from Del Mar. “By all accounts, Flavien was happy as well so we’re one day closer.

“We just have to keep him injury-free and we’re heading the right way.”

As to the remarkable success Team O’Neill has enjoyed at Santa Anita Park’s 16-day meet, Doug said, “The races have come up right and we’ve had some really tremendous rides.

“The game goes in cycles and right now we’re in a pretty good cycle, so we’re grateful and optimistic it will keep going.”

O’Neill won two more races at the Arcadia, Calif., track Saturday, and going into today’s final program, holds a 19-10 lead over runner-up Peter Miller with a winning average of 26 percent.

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