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Three to Watch
These summer races may help reveal the quality of this year's 3-year-olds.
Belmont-winning trainer Kelly Breen is based at New Jersey's Monmouth Park, making this 11/8-mile Grade I on July 31 a logical spot for the return of Ruler On Ice—or his stablemate, Pants On Fire, the winner of the Louisiana Derby.
Animal Kingdom's connections, trainer Graham Motion and owner Barry Irwin, might still run their colt in the Travers at Saratoga on Aug. 27. But they're considering this Aug. 13 grass race at Chicago's Arlington Park—or even the Arlington Million, also over grass, on the same day.
King's Bishop Stakes
If all goes perfectly with Uncle Mo's recovery from an inflamed liver, the juvenile champion might make his return in this seven-furlong Grade I at Saratoga on Aug. 27.