Arcangelo’s Belmont Status Still Undecided

May 21, 2023

Arcangelo on his way to the winner’s circle after his brave Peter Pan score (Janet Garaguso)

NYRA Press Office

ELMONT, N.Y.— Blue Rose Farm’s Arcangelo, winner of the Grade 3 Peter Pan on May 13 at Belmont Park, is still undecided for the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on June 10 according to trainer Jena Antonucci, who said the son of Arrogate continues to thrive at Belmont after his strong head victory over Bishops Bay.

“He’s doing super and he’s happy – all good stuff,” said Antonucci.

Should Arcangelo’s connections decide to run the colt in the prestigious “Test of the Champion,” they would need to supplement him to the race for $50,000 as he is not nominated to the Triple Crown. Antonucci said she would like to see Arcangelo train a bit more before making a decision on his next start.

“We haven’t decided yet,” said Antonucci. “We’ll see how he trains up and how he breezes and we’ll make a decision. I would need to see his normal, naughty behavior.”

Antonucci added that Arcangelo typically breezes about 10 days out from his intended races.

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