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Slow Down Andy, Zandon Join Top 10 in Classic Rankings

Woodward Stakes (G2) winner Zandon   and Awesome Again Stakes (G1) winner Slow Down Andy  surged into the top 10 in the latest Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, released Oct. 3, while Belmont Stakes (G1) and Travers Stakes (G1) winner Arcangelo  maintains the overall lead following the 12th week of voting.

The Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings are a weekly rating of the top 10 horses in contention for the $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), which will be run Nov. 4 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.

Jeff Drown’s 4-year-old Zandon, trained by Chad Brown, powered to a 4 1/2-length score in the 1 1/8-mile Woodward at Aqueduct on Sunday as the even-money favorite. Zandon improved his ranking from 11th place to sixth, registering 115 votes. The day before at Santa Anita, Reddam Racing’s Slow Down Andy was also impressive, scoring a gate-to-wire triumph in the 1 1/8-mile Awesome Again. Trained by Doug O’Neill, the 4-year-old earned 113 votes.

The top five positions remained unchanged, with 3-year-olds holding the top three positions. Blue Rose Farm’s Arcangelo leads the poll for the sixth consecutive week with 279 votes, followed by Geaux Rocket Ride  in second with 279 votes, and FanDuel Racing Pacific Classic Stakes (G1) winner Arabian Knight  in third with 259 votes.

The latest rankings and a list of voting members are available here.

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