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Saudi Crown Moves Into Top 10 of BC Classic Rankings

Arcangelo maintains the overall lead following the 11th week of voting.

Saudi Crown winning the Pennsylvania Derby

Saudi Crown winning the Pennsylvania Derby

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FMQ Stables' Pennsylvania Derby (G1) winner Saudi Crown has moved into the top 10 in the latest Longines Breeders' Cup Classic Rankings, while Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Arcangelo  maintains the overall lead following the 11th week of voting.

The 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.

Saudi Crown led Saturday's 1 1/8-mile Pennsylvania Derby for 3-year-olds from gate to wire over a sloppy track for his third win in five starts. Trained by Brad Cox, the gray son of Always Dreaming  rose from 17th place to eighth with 111 votes. Blue Rose Farm's Arcangelo leads the poll for the fifth consecutive week with 333 votes, registering 25 first-place votes. Fellow 3-year-olds Geaux Rocket Ride, with 276 votes, and Pacific Classic Stakes (G1) winner Arabian Knight, who earned 265 votes, are in second and third place, respectively.

C2 Racing Stable and La Milagrosa Stable's White Abarrio, who won Saratoga's Whitney Stakes (G1), is fourth with 247 votes. Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable's Forte , who was second in the Belmont and won the Jim Dandy Stakes (G2), ranks fifth with 152 votes. Godolphin's 5-year-old Proxy , runner-up in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1), maintains sixth place with 131 votes. Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable's 4-year-old Bright Future, winner of the Jockey Club Gold Cup, is seventh with 126 votes.

Following the eighth-place Saudi Crown is Ryotokuji Kenji Holdings Co.'s Ushba Tesoro. The Dubai World Cup (G1) winner is ninth with 69 votes. Mage , winner of the Kentucky Derby (G1), is 10th with 59 votes.

The complete rankings and a list of voting members can be found here.

This press release has been edited for content and style by BloodHorse Staff.