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OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Irish War Cry, the runner-up in the Belmont Stakes, is the 5-2 favorite in the $1 million Haskell Invitational for 3-year-olds.
The richest race of the season at Monmouth Park drew a field of seven for the 50th edition on Sunday.
The morning-line choice breaks from the rail with Rajiv Maragh aboard for trainer Graham Motion.
Trainer Chad Brown sends out the second and third choices in the Haskell: the undefeated Timeline, 3-1, and Practical Joke, 4-1.
Timeline, winner of Monmouth's Pegasus Stakes last month, is 4 for 4 coming into the biggest test of his career.
Javier Castellano will ride Timeline from post 3.
Practical Joke is in post 4 with Joel Rosario in the saddle.
The 1 1/8 miles Haskell is a Breeders' Cup Challenge race. The winner earns a qualifying berth in the $6 million Classic on Nov. 4 at Del Mar.
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