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When events warrant reporting or commentary, HRI Classics 2020 Report, will highlight both the significant and insignificant or, at least, interesting developments with respect to the current crop of Derby-aged runners. If you have anything to share, feel free, that’s why it’s called HRI NEWS PLUS

If you haven’t seen Chestertown’s impressive maiden win at Aqueduct in the 4th race Sunday, you might want to check it out. A son of Tapit bred in New York, he sold at auction for $2.2 million.

Owned by West Point Thoroughbreds and partners and trained by Steve Asmussen, early indications are that he will take the NOLA Road to Louisville. That’s the current plan, anyway.

Meanwhile, the highly fancied Independence Hall [Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners] is being judiciously handled by trainer Mike Trombetta following his blowout score in Aqueduct’s Remsen.

The son of Constitution, from the Cape Town mare Kalahari Cat, will make his next start Saturday at Laurel Park in the Maryland Juvenile Futurity, turning back a furlong to seven-eighths against state-bred competition.

Like we said, judiciously…

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