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Blind Luck Closing on Goldikova in Power Ranking

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 It's the calm before the storm in this week's Power Ranking with the Top 10 remaining mostly unchanged from last week.

Goldikova leads the way, with Frankel next.

Blind Luck wrestled the 3 spot from Treasure Beach, who dropped to 24th this week. Should Blind Luck win the Pacific Classic on Sunday, Goldikova's claim to the #1 spot will be in serious jeopardy. 

Animal Kingdom got a surge of support in this week before the Travers and is at #4. Can the Travers winner take the 3yo Eclipse from him? 

Havre de Grace is heading for the Woodward and this week she is in 5th.

Black Caviar follows her in 6th, with So You Think in 7th.

Cape Blanco is 8th, pointing for the Breeders' Cup Turf.

Coil sprang back into the Top 10 at 9th, and looks to move up if he is victorious in the Travers.

Tizway is the highest-ranked older dirt male, the best of a jumbled group. 

Kentucky Derby 2012 Contenders

As the summer slides into Back to School time, it's time for the 2 year olds to show what they can really do - and to start finding a favorite to follow into next spring's classics! Whether these actually make it in the gate May 5th is anyone's guess, but it's still fun to speculate.


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Tizway 10th??? off two of the best performances this year in G1's...Coil in front of him???? Cape Blanco should be higher as well off his back to back wins as well.
Comparing Blind Luck with Goldikova is like trying to compare apples with oranges, IMO. Two completely different fillies/mares, that have two very uniquely different running styles, that race primarily on two different continents, on two different surfaces entirely, and at multiple distances. With Blind Luck, although she's a filly that had run well in the past on synthetic surfaces. I think few would doubt that she's at her best on conventional dirt. And you're likely to see Blind Luck in races that are run anywhere from a 1-1/16 to 1-1/4. Goldikova is, and has been for her entire career, solely a turf mare. Who's primary, and best distance has always been a mile. Occasionally, you'll see Goldikova stray a little beyond a mile. Like she has in winning the G1 Prix D' Ispahan at 9f the last 2 seasons. And occasionally you'll see Goldikova drop down under a mile to 7f. To run in the G1 Prix De l' Foret each year at Longchamp. But 90% or better of Goldikova's racing career has been at a flat mile. I think the only real comparison that you can make between Blind Luck and Goldikova is that both are supremely talented filly/mares!! TJMO.

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