The Duel of the Divas at Delaware certainly stamped Blind Luck
as the top filly in the US this week. She ranks number 2 in HRN's weekly Power Ranking!
The Jerry Hollendorfer trainee may turn up next in the Clement L. Hirsch at Del Mar, or the Personal Ensign at Saratoga. Either race will be a thriller.
Blind Luck still follows Goldikova, who has had a stanglehold on number 1 for an incredible 25 weeks! We won't see her again, however, until the Breeders' Cup in November. First Dude drops to 3rd, with the Pacific Classic on his radar- he's still the top-ranked male in the US. Havre de Grace, ever graceful in her nose defeat, is in 4th. Her connex say she is pointing for the Whitney next, though if NYRA doubles the Personal Ensign's purse they will take on Blind Luck once more. This rivalry keeps getting more interesting! So You Think powered back into the Top 10, at 5th, after a shocking slide last week. Animal Kingdom continues to represent the 3-year-old class in the number 6 spot - big summer 3-year-old stakes are fast approaching, can he stay at the top while at the farm on the mend? Canford Cliffs is in at number 7, awaiting his meeting with the flashy Frankel in next week's Sussex Stakes. The matchup of milers promises to be formful. Tizway hangs in with the 8th position, also pointing for the Whitney on August 6th. Teaks North is the top-rated American Turf horse, at number 9, after back-to-back victories at Monmouth. Awesome Maria finishes up the Top 10, with her sights set on the Ruffian at Saratoga at the end of the month.
Top 10 Three-Year-Old Colts
Heading into the summer vacation meets at Saratoga and Del Mar, let's look at how the 3yo male division stands.
Animal Kingdom sits at number 1. Euro star Frankel is in at number 2 - his big test versus Canford Cliffs is next Wednesday at Goodwood.
Alternation, Peter Pan stakes winner, is in at 3rd, and will start next in the Jim Dandy as a prep for the Travers. This talented colt is stealthily moving up the rankings. Number 4-ranked Shackleford, Preakness winner and Kentucky Derby pacesetter, will next make an appearance at Monmouth for the Haskell. Nehro is in a 5th, but there's no word on his next start, only that the Breeders' Cup Classic is on his radar. Belmont winner Ruler on Ice comes in at number 6, topping Uncle Mo at 7th. Uncle Mo returned to light training last week and hopes to make a start at Saratoga. Premier Pegasus hangs on in the top 10, and he too has returned to light training in California, next start unclear. Pants On Fire gets no respect in 9th place despite a good Triple Crown showing and a win in the Pegasus. He, too, is pointing for the Haskell. Dominus, surprising winner of the Dwyer, rounds out the Top 10 in the 3-year-old class. The second season is upon us, so look out for Coil to rebound, The Factor to return to action, Mucho Macho Man to step back refreshed, as well as Jaycito, Astrology and Stay Thirsty!