This week's Top 10
A miler, a sprinter and a classic horse all top this week's Power Ranking, and they are all fillies. Only one of the top 3 is US-based.
France's Goldikova retains her strong hold at the top of the list.
Australia's Black Caviar is 2nd, the top-rated sprinter in the world. Finally, America's Girl, Havre de Grace, sits in 3rd and awaits her next start in the Delaware Handicap on July 16. These talented distaffers appear to have a stranglehold on the Top 10, but there are a few male horses with their sights set at the top. Animal Kingdom remians in the Top 10 at 4th, proving yet again that the Kentucky Derby is the most important 3 year old race. Frankel, Aga Khan's talented 3 year old miler, has moved up to 5th from his spot just out of the top 10 last week.
After his victory over '10 Arc winner Workforce in the Coral-Eclipse this weekend, So You Think roared back from 19th to 6th. Twirling Candy is America's top-ranked older male at 7th, and he could move up if he wins the Hollywood Gold Cup.
Canford Cliffs remains in 8th and could rematch with Goldi in the BC later this year. Blind Luck is 9th, and she could also make a big move back up toward the top if she wins the Hollywood Gold Cup, to which she has been nominated.
Awesome Maria breaks into the Top 10 this week at 10th.
Others In the Top 25
Rewilding, Godolphin's winner of the Prince of Wales's Stakes, jumps into the ranking at 11th.
Switch, a longtime fixture in the Top 10, has dropped down to 12th.
Gio Ponti, also a fixture earlier in the year, slid to 13 (though look for him to rebound if he pulls a 3-peat in the Man O'War this weekend).
Shackleford, Nehro and Ruler On Ice rank 17, 18 and 19, but with the injury to Animal Kingdom, any one of these talented 3-year-olds could step up to take his place.
The Top 250 Fillies & Mares of All Time will get their own in-depth article soon, but here's a peek at the final Top 10: