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Frankel Moves Into Top 5 In Power Ranking

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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.

Will the Dudes or the Filly find stardom in the Hollywood Gold Cup?

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:


 

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Oh my favorite.. Woodbinemile.. knows for certain the outcome of races... hooray everyone just listen to his wisdom... I to am hopeing for Frankel... but to tell people to remember there stupidity for thinking Canford Cliffs could win.. well that tell me how smart you are... Poor comment.
You may be right but as of today he hasnt faced a horse like Canford Cliffs. And He hasnt beat Goldikova so he is #3 in Europe at a mile until proven wrong.
Frankel will show you nay Sayers who the Best of the BEST is. Keep talking that Over hyped nonsense, and remember your stupidity when the season is over.
If I get a chance I may come up to Capital X.. or whatever its called.. If I do , I will be at the races..
I wish.. I am up in Fort Mcmurray working like a mad man for a living.. it sucks.. I had a nice cushy job in Edmonton and left it for dreams of Oil.. What a mistake.. I heard they might lose Northlands... Tragic.. go blow your paycheck .. might save it...
Are you still in Edmonton? I live in Spruce Grove. Im going to be at Northlands during Capital X. I havent been in a couple years I had better go support it before we lose it.
I wrote that I think Frankel will win.. it is more like hope he wins.. I do think Canford Cliffs is the favorite going in and has the best chance. I also have watched Frankels races and he is a beast... What would you pay to be at this race...??
If he does put Canford Cliffs away I will gladly consider Frankel a top 5. But Im thinking it wont happen.
Well you get one of your wishes very soon.. Frankel vs. Canford Cliffs... what do you say to a top five if he puts Canford Cliffs away? Canford Cliffs is tough... but there is something about Frankel .
Tim, I agree. You're right in every example. This horse is just over-hyped, that's all. People have a hard time knocking an undefeated horse, understandably so, but I would even put him around #20. I think his win streak will be short lived from here on out.
Frankel top 5 is a joke. At a mile Canford Ciffs most likely would beat him, At a mile 1/8 Awesome Maria and Twirling candy would beat him. And at a mile and a quarter So you think and Blind Luck would In my opinion woop Frankel. Im not saying hes not good but I would put him maybe around 10.

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