Racing Dudes Divisional Rankings

Race Day - THE OAKLAWN HANDICAP 69th Running (Grade II) - 04-11-15 - R07 - OP - 101 - Photo credit: Oaklawn/Coady Photography

Older Males

1. Shared Belief – Sadly he’s out for the year with injury.  Will surely be overtaken later on even though he’s been the most brilliant of them all.

2. California Chrome – World traveler is as consistent as they come.  Let’s hope they spot him well the remainder of the year.

3. Constitution – Needs to prove he can win outside of Gulfstream, but no denying the strength of his win in the Donn.

4. Race Day – Intrigued to see where he shows up next as he ran two super races at Oaklawn Park.  Could be a rising star.

5. Main Sequence – Forget about his Dubai disaster…he’ll return to the states and be just fine.

Sleeper: Wise Dan – Hard to believe you can call him a sleeper, but nobody is talking about him right now.  Hopefully he returns to his old form.

Older Females

1. Untapable – Winner of the Apple Blossom and defending champion of the Breeders Cup Distaff deserves the top spot.

2. Beholder – Can she stay healthy?  It’s been a major problem throughout her career.

3. Don’t Tell Sophia – Don’t forget about her!  She was last seen finishing second in the Breeders Cup Distaff, and is targeting that race again.

4. Stopchargingmaria – She never is impressive, but she just keeps winning races.  No match for the top three though.

5. Gold Medal Dancer – Her win over the number one ranked horse, and her consistency lands her in this spot.

Sleeper: Judy the Beauty – Best sprinter of the bunch.

3 Year Old Males

1. American Pharoah – Obviously I don’t need to explain why.

2. Dortmund – Was undefeated coming into the Triple Crown races, and didn’t embarrass himself in either race.

3. Firing Line – Total disaster in the Preakness.  Hopefully he regroups and runs well because he’s shown a lot of talent.

4. Frosted – Laying in the weeds waiting to upset the Triple Crown bid of American Pharoah.

5. Carpe Diem – Many people are talking about his stablemate Materiality, but this guy has the better resume.

Sleeper: Upstart – Forget about the Kentucky Derby disaster.  He’ll bounce back and win some races.

3 Year Old Females

1. Lovely Maria – Kentucky Oaks winner deserves the spot for now, but I don’t think there is a large gap between her and the others.

2. I’m a Chatterbox – Owns a win over Lovely Maria, and ran very well in the Kentucky Oaks.  Might like a little shorter races in the future.

3. Lady Eli – Another solid race from her as she closed fast to win into a pace less type of race.

4. Shook Up – Rising star has finished behind the top two in the rankings a couple of times.  Could be figuring it all out at the right time for a big summer/fall.

5. Take Charge Brandi – The two year old champ is back in training, and should fit right in with this group.

Sleeper: Stellar Wind – Terrible trip in the Kentucky Oaks and still finished fourth.  Might be thinking turf for her next start.


1. Secret Circle – Awesome win in Dubai…horse is a warrior.

2. Work All Week – Defeated in his comeback effort…his first 6 furlong dirt loss.

3. Salutos Amigos – May have not won in Dubai, but was running incredible before he went over there.

4. Private Zone – When he runs his best race he’s almost impossible to beat.

5. Alsvid – Always has been classy, and now he’s running even better than ever.  Defeated Work All Week in a big way in the Aristides Stakes.

Sleeper: Wild Dude – When he brings his “A” game he’s as good as

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