Racing Dudes Divisional Rankings

American Pharoah - OAKLAWN PARK - 04-11-15 - R11 - OP - Photo credit: Christine Aplin

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. Honor Code – He has limitations, but as a deep closer running at middle distances he’s been amazing.

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

Sleeper: Race Day – Has been awhile since he romped at Oaklawn, but looked like he could beat anywhere when running at the track.  Anxious to see him again.

Older Females

1. Untapable – Clearly not the same horse as last year, but this division is weak. Tried hard to put someone in front of her, and eventually I will.

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. Wedding Toast – Consistent runner took down Untapable last time out.

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

3 Year Old Males

1. American Pharoah – “American Pharoah is finally the one. American Pharoah has won the Triple Crown!”

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

3. Frosted – Would have been a Belmont winner in a good number of other runnings…just born in the same year as a freak!

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

5. Carpe Diem – He may not be quite right at this time, but he’ll get better this summer.

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

3 Year Old Female

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. Curalina – Could be the best filly in the country on dirt after that impressive Acorn win.  Now just has to prove it against the Jones filly’s.

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

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