Racing Dudes Divisional Rankings

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 – A foot bruise has knocked him out of running at Royal Ascot unfortunately.  Hopefully now he returns home and runs in the states the rest 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. Noble Bird – Ran a terrific race in the Stephen Foster to hold off a fairly sharp effort from Lea.  Could be a rising star in the division.

Sleeper: Lea – Has finished behind three of the top five we have ranked, but not by much.  If he keeps firing races like that he’ll win.

Older Females

1. Beholder – Finally came back this weekend and was tremendous!  Really hoping she can stay healthy the rest of the year.

2. Untapable – Doesn’t look to be the same filly as last year, but hopefully Asmussen gets her right.

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: Frivolous – Just keeps getting better and runs really well at Churchill Downs.  Can she run well outside of that track?

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.  Pointing for a return August 8th in the Test.

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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