Racing Dudes Divisional Rankings 5/10/16

California Chrome training in Dubai - Photo Credit: Melanie Martines
Melanie Martines

Older Males

1. California Chrome – Easy choice here as he rolled home in Dubai showing he’s better than ever.

2. Effinex – Got over his case of hives and dominated his rivals in the Oaklawn Handicap.

3. Mshawish – Admirable effort in Dubai, and lets not forget this horse won the Donn Handicap before going over there.  Really solid horse.

4. Frosted – Flopped in the World Cup, but he was coming into the race in great shape.  Will look to rebound the second half of the year.

5. Hoppertunity – Nobody likes to give this guy respect, but the bottom line is he always (no matter what race) shows up with an effort.

Sleeper: Firing Line – Still waiting for his return…if he ever makes it he could be dangerous.

Older Females

1. Tepin – FREAK OF NATURE!!!


3. Stopchargingmaria – Excellent race to kick off her 2016 which will set her up just fine for the big races down the road.

4. Curalina – Wow!  Amazing return to the races as she dusted her rivals at Churchill Downs on the Oaks undercard.

5. Sheer Drama – Defeated Stopcharingmaria in a tough race at Keeneland, but ran a little flat against Curalina.  She’ll be fine though.

Sleeper: Forever Unbridled – Has looked awesome to kick off the year with big scores in the Sam Houston Ladies Classic and Apple Blossom.

3 Year Old Males

1. Nyquist – No doubting him now…8 for 8 and ran beautifully in the Kentucky Derby.

2. Exaggerator – Excellent race in the Kentucky Derby coming from well out of it to finish second.

3. Gun Runner – Failed to give him enough credit during the Triple Crown trail, but we will now.  Great run in the Kentucky Derby.

4. Mohaymen – Was nice to see him rebound off of his poor Florida Derby effort, and prove he’s still a decent horse.

5. Suddenbreakingnews – Brutal trip in the Kentucky Derby, but this horse brings it every time.  Looms dangerous…

Sleeper: Unified – Runs this weekend in the Peter Pan Stakes which could lead him to the Belmont Stakes.

3 Year Old Females

1. Songbird – Sadly a fever knocked her out of the Oaks, but she’s still the best.

2. Cathryn Sophia – Awesome Kentucky Oaks performance as this freak silenced the distance doubters.

3. Catch a Glimpse – Simply will not let horses pass her on the turf!  Becoming one of my favorites.

4. Land Over Sea – Came running late to finish second in the Oaks, but has proven she’s no match for the top two.

5. Lewis Bay – Nothing wrong with this filly as she brings her “A game” every time.

Sleeper: Go Maggie Go – Was lightly raced heading into the Oaks and made a nice account for herself.  Could turn into something good as we go along.


1. Runhappy – Complete freak…but when will we see him again?

2. Private Zone – Tremendous horse in his own right.

3. X Y Jet – Running unreal right now, and almost got it done in Dubai.

4. Kobe’s Back – Comes with his closing kick every single time.

5. Salutos Amigos – He’s as honest as they come and running just as well as ever.

Sleeper: Catalina Red – Huge win in the Churchill Downs Stakes over many quality horses.

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