Racing Dudes Divisional Rankings 8/5/15

American Pharoah - BELMONT STAKES 147TH Running (Grade I) - 06-06-15 - TRIPLE CROWN - BEL - Photo credit: Christine Aplin

Older Males

1. Shared Belief – He still sits atop this division because no other horse can string together consecutive wins. Hopefully he’s healing up well.

2. California Chrome – Out for the remainder of 2015, however he will return in 2016.

3. Honor Code – Will look for that all important first win around two turns this Saturday in the Whitney.

4. Noble Bird – Rising star in the game right now, and looks to solidify himself in the Whitney this Saturday.

5. Lea – Has ran “too good to lose” this year in a few races, but could turn the tables this week in the Whitney.

Sleeper: Coach Inge – Yet another Whitney runner that can shoot up the rankings with a win.

Older Females

1. Beholder – Wow she is MUCH THE BEST in this division right now.

2. Stopchargingmaria – Took care of Untapable while winning the Shuvee Handicap at Saratoga.

3. Wedding Toast – We haven’t seen her since her impressive win on Belmont Stakes day.

4. Sheer Drama – Turned the tables on Frivolous last time in the Delaware Handicap.  Might be ready to make some noise.

5. Untapable – Still running decent races however its painfully clear she’s not the same horse right now.

Sleeper: La Verdad – Her sprinting ability is better than any filly right now.

3 Year Old Males

1. American Pharoah – Won the Haskell by simply jogging around the track.

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

3. Frosted – Was narrowly defeated by Texas Red in the Jim Dandy, but his body of work is still a little better. Could turn the tables in the Travers

4. Texas Red – Big performance in the Travers signals that he’s back to full strength and ready to roll.

5. Keen Ice – Looks to be getting better and better, but unfortunately ran into American Pharoah the last three races.

Sleeper: Upstart – His Haskell performance wasn’t bad, and gives him something to build on.

3 Year Old Female

1. Lady Eli – An amazing performance as she destroyed the field in the Belmont Oaks. Terrible news that she now has laminitis…future is in question.

2. I’m a Chatterbox – She hit the wire first in the Coaching Club American Oaks, but was DQ’d in what was a questionable call. Her body of work is just a little stronger than Curalina right now.

3. Curalina – Got the win in the Coaching Club American Oaks by DQ over I’m a Chatterbox which makes her a dual Grade 1 winner. Sky is the limit for this one.

4. Lovely Maria – The Kentucky Oaks still gives her a big boost and she can pass Curalina and I’m a Chatterbox with a win over them this summer. However, her Delaware Oaks effort was not good.

5. Stellar Wind – Very courageous effort at Santa Anita to win the Summertime Oaks. Could be ready for a big second half of the year.

Sleeper: Include Betty – Solid effort to finish third in the Coaching Club American Oaks…keeps proving she’s solid.


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

2. Rock Fall – Stepped up in competition and passed the test with flying colors.  Becoming a top notch sprinter.

3. Private Zone – Super consistent…brings his front running speed every single time.

4. Masochistic – Simply awesome performance in the Triple Bend at Santa Anita, and ran another good race in the Bing Crosby.

5. Work All Week – Not moving him up the rankings because he won such an easy race…but it looks like he’s BACK.

Sleeper: Wild Dude – Like previously stated…when at his best he can beat anyone.

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