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Racing Dudes Divisional Rankings

Racing Dudes Divisional Rankings

Palace Malice Headlines the Travers
Palace Malice Headlines the Travers

Older Males

1. Wise Dan – He’s simply a brilliant horse when going one mile on the turf.

2. Game on Dude – Pacific Classic looms large, Game On Dude said to be super sharp.

3. Cross Traffic – The new face in the division showed he’s for real in the Whitney.  Now he’s a prime time player.

4. Graydar – He has rejoined Pletcher’s Stable at Saratoga, will be looking for a big fall campaign.

5. Fort Larned – Workouts leading up to the Woodward have been strong.

Sleeper: Successful Dan – His Whitney second place effort was solid…now lets see if he can put back to back races together.

Older Females

1. Royal Delta – Major test this Sunday in the Personal Ensign.

2. Tiz Miz Sue – Will wait to run one prep race, and then it’s on to the Ladies Classic.

3. Authenticity – Gets a much anticipated match-up with Royal Delta this week in the Personal Ensign.

4. Joyful Victory – Her stakes win at Monmouth proves she’s ready for a big second half.

5. On Fire Baby – Also pointing to the Personal Ensign.  What a race this one is going to be!

Sleeper: My Miss Aurelia – Has been transferred to Todd Pletcher.  Interesting move, will it pay off?

3 Year Old Males

1. Palace Malice – Travers week is here, can he make it three in a row?

2. Verrazano – It’s the Travers for him as well, can he get a mile and one-quarter?

3. Orb – The Travers will be his first start since the Belmont, will he run huge off the short layoff?

4. Oxbow – Done for the year which puts him out of the three year old of the year discussion, but still had a great season.

5. Will Take Charge – Lukas says he’s “dead fit” for the Travers, can he finally put two in a row together?

Sleeper: Departing – Super talented horse, but they are taking their time with him.  Super Derby up next.

3 Year Old Females

1. Princess or Sylmar – The best without a single doubt.  This race is over.

2. Beholder – Wish she’d run again soon.  Really nice horse.

3. Fiftyshadesofhay – This horse is a fighter.  Pretty decent race to finish second in the Alabama.  Princess of Sylmar; Beholder just better.

4.  Midnight Lucky – Unfortunately she will miss the rest of the year, which will cause her to drop some.

5. Close Hatches – Easily defeated the now overrated Dreaming of Julia in the Mother Goose.

Sleeper: Unlimited Budget – Still have to mention her, but she needs to rebound from a poor effort in the CCA Oaks.


1. Fast Bullet – Finally got to see him do his thing on the big stage.  Exceptional race in the True North.

2. Justin Phillip – The old pro looks better than ever.  So great to see him win his first Grade 1 stakes.

3. Reneesgotzip – There is a new queen in town!  She set the track record at Del Mar last weekend.

4. Gentleman’s Bet – Valiant effort in the Vanderbilt, I don’t discount him at all for that race.

5. Sage Valley – Up and comer has really had a nice season.

Sleeper: Trinniberg – Defending sprint champion is still on our radar.

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