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2005 World Thoroughbred Championships Poll

Dateline: 07/18/05

The World Thoroughbred Championships Poll is a weekly listing of the top 10 contenders in all eight Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships races as voted upon by a panel comprised of prominent international journalists and handicappers. Voting began on July 11 and will continue weekly through October 10. The panel will rank active and in-training horses, regardless of geographic location. This is week two of the poll.

The panel of voters in the World Thoroughbred Championships Poll are: John Avello, Director of Race and Sports Book Operations, Bally's Las Vegas; Simon Clare, Coral Racing (U.K); David Gutfreund, Racing Commentator and handicapper; Brad Free, Writer and Columnist, Daily Racing Form; David Hood, William Hill Sports Book (U.K); Tom Law; News Editor, Thoroughbred Times; Dan Liebman, Executive Editor, The Blood-Horse; Jim Mazur, author and handicapper; Ellis Starr, National Handicapper, Equibase; Tom Quigley, Publisher, Horseplayer magazine and Mike Watchmaker, National Handicapper, Daily Racing Form.

Voting by the panel in the World Thoroughbred Championships Poll is calculated on a on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. Total points earned are listed for each horse. Below are the top ten lists for each division.

DODGE CLASSIC DIVISION
1 Afleet Alex 101
1 Saint Liam 101
3 Roses in May 83
4 Rock Hard Ten 60
5 Offlee Wild 55
6 Lava Man 42
7 Bellamy Road 32
8 Southern Image 26
9 Pollard's Vision 21
10 Surf Cat 15

JOHN DEERE TURF DIVISION
1 Kitten's Joy 101
2 Motivator (GB) 70
3 Better Talk Now 66
4 Hurricane Run (IRE) 55
5 Good Reward 37
6 English Channel 28
6 Azamour (IRE) 28
8 Scorpion (IRE) 27
9 Bago (FR) 24
10 Grey Swallow (IRE) 19

EMIRATES AIRLINE DISTAFF DIVISION
1 Ashado 107
2 Society Selection 88
3 Andujar 57
4 Round Pond 49
5 Smuggler 47
6 Splendid Blended 43
7 Stellar Jayne 38
8 Island Sand 33
9 Summerly 32
10 Two Trail Sioux 23
TVG SPRINT DIVISION
1 Lost in the Fog 99
2 Saratoga County 92
3 Woke Up Dreamin 62
4 Forest Danger 60
5 Pico Central (BRZ) 57
6 Don Six 36
7 Madcap Escapade 34
8 Commentator 25
9 Unfurl the Flag 21
10 Kelly's Landing 19

NETJETS MILE DIVISION
1 Divine Proportions 83
2 Artie Schiller 75
3 Castledale (IRE) 67
4 Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) 62
5 Singletary 57
6 Dubawi (IRE) 47
7 Rakti (GB) 32
8 Valixir (IRE) 29
9 Mr. Light (ARG) 19
10 Good Reward 14

EMIRATES AIRLINE FILLY & MARE TURF DIVISION
1 Megahertz (GB) 94
2 Divine Proportions 68
3 Ouija Board (GB) 63
4 Cesario (JPN) 60
5 Wend 53
6 Intercontinental (GB) 39
7 Wonder Again 39
8 Film Maker 37
9 Alexander Goldrun (IRE) 30
10 Eswarah (GB) 23

Poll from Week 1

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