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2005 World Thoroughbred Championships Poll

Dateline: 07/25/05

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 three 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 84
4 Rock Hard Ten 61
5 Offlee Wild 54
6 Lava Man 45
7 Bellamy Road 30
8 Southern Image 26
9 Pollard's Vision 17
10 Surf Cat 15

JOHN DEERE TURF DIVISION
1 Kitten's Joy 99
2 Motivator (GB) 68
3 Azamour (IRE) 67
4 Better Talk Now 64
5 Hurricane Run (IRE) 56
6 Good Reward 32
7 English Channel 31
8 Scorpion (IRE) 28
9 Bago (FR) 28
10 Cool Conductor 18

EMIRATES AIRLINE DISTAFF DIVISION
1 Ashado 108
2 Society Selection 86
3 Smuggler 75
4 Andujar 58
5 Splendid Blended 46
6 Island Sand 38
7 Stellar Jayne 37
8 Summerly 33
9 Two Trail Sioux 27
10 Madcap Escapade 20
TVG SPRINT DIVISION
1 Lost in the Fog 102
2 Woke Up Dreamin 77
3 Forest Danger 66
4 Pico Central (BRZ) 62
5 Madcap Escapade 46
6 Saratoga County 40
7 Don Six 34
8 Commentator 27
9 Kelly's Landing 25
10 Unfurl the Flag 22

NETJETS MILE DIVISION
1 Divine Proportions 85
2 Artie Schiller 79
3 Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) 67
4 Dubawi (IRE) 56
5 Singletary 45
6 Castledale (IRE) 44
7 Rakti (GB) 41
8 Valixir (IRE) 36
9 Mr. Light (ARG) 19
9 Soviet Song (IRE) 19

EMIRATES AIRLINE FILLY & MARE TURF DIVISION
1 Megahertz (GB) 96
2 Divine Proportions 69
3 Wend 61
4 Ouija Board (GB) 53
5 Wonder Again 43
6 Film Maker 39
7 Soviet Song (IRE) 34
8 Intercontinental (GB) 33
8 Shawanda (IRE) 33
10 Alexander Goldrun (IRE) 29

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