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2005 World Thoroughbred Championships Poll

Dateline: 08/01/05

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. The following are the results of Week #4 voting in the World Thoroughbred Championships Poll covering racing performances through July 31.

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 Saint Liam 106
2 Roses in May 88
3 Rock Hard Ten 66
4 Offlee Wild 59
5 Afleet Alex 58
6 Lava Man 52
7 Perfect Drift 34
8 Bellamy Road 31
9 Pollard's Vision 18
9 Surf Cat 18

JOHN DEERE TURF DIVISION
1 Kitten's Joy 99
2 Azamour (IRE) 67
2 Motivator (GB) 67
4 Better Talk Now 66
5 Hurricane Run (IRE) 53
6 Good Reward 32
7 English Channel 31
8 Bago (FR) 28
9 Scorpion (IRE) 25
10 Cool Conductor 17

EMIRATES AIRLINE DISTAFF DIVISION
1 Ashado 110
2 Smuggler 81
3 Society Selection 65
4 Andujar 56
5 Splendid Blended 51
6 Island Sand 39
7 Stellar Jayne 34
8 Summerly 32
9 Two Trail Sioux 27
10 Round Pond 25
TVG SPRINT DIVISION
1 Lost in the Fog 103
2 Woke Up Dreamin 86
3 Forest Danger 71
4 Unfurl the Flag 39
5 Pico Central (BRZ) 33
5 Don Six 33
5 Battle Won 33
8 Greg's Gold 32
9 Commentator 29
10 Kelly's Landing 25

NETJETS MILE DIVISION
1 Divine Proportions 95
2 Artie Schiller 78
3 Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) 62
4 Dubawi (IRE) 49
5 Singletary 40
6 Rakti (GB) 38
7 Castledale (IRE) 36
8 Valixir (IRE) 32
9 Soviet Song (IRE) 31
10 Proclamation (IRE) 21

EMIRATES AIRLINE FILLY & MARE TURF DIVISION
1 Megahertz (GB) 98
2 Wend 68
3 Ouija Board (GB) 56
3 Divine Proportions 56
5 Wonder Again 45
6 Shawanda (IRE) 42
7 Sand Springs 41
8 Alexander Goldrun (IRE) 39
9 Intercontinental (GB) 32
10 Melhor Ainda 24

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