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2005 World Thoroughbred Championships Poll

Dateline: 08/29/05

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 #8 voting in the World Thoroughbred Championships Poll covering racing performances through August 28.

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. You may also want to check out the NTRA Racing Poll as well.

DODGE CLASSIC DIVISION
1 Saint Liam 102
2 Commentator 81
3 Rock Hard Ten 80
4 Flower Alley 70
5 Bellamy Road 65
6 Perfect Drift 46
7 Borrego 37
8 Lava Man 28
9 Roman Ruler 25
10 Afleet Alex 22

JOHN DEERE TURF DIVISION
1 Azamour (IRE) 89
2 Powerscourt (GB) 86
3 Kitten's Joy 78
4 Motivator (GB) 73
5 Hurricane Run (IRE) 58
6 Better Talk Now 35
7 Bago (FR) 33
8 Scorpion (IRE) 26
9 King's Drama (IRE) 25
10 Fourty Niners Son 15

EMIRATES AIRLINE DISTAFF DIVISION
1 Ashado 103
2 Smuggler 78
3 Society Selection 68
4 Sweet Symphony 59
5 Stellar Jayne 48
6 Two Trail Sioux 37
7 Island Sand 36
8 Shadow Cast 30
9 Dream of Summer 19
10 Tarlow 18
TVG SPRINT DIVISION
1 Lost in the Fog 105
2 Woke Up Dreamin 93
3 Pomeroy 67
4 Forest Danger 66
5 Greg's Gold 45
6 Battle Won 41
7 Commentator 30
8 Don Six 23
9 Unfurl the Flag 17
10 Wildcat Heir 14

NETJETS MILE DIVISION
1 Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) 95
2 Dubawi (IRE) 92
3 Artie Schiller 88
4 Rakti (GB) 59
5 Valixir (IRE) 48
6 Proclamation (IRE) 36
7 Singletary 34
8 Soviet Song (IRE) 30
9 Whipper 20
10 Castledale (IRE) 19

EMIRATES AIRLINE FILLY & MARE TURF DIVISION
1 Megahertz (GB) 95
2 Angara (GB) 78
3 Ouija Board (GB) 60
4 Shawanda (IRE) 52
4 Melhor Ainda 52
6 Sand Springs 44
7 Wonder Again 41
8 Wend 27
9 Alexander Goldrun (IRE) 26
10 Intercontinental (GB) 23

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