Shared Belief was the big mover this week in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Shared Belief defeated older horses in the Pacific Classic Stakes and picked up nine first-place votes. He also moved past dual classic winner and fellow 3-year-old California Chrome into second place (from seventh the previous week) behind only reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan.
Top Thoroughbred Poll
Week 20 of the 2014 NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll conducted by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), covering racing performances through August 24. Current Horse of the Year ranking of the Top Thoroughbred on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-1 basis with first place votes in parentheses, 2014 record and total points. Poll Concludes Monday, Nov. 3. A-S: Age-Sex, Sex: C-colt, G-gelding, H-horse, F-filly, M-mare, R-ridgling.
|1||Wise Dan (16)||7-G||2-2-0-0||353||1|
|2||Shared Belief (9)||3-G||3-3-0-0||331||7|
|3||California Chrome (8)||3-C||6-5-0-0||311||3|
|4||Close Hatches (2)||4-F||4-4-0-0||278||4|
|5||Palace Malice (5)||4-C||5-4-0-0||256||2|
|9||Will Take Charge||4-C||6-1-3-1||49||12|
Other horses receiving votes: Goldencents (47), V.E. Day (41), Lea (40), Tonalist (27), Moonshine Mullin (25), Game On Dude (19), Stopchargingmaria (16), Bayern (13), Hardest Core (6), Artemis Agrotera (5), Beholder (5), Iotapa (5), Itsmyluckyday (5), Obviously (4), Sweet Reason (4), The Big Beast (4), Palace (3), Tapiture (3), Coffee Clique (2), Adelaide (1), Seek Again (1)