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Breeders’ Cup World Championships Poll


August 14, 2006     E-mail this page to a friend!

THE TIN MAN RISES IN JOHN DEERE TURF DIVISION;
GORELLA NOW SECOND IN EMIRATES AIRLINE FILLY & MARE TURF AND NETJETS MILE DIVISIONS

Aury and Ralph Todd’s 8-year-old gelding THE TIN MAN, wire to wire winner of Saturday’s 1 ¼ mile Arlington Million at Arlington Park, has risen to fifth place in the John Deere Turf Division in the latest Breeders’ Cup World Championships Poll. Trained by Richard Mandella and ridden by Victor Espinoza, The Tin Man defeated Juddmonte Farms’ CACIQUE (IRE) by a length, with the favored ENGLISH CHANNEL finishing fourth. English Channel holds onto third place in the division behind HURRICANE RUN (IRE) and SHIROCCO (GER). Cacique remains in fourth place.

Lael Stable’s SHOWING UP won Saturday’s 1 ¼ mile Secretariat Stakes for 3-year-olds at Arlington Park in 2:00 -- a time 1 1/5 seconds faster than The Tin Man ran in the Million -- and moves into ninth place in the division. Trained by Barclay Tagg and ridden by Cornelio Velasquez, Showing Up came into the Secretariat after winning his turf debut in Colonial Turf Cup at Colonial Downs. He also finished sixth in this year’s Kentucky Derby.

The 4-year-old filly GORELLA (FR) turned in another outstanding performance Saturday when she swept by one of the deepest Filly & Mare turf fields assembled this year to win the 1 3/16 mile Beverly D at Arlington by 1 ¾ lengths over Courtland Farm’s FILM MAKER. Owned by Martin Schwartz and trained by Patrick Biancone, Gorella moved from sixth to second place in the Emirates Airline Filly & Mare Turf Division behind the idle OUIJA BOARD (GB). Gorella also retained her second place standing behind ARAGORN (IRE) in the NetJets Mile Division. Gorella finished third, beaten just three quarters of a length, in last year’s NetJets Breeders’ Cup Mile.
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The Breeders’ Cup World Championships Poll is a weekly listing of the top 10 contenders in all eight Breeders’ Cup World Championships races as voted upon by a panel of prominent international journalists and handicappers. The panel will rank active and in-training horses, regardless of geographic location in the following divisions: Emirates Airline Distaff; NetJets Mile; TVG Sprint; Emirates Airline Filly & Mare Turf; John Deere Turf and Dodge Classic. Polling for
Bessemer Trust Juvenile and Juvenile Fillies Divisions will begin in September.

The following are the results of Week #6 voting in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships Poll covering racing performances through August 13. Voting by the panel in the Breeders’ Cup World 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.

DODGE CLASSIC DIVISION
POINTS
1 Invasor (ARG) 130
2 Bernardini 124
3 Lava Man 118
4 Bluegrass Cat 71
5 Electrocutionist 60
6 Flower Alley 51
7 Sun King 47
8 Suave 32
9 David Junior 29
10 Jazil 28

JOHN DEERE TURF DIVISION
1 Hurricane Run (IRE) 124
2 Shirocco (Ger) 111
3 English Channel 76
4 Cacique (IRE) 70
5 The Tin Man 63
6 David Junior 57
7 Electrocutionist 54
8 Dylan Thomas (IRE) 51
8 Showing Up 51
10 Sir Percy 17

EMIRATES AIRLINE DISTAFF DIVISION
1 Happy Ticket 121
2 Spun Sugar 114
3 Fleet Indian 93
4 Healthy Addiction 68
5 Bushfire 66
6 Oonagh Maccool (IRE) 61
7 Take D' Tour 48
8 Round Pond 46
9 Star Parade (ARG) 36
10 Balletto (UAE) 35

TVG SPRINT DIVISION
1 Silver Train 121
2 Bordonaro 109
3 Too Much Bling 97
4 Henny Hughes 89
5 Siren Lure 70
6 War Front 43
7 Songster 37
8 Sun King 31
9 Commentator 28
10 Lost in the Fog 23

NETJETS MILE DIVISION
1 Aragorn (IRE) 134
2 Gorella (FR) 96
3 Miesque's Approval 67
4 Araafa 63
5 Artie Schiller 62
6 George Washington 52
7 Silent Name (JPN) 33
8 Charmo (FR) 32
8 Ad Valorem 32
10 Showing Up 30

EMIRATES AIRLINE FILLY & MARE TURF DIVISION
1 Ouija Board (GB) 138
2 Gorella (FR) 101
3 Film Maker 81
4 Honey Ryder 67
5 Wait a While 66
6 Alexander Goldrun (IRE) 61
7 Alexandrova 56
8 Angara (GB) 51
9 Silver Cup (IRE) 30
10 Noble Stella (GER) 26

The panelists for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships Poll are: John Avello, Director of Race and Sports Book Operations, Wynn Las Vegas; Simon Clare, Coral Racing (U.K); David Gutfreund, Racing World TV Analyst; Fred Faour, Sports Editor, Houston Chronicle; Brad Free, Writer and Columnist, Daily Racing Form; Dick Jerardi, Writer and Columnist, Philadelphia Daily News; David Hood, William Hill Sports Book (U.K); Tom Law; Managing Editor, Thoroughbred Times; Dan Liebman, Executive Editor, The Blood-Horse; Jim Mazur, Progressive Handicapping; Randy Moss, Racing Analyst, ESPN ; Ellis Starr, National Handicapper, Equibase; Tom Quigley, Publisher, Horseplayer Magazine; Fanny Hubart-Salmon, Commentator, Equidia (France) and Mike Watchmaker, National Handicapper, Daily Racing Form. Ken Kirchner, NTRA Senior Vice President of Product Development, coordinates the panel roster and voting.

The NTRA is a broad-based coalition of horseracing interests, including the American Quarter Horse Association, charged with increasing popularity of horseracing and improving economic conditions for industry participants. The NTRA and Breeders' Cup Limited also administer the Breeders' Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing's year-end Championships consisting of eight races and $20 million in purses and awards, and the Breeders' Cup Stakes Program. The NTRA has offices in Lexington, Ky., and New York City. NTRA press releases appear on the NTRA Web site, ntra.com.



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