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Sep 23, 2011

Leaders hold steady in thoroughbred poll

By: SPORTS NETWORK


New York, NY (Sports Network) - There are no significant changes in the latest NTRA Poll for the week ending Sunday, September 18. Most of the top rated horses will get back into action with the beginning of October.

Four-year-old filly Havre de Grace remains in the top position for the third straight week. Trained by Larry Jones, the Woodward champion received 10 first-place votes and 182 points. Owner Rick Porter has her pointed for the Beldame at Belmont Park on October 1.

Six-year-old Tizway closed the gap a bit with Havre de Grace from last week. The veteran runner is just four points behind in second-place with eight top votes and 178 points. He is scheduled to start at Belmont Park in the Jockey Club Gold Cup also on October 1.

Blind Luck, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, lost her first-place vote from last week, but remains in third with 150 points. The four-year-old filly is also being considered for the Beldame.

Pacific Classic winner Acclamation is fourth with one top vote and 120 points. Following the five-year-old are Cape Blanco (117), Stay Thirsty (84), Goldikova (1, 36), Twirling Candy (34), The Factor (31) and Flat Out (21).



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