Eskendereya Tops Latest NTRA 3YO Poll
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Eskendereya moves to No. 1 on this week's NTRA poll of top 3-Year-Olds.
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Zayat Stables’ Eskendereya, the ultra-impressive winner of the April 3 Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I), vaulted to the top of the NTRA 3-Year-Old poll that was released April 5. Lookin At Lucky  , who was an unlucky third in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), dropped from the top spot and is now ranked second.

The Santa Anita Derby winner, Sidney's Candy, moved up from sixth position to third position on the poll conducted by racing officials and Turf writers.

Eskendereya, who won the Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) earlier in the year, garnered 16 of the 20 first-place votes. Lookin At Lucky received three first-place votes and Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Ice Box   received one.

In the national poll, Zenyatta remained on top (16 first-place votes) with Quality Road   second (four first-place votes), and Rachel Alexandra third. Zenyatta is slated to make her second start of the season April 9 in the Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) at Oaklawn.

NTRA 3YO Poll
Rank, Horse (first-place votes), Points, Previous Rank
1, Eskendereya (16), 194, 2
2, Lookin At Lucky   (3), 163, 1
3, Sidney's Candy, 140, 6
4, Ice Box   (1), 98, 4
5, Noble's Promise  , 83, 5
6, Awesome Act, 66, 3
7, Endorsement, 49, 9
8, Odysseus, 48, 7
9, Mission Impazible  , 47, 8
10, Dublin  , 26, —
Others receiving votes: Conveyance, 25; American Lion, 23; Jackson Bend, 23; D’ Funnybone, 20; Interactif, 15; Rule, 13; Discreetly Mine, 11; Dean’s Kitten, 10; Blind Luck, 9; Pleasant Prince, 9; Setsuko, 7; Super Saver, 7; A Little Warm, 4; Caracortado, 4; Tiz the One, 3; Drosselmeyer, 2; Eightyfiveinafifty, 1.

NTRA National Poll
Rank, Horse (first-place votes), Points, Previous Rank
1, Zenyatta (16), 193, 1
2, Quality Road   (4), 174, 2
3, Rachel Alexandra, 140, 3
4, Eskendereya, 113, 5
5, Misremembered  , 110, 4
6, Zardana, 60, 6
7, Gio Ponti  , 52, 8
8, Lookin At Lucky  , 41, 7
9, Bold Chieftain, 24, 10
10, Kinsale King, 21, —
Others receiving votes: Battle Plan, 20; Presious Passion, 20; Blind Luck, 18; Duke of Mischief, 13; Summer Bird, 13; Warrior’s Reward, 12; Sidney’s Candy, 9; Neko Bay, 8; Proviso, 8; Tuscan Evening, 8; Dar Re Mi, 7; St Trinians, 7; Devil May Care, 6; Indian Dance, 6; Blame, 5; Encaustic, 5; Court Vision, 4; Informed Decision, 4; Ice Box, 3; Sweet Repent, 2; Bourbon Bay, 1; Musket Man, 1; Pleasant Prince, 1; Richard’s Kid, 1.
 

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