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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