=== Wise Dan tops pre-Breeders' Cup poll ===
New York, NY (Sports Network) - The last NTRA National Thoroughbred Poll prior
to the 29th Breeders' Cup shows Wise Dan continuing atop the voting as the
best in the world make their way to the World Championships at Santa Anita.
Trained by Charles Lopresti, Wise Dan totaled 341 points, down from 438, along
with 16 first-place votes. The 5-year-old gelding will start in Saturday's
Breeders' Cup Mile on the grass.
Remaining in second is Game On Dude with 12 top votes and 310 points. The 5-
year-old gelding, trained by Bob Baffert, is the probable favorite for the
$5 million Classic which will conclude the Breeders' Cup.
Moving up a spot into third is 4-year-old colt Point of Entry. Set for
Saturday's Breeders' Cup Turf, Point of Entry picked up two first-place votes
and 240 points.
Royal Delta, who will defend her crown in Friday's Ladies' Classic, fell to
fourth with 232 points with a single top vote.
Retired 3-year-old I'll Have Another stays in fifth with five first-place
votes and 177 points.
Mucho Macho Man (127) and My Miss Aurelia (1, 104) remain in sixth and
seventh, respectively. Mucho Macho Man will start in the Breeders' Cup Classic
and 2011 Juvenile Fillies winner My Miss Aurelia will go in Friday's Ladies'
Undefeated Awesome Feather jumps into eighth with 90 points. The 4-year-old
filly will start in the Ladies' Classic two years after claiming the Juvenile
Groupie Doll is up a spot to ninth with 70 points as she prepares for
Saturday's Filly & Mare Sprint.
Flat Out, eighth last week, completes the top 10 with 68 points. The 6-year-
old returns for a another shot at the Breeders' Cup Classic.
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