Florida Derby winner Orb is the top rated 3- year-old heading into Saturday's Kentucky Derby, according to the latest NTRA rankings.
Trained by Shug McGaughey, Orb is first in the poll, the last prior to the Run for the Roses, for the second straight week. The colt increased his advantage over Verrazano from five to 22 points with 19 first-place votes and 412 points.
"I've been very satisfied with him. I don't know he could be doing any better. He's galloping really good over the track," McGaughey said.
Verrazano, winner of the Wood Memorial, lost seven top votes to total 390 points with 15 first-place votes. Todd Pletcher trains the undefeated colt as well as four other likely Derby starters, including Louisiana Derby champ Revolutionary.
Revolutionary is third in the voting with five first-place votes and 316 points.
Santa Anita Derby winner Goldencents received 256 points to remain fourth in the voting. The colt is trained by Doug O'Neill, who saddled I'll Have Another to victory in last year's Kentucky Derby.
"I'd say it's 99 percent the horse and one percent our program. Last year's experience has really helped our crew handle the situation," O'Neill said.
In fifth place is Wood Memorial runner-up Normandy Invasion (1, 217) followed by Itsmyluckyday (2, 210), Overanalyze (142), Vyjack (131), 3-year-old filly Dreaming of Julia (3, 122) and Java's War (76).
The national poll is again topped by 6-year-old Game On Dude. Trained by Bob Baffert, the gelding received 19 first-place votes and 407 points.
Wise Dan, the 2012 Horse of the Year, follows with 16 top votes and 396 points. The 6-year-old gelding, trained by Charles Lopresti, will start Saturday in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic at Churchill Downs.
Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom is third with nine first-place votes and 340 points followed by Point of Entry (1, 289), Graydar (175), Royal Delta (170), Suggestive Boy (107), Ron the Greek (80), Mizdirection (67) and Cyber Secret (59).