Kentucky Derby winner Orb is the unanimous selection as the leading 3-year-old in the latest NTRA rankings.
Trained by Shug McGaughey, Orb received all 52 first-place votes for 520 points. The colt won Saturday's Run for the Roses by 2 1/2 lengths and will make his next start in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 18.
"He got away good. I might have been a little surprised that he was back where he was," McGaughey said on the running of the Kentucky Derby. "Then, they threw the 22-and-change (time for the quarter-mile) up there and I knew why he was where he was. He (jockey Joel Rosario) got him over where he didn't lose a lot of ground around the first turn and then he had him in a great position going down the backside to where anything foreseeable won't get in my way.
"The only other thing I said (to Rosario) was: 'When the time comes, try to be in position to give him someplace to go,' and he did that. When he started making that move, you always wonder, 'Is he too far back?' When he got to the quarter pole, I knew he was going to finish and he was going to be running at the end. At that time I was feeling pretty confident that we were in a good spot and had a good chance."
Revolutionary, third in the Run for the Roses, is second in the poll with 450 points, followed by Normandy Invasion (347), Derby runner-up Golden Soul (279), Mylute (184), Verrazano (160), Departing (125), Goldencents (117), Kentucky Oaks runner-up Beholder (115) and Kentucky Oaks winner Princess of Sylmar (112).
In the NTRA National Poll, reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan moved ahead of Game On Dude into first place,
Wise Dan, off his victory in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Saturday at Churchill Downs, picked up 34 top votes and 485 points.
"He won't run again until Saratoga," Wise Dan's trainer Charles Lopresti said. "I'm just glad (the race) over, that's all. I love him and I'm glad it's over. I just want to go back to my barn and see it."
Game On Dude fell to second with eight first-place votes and 444 points. Trained by Bob Baffert, the gelding could make his next start at Hollywood Park in the Californian, a stakes he won last year.
Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom remains third with five first-place votes and 351 points. Owned by Team Valor, the 5-year-old will make his last career start in England next month.
Orb is fourth in the national poll, with the 3-year-old colt garnering four first-place votes and 293 points. He is followed by Point of Entry (1, 292), Royal Delta (157), Graydar (154), Alysheba Stakes winner Take Charge Indy (96), Suggestive Boy (91) and Ron the Greek (60).