Divisional Standings (4/4/2012)

LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 4th: Secret Circle, ridden by Rafael Bejarano, wins the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint during the 2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs on November 4, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

With a ton of graded stakes races taking place over the last couple of weeks, the Divisional Standings are starting to solidify after the first quarter of the year. The 3YO Colts and 3YO Fillies divisions. As in the past, you can find the complete graded stakes results and divisional standings at the link below (via Google Docs).

Graded Stakes Standings

Before we get to the Top 10 standings, an observation of the conflicting speed figures from Beyer, Bris and Equibase with the recent Kentucky Derby prep races.

Hero of Order earned a 90 Beyer for his win in the Louisiana Derby, while Take Charge Indy garnered a 95 for his Florida Derby victory. Based on Beyer, Take Charge Indy is believed to have run about three lengths better than Hero of Order. Brisnet has it 95 for Hero of Order and 104 for Take Charge Indy, suggesting Take Charge Indy was more in the neighborhood of nine lengths better than Hero of Order (With Bris Speed Ratings, one point in a route suggests one length difference). Then there is Equibase, which has Hero of Order at 107 and Take Charge Indy at 100, suggesting that it was Hero of Order, not Take Charge Indy, that ran the superior race last weekend and was approximately three lengths better than the Florida Derby winner.

Which system to believe? Honestly, we could come up with all sorts of reasons why each system could be correct. Personally, I feel like the Beyer and Bris numbers are capturing the strength of the two races more accurately than Equibase. The Florida Derby was, to me, a stronger field and I have a hard time believe that Hero of Order ran a better race than Take Charge Indy. The proverbial "flies-in-the-ointment" with all of this analysis are El Padrino and Mark Valeski.

El Padrino, in the Risen Star, beat Louisiana Derby runner-up Mark Valeski by just a nose; if you believe that El Padrino regressed off of that performance, and that Mark Valeski improved, then the Equibase numbers pencil out. And that's really what this comes down to - our opinion of the performance of El Padrino and Mark Valeski.

And with that out of the way, below are the Top 10 Divisional Standings.

3YO Colts
Rank Horse Pts
1 Secret Circle 75
2 Union Rags 60
3 Prospective 50
Mark Valeski 50
Creative Cause 50
Daddy Nose Best 50
7 Take Charge Indy 45
8 Reveron 40
Hansen 40
10 Hero of Order 35
Thunder Moccasin 35
Drill 35
I'll Have Another 35
El Padrino 35
3YO Fillies
Rank Horse Pts.
1 Reneesgotzip 105
2 Eden's Moon 70
Willa B Awesome 70
4 Grace Hall 60
5 Summer Applause 50
6 Say A Novena 40
Sacristy 40
8 Believe You Can 35
Yara 35
Broadway's Alibi 35
Dirt Mile
Rank Horse Pts.
1 Tapizar 50
2 Jackson Bend 40
3 Mucho Macho Man 35
Uh Oh Bango 35
5 Tackleberry 25
Balladry 25
Alternation 25
Fort Larned 25
Tres Borrachos 25
Nate's Mineshaft 25
Dirt Mile Fillies
Rank Horse Pts.
1 Include me Out 35
It's Tricky 35
Ellafitz 35
4 Great Hot (BRZ) 25
Tiz Me Sue 25
Love and Pride 25
Vision in Gold 25
Miss Mittagong 25
Awesome Maria 25
10 She's All In 15
Tiz Flirtatious 15
Royal Delta 15
Bahama Bound 15
Dirt Sprint
Rank Horse Pts.
1 Calibrachoa 50
2 The Factor 35
Yawanna Twist 35
Frumious 35
Force Freeze 35
6 Sway Away 25
Galientos 25
This Ones for Phil 25
Troilus 25
10 Mensa Heat 15
Caleb's Posse 15
Amazombie 15
Toby's Corner 15
Diski Dance 15
Capt. CandymanCan 15
Dirt Sprint Fillies
Rank Horse Pts.
1 Home Sweet Aspen 45
2 Musical Romance 35
Sugarinthemorning 35
Magical Feeling 35
5 She's Cheeky 30
6 Nicole H 25
Hot Summer 25
Izzy Rules 25
R Holiday Mood 25
10 Groupie Doll 15
Funny Sunny 15
C C's Pal 15
Spectacular Sky 15
Older Classic
Rank Horse Pts.
1 Mission Impazible 60
2 Uh Oh Bango 50
3 Ron the Greek 45
Hymn Book 45
5 Setsuko 35
Game On Dude 35
Nate's Mineshaft 35
Ultimate Eagle 35
9 Jaycito 25
Marilyn's Guy 25
Dynamic Host 25
Redeemed 25
Older Distaff
Rank Horse Pts.
1 Include me Out 45
2 Love ThewayYouare 35
3 Miss Mittagong 25
Awesome Maria 25
5 Beloveda 15
6 Canadian Mistress 5
Turf Classic
Rank Horse Pts.
1 Newsdad 60
Slim Shadey (GB) 60
3 Norvsky 50
Simmard 50
Papaw Bodie 50
6 Get Stormy 45
7 Casino Host 35
Bourbon Bay 35
Hollinger 35
10 Hailstone 25
Here to Win (BRZ) 25
Smart Bid 25
Big Blue Kitten 25
Jeranimo 25
Utopian 25
Turf Fillies
Rank Horse Pts.
1 Hit It Rich 40
2 Vamo a Galupiar (CHI) 35
3 Wild Mia 25
Heavenly Landing 25
Zagora (FR) 25
Snow Top Mountain 25
7 Aqsaam 15
Hard Seven 15
Federation (GB) 15
La Reine Lionne 15
Turf Mile
Rank Horse Pts.
1 Mr. Commons 70
Willyconker (IRE) 70
3 Trend 30
4 Compari 25
Roman Tiger 25
Corporate Jungle 25
Doubles Partner 25
Mr. Vegas 25
Silver Medallion 25
10 Hollinger 15
El Commodore 15
Dubious Miss 15
Massone 15
Turf Mile Fillies
Rank Horse Pts.
1 Tapitsfly 35
City to City 35
Bauble Queen 35
4 Wild Mia 30
5 Zagora (FR) 25
Mizdirection 25
Up In Time (GB) 25
Bay to Bay 25
Turning Top (IRE) 25
10 Exclusive Love 15
Miss Mittagong 15
La Reine Lionne 15
Turf Sprint
Rank Horse Pts.,
1 Caracortado 25
2 Victory Pete 15
3 Regally Ready 5
Mr. Gruff 5
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