America's Best Horses for July 6

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Uncle Chuck wins the Los Alamitos Derby to earn a place in the top 10. (BENOIT photo)

Each week members of the media around the country vote on the nation's top contenders on the Triple Crown and Kentucky Oaks trails in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Find out the latest 2020 top 3-year-old rankings below.


AMERICA'S TOP THOROUGHBREDS as of July 6

Tiz the Law
Eclipse Sportswire

1. Tiz the Law (39 first-place votes)

Owner: Sackatoga Stable

Trainer: Barclay Tagg

Jockey: Manuel Franco

2020 record: 3 starts – 3 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, June 20 at Belmont Park

Next race: Travers Stakes, Aug. 8 at Saratoga Race Course


Honor A.P.
Eclipse Sportswire

2. Honor A. P. (1 first-place vote)

Owner: C R K Stable

Trainer: John Shirreffs

Jockey: Mike Smith

2020 record: 2 starts – 1 win – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Santa Anita Derby, June 6 at Santa Anita Park

Next race: TBD


Authentic
BENOIT photo

3. Authentic

Owners: SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, Frederick Hertrich III, John Fielding, and Golconda Stables

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Drayden Van Dyke

2020 record: 3 starts – 2 wins – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 2nd, Santa Anita Derby, June 6 at Santa Anita Park

Next race:  TBD


Dr Post
Ryan Thompson/Coglianese photo

4. Dr Post

Owners: St. Elias Stable

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

2020 record: 3 starts – 2 wins – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 2nd, Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, June 20 at Belmont Park

Next race: TBD


King Guillermo
Eclipse Sportswire

5. King Guillermo

Owner: Victoria's Ranch

Trainer: Juan Carlos Avila

Jockey: Samy Camacho

2020 record: 2 starts – 1 win – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 2nd, Arkansas Derby, May 2 at Oaklawn Park

Next race: TBD


Uncle Chuck
BENOIT photo

6. Uncle Chuck

Owner: Karl Watson, Michael Pegram, and Paul Weitman

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Luis Saez

2020 record: 2 starts – 2 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Los Alamitos Derby, July 5 at Los Alamitos

Next race: TBD, possibly Shared Belief Stakes, Aug. 1 at Del Mar


Gamine
Joe Labozzetta/NYRA

7. Gamine

Owners: Michael Lund Petersen

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: John Velazquez

2020 record: 3 starts – 3 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Longines Acorn Stakes, June 20 at Belmont Park

Next race: TBD, eventual goal of Sept. 4 Longines Kentucky Oaks


Max Player
Eclipse Sportswire

8. Max Player

Owner: George Hall and SportBLX Thoroughbreds

Trainer: Linda Rice

Jockey: Joel Rosario

2020 record: 2 starts – 1 win – 0 seconds – 1 third

Last race: 3rd, Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, June 20 at Belmont Park

Next race: TBD


Charlatan
Eclipse Sportswire

9. Charlatan

Owners: SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, Stonestreet Stables, Frederick Hertrich III, John D. Fielding, and Golconda Stables

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Martin Garcia

2020 record: 3 starts – 3 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Arkansas Derby, May 2 at Oaklawn Park

Next race: TBD, out of training with minor injury


Swiss Skydiver
BENOIT photo

10. Swiss Skydiver

Owner: Peter Callahan

Trainer: Kenny McPeek

Jockey: Mike Smith

2020 record: 5 starts  – 3 wins – 0 seconds – 1 third

Last race: 1st, Santa Anita Oaks, June 6 at Santa Anita Park

Next race: TBD, eventual goal of Sept. 4 Longines Kentucky Oaks

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