America's Best Horses for March 23

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Tiz the Law aims for more Kentucky Derby points in Saturday's Florida Derby. (Eclipse Sportswire)

Each week members of the media around the country vote on the nation's top contenders on the Triple Crown trail in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. The poll will run weekly through June 6. Find out the latest 2020 top 3-year-old rankings below.


AMERICA'S TOP THOROUGHBREDS as of March 23

Authentic
Authentic (Eclipse Sportswire)

1. Authentic (12 first-place votes)

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

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Drayden Van Dyke

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

Last race: 1st, San Felipe Stakes, March 7 at Santa Anita Park

Next race: Santa Anita Derby, April 4 at Santa Anita Park


Tiz the Law
Eclipse Sportswire

2. Tiz the Law (18 first-place votes)

Owner: Sackatoga Stable

Trainer: Barclay Tagg

Jockey: Manuel Franco

2020 record: 1 start – 1 win – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, Holy Bull Stakes, Feb. 1 at Gulfstream Park

Next race: Curlin Florida Derby, March 28 at Gulfstream Park


Nadal
Eclipse Sportswire

3. Nadal (4 first-place votes)

Owners: George Bolton, Arthur Hoyeau, Barry Lipman, and Mark Mathiesen

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Joel Rosario

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

Last race: 1st, Rebel Stakes, March 14 at Oaklawn Park

Next race: TBD


Ete Indien
Lauren King/Coglianese photo

4. Ete Indien (1 first-place vote)

Owner: Linda Shanahan, Sanford Bacon, Dream With Me Stable, Horse France America, D P Racing, and Patrick L. Biancone Racing

Trainer: Patrick Biancone

Jockey: Florent Geroux

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

Last race: 1stFasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes, Feb. 29 at Gulfstream Park

Next race: Curlin Florida Derby, March 28 at Gulfstream Park


Eclipse Sportswire

5. Charlatan

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

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Drayden Van Dyke

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

Last race: 1st, allowance optional claiming race, March 14 at Santa Anita Park

Next race: TBD, possibly the Santa Anita Derby, April 4 at Santa Anita Park


Eclipse Sportswire

6. Honor A. P.

Owner: C R K Stable

Trainer: John Shirreffs

Jockey: Mike Smith

2020 record: 1 start – 0 wins – 1 second – 0 thirds

Last race: 2nd, San Felipe Stakes, March 7 at Santa Anita Park

Next race: Santa Anita Derby, April 4 at Santa Anita Park


Hodges Photography/Fair Grounds

7. Wells Bayou

Owner: Clint Gasaway, Lance Gasaway, Madaket Stables, and Wonder Stables

Trainer: Brad Cox

Jockey: Florent Geroux

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

Last race: 1st, Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby, March 21 at Fair Grounds

Next race: TBD


Sole Volante
Sole Volante (Eclipse Sportswire)

8. Sole Volante

Owners: Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Andie Biancone, and Limelight Stables

Trainer: Patrick Biancone

Jockey: Florent Geroux

2020 record: 3 starts – 1 win – 1 second – 1 third

Last race: 2nd, Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby, March 7 at Tampa Bay Downs

Next race: TBD


Adam Coglianese/NYRA

9. Gouverneur Morris

Owners: Team Valor International and WinStar Farm

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: John Velazquez

2020 record: 1 start – 1 win – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1st, allowance optional claiming race, Feb. 14 at Tampa Bay Downs

Next race: Curlin Florida Derby, March 28 at Gulfstream Park


Independence Hall
Eclipse Sportswire

10. Independence Hall

Owners: Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Twin Creeks Racing Stables, Kathleen Verratti, and Robert Verratti

Trainer: Michael Trombetta

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

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

Last race: 2nd, Sam F. Davis Stakes, Feb. 8 at Tampa Bay Downs

Next race: Curlin Florida Derby, March 28 at Gulfstream Park

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