America's Best Horses for May 18

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Maxfield races for the first time since October in Saturday's Matt Winn Stakes at Churchill Downs. (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. Find out the latest 2020 top 3-year-old rankings below.


AMERICA'S TOP THOROUGHBREDS as of May 18

Nadal
Eclipse Sportswire

1. Nadal (20 first-place votes)

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

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Jockey: Joel Rosario

2020 record: 4 starts – 4 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

Last race: 1stArkansas Derby, May 2 at Oaklawn Park

Next race: TBD


Tiz the Law
Eclipse Sportswire

2. Tiz the Law (17 first-place votes)

Owner: Sackatoga Stable

Trainer: Barclay Tagg

Jockey: Manuel Franco

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

Last race: 1st, Curlin Florida Derby, March 28 at Gulfstream Park

Next race: TBD


Charlatan
Eclipse Sportswire

3. Charlatan (2 first-place votes)

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


Authentic
Eclipse Sportswire

4. Authentic (1 first-place vote)

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, June 6 at Santa Anita Park


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


Honor A.P.
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, June 6 at Santa Anita Park


Sole Volante
Eclipse Sportswire

7. 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, possibly the Bemont Derby in July at Belmont Park


Ete Indien
Lauren King/Coglianese photo

8. Ete Indien

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: 3 starts  – 1 win – 1 second – 1 thirds

Last race: 3rd, Curlin Florida Derby, March 28 at Gulfstream Park

Next race: TBD, possibly the Haskell Invitational, July 18 at Monmouth Park


Maxfield
Eclipse Sportswire

9. Maxfield

Owner: Godolphin

Trainer: Brendan Walsh

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

2020 record: unraced

Last race: 1st, Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity, Oct. 5 at Keeneland Race Course

Next race: Matt Winn Stakes, May 23 at Churchill Downs


Basin
Eclipse Sportswire

10. Basin

Owner: Jackpot Farm

Trainer: Steve Asmussen

Jockey: Ricardo Santana Jr.

2020 record: 3 starts – 0 wins – 1 second – 1 third

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

Next race: TBD

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