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When NBC analyst Randy Moss was asked recently how he would vote if ballots had to be submitted for the Eclipse Award for champion 3-year-old male, he replied that he would write in “abstain.” His whimsical desire to opt out is completely understandable given the uncertainty surrounding the division.

The path to the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar on Nov. 3-4 is a road with plenty of ups and downs as talented racehorses vie for a spot in one of 13 championship races.

This blog provides a capsule look at three horses who are heating up on the Road to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and three horses whose Breeders’ Cup chances are not quite as strong as they were a week ago.

HEATING UP

With the 2017 Triple Crown season in the rearview mirror, the Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” season is gearing up. While “Win and You’re In” Challenge Series races for this year’s event have been taking place since January, the U.S. races are now coming fast and furious as we edge closer to fall.

Each week members of the media around the country vote on the nation's top racehorses, many of whom are aiming for the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Del Mar on Nov. 3-4, in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. With only a few weeks remaining until the Breeders' Cup, find out the latest top racehorse rankings below.

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Exploding down the stretch while coming from well off the pace, Irish-bred invader Capla Temptress took the $250,000 Grade 1 Natalma Stakes on Sept. 17 in her North American debut, stamping her ticket to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.

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