Latest NTRA poll

There was no change in the top seven positions in this week’s NTRA rankings after top-rated Rachel Alexandra put on a tremendous show in the Mother Goose at Belmont Park, winning by a stakes-record 19 1/4 lengths in a stakes-record time of 1:46.33 for the 1 1/8 miles. Meanwhile, Zenyatta staged her usual steady late charge to mow down the leaders and win the Vanity Handicap at Hollywood Park by 2 1/2 lengths.

The rankings, including first-place votes in parenthesis, age, 2009 record, points total and last week’s ranking:

1. Rachel Alexandra (10) 3-F 6-6-0-0 193 1
2. Zenyatta (8) 5-M 2-2-0-0 187 2
3. Well Armed (2) 6-G 3-1-1-0 144 3
4. Einstein (1) 7-H 4-2-0-2 140 4
5. Mine That Bird 3-G 5-1-2-1 121 5
6. Macho Again 4-C 4-2-0-1 58 6
7. Gio Ponti 4-C 3-2-0-0 54 7
8. Fabulous Strike 6-G 3-1-2-0 37 10
9. Bribon 6-G 5-3-0-0 36 8
10. Summer Bird 3-C 5-2-0-1 34 9

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