Except for one minor change, both the NTRA National Poll and 3-Year-Old rankings are virtually the same as last week as Game On Dude and Verrazano lead their respective polls.
The national rankings are unchanged from a week ago with Game On Dude leading the way. The 6-year-old gelding, trained by Bob Baffert, received 28 first- place votes and 423 points. He will start on April 20 in the Charles Town Classic.
Two-time Eclipse Award winner Royal Delta garnered five top votes and 356 points. Trained by Bill Mott, the 5-year-old mare will start in Saturday's $10 million Dubai World Cup along with Animal Kingdom and Dullahan.
Reigning Horse of the year Wise Dan, unraced in 2013, picked up nine first- place votes and 285 points.
Turf specialist Point of Entry remains fourth with one top vote and 272 points.
The remaining two first-place votes go to Breeders' Cup Classic winner Fort Larned who stays fifth with 191 points.
The second five in the National Poll are Graydar (174, Suggestive Boy (124), Animal Kingdom (96), Ron the Greek (93) and Discreet Dancer (58).
Verrazano continues to lead the way in the 3-Year-Old Poll with 19 top votes and 407 points. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the colt will make his next start in the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct on April 6.
"We felt Tampa put him in a position that opened up a lot of options, with the Wood always being our first choice," said Pletcher. "Assuming he trains accordingly, we'll stick with that plan. We'll have four weeks' spacing between the Tampa Bay Derby and the Wood and the Kentucky Derby."
The only change among the 3-year-olds is Fountain of Youth winner Orb jumping over Itsmyluckyday into second. Trained by Shug McGaughey, Orb received five first-place votes and 330 points. The colt is set for Saturday's Florida Derby.
Itsmyluckyday, trained by Ed Plesa Jr., is also pointed to the Florida Derby. The colt is third in the voting with eight top votes and 324 points.
"Everything in his training since the Holy Bull has gone on schedule. Now the next thing to be concerned with will be the draw (Wednesday)," Plesa noted.
Gotham Stakes winner Vyjack, also headed for the Wood Memorial, is fourth with eight first-place votes and 291 points.
"He needs to win a big race just to get into the Derby, so he's going to be fully cranked and ready to go," said the colt's owner David Wilkenfeld of Pick Six Racing.
Shanghai Bobby, last year's champion 2-year-old, is fifth with 226 points. The colt, also trained by Pletcher, is scheduled for Saturday's Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park.
"I never expected it to be a short field. None of these fields come up short with Derby points on the line," Pletcher said about the possibility of a small Florida Derby field. "I expected it to be a big field and post position won't be a big deal for me."
Completing the poll are Revolutionary (2, 178), Hear the Ghost (1, 164), Flashback (121), Will Take Charge (113) and Oxbow (106).