LOCAL BOY CUTS INTO SUPER MARE’S LEAD

Va-bred Quality Road, fresh off a victory in the Met Mile, has closed the gap with Zenyatta in the latest NTRA Thoroughbred Poll while Preakness winner Lookin At Lucky remains third.
QR win in the Met was rewarded with five additional first-place votes from last week.

Zenyatta, who will start in the Vanity Handicap on June 13, has 13 first-place votes and 184 points. She leads Quality Road by 14 points, 12 fewer than the last poll.

Lookin At Lucky is third with 116 points followed by Rachel Alexandra (67), Blind Luck (63), Misremembered (61), Blame (51), Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver (50), Unrivaled Belle (37) and Tuscan Evening (35).

(Photo by Bauer Griffin)