|Damn fine position|
1) William Fox Pitt. He's more machine now than man... Not in the bad, Darth Rider sense of the word, but because he's so freakishly and consistently good. Plus he's classy. Win.
2) Michael Jung. I may not be the biggest fan of the German system, but it's obviously working for this candidate. He isn't my number one pick because all his success has been on one horse. I think WFP could pull something out of a kill auction and run a one star on it within a week on sheer talent alone.
|And a helmet on a victory lap|
3) Mary King. She's like the female WFP. Consistent, brilliant, down to earth, and super classy. Of course she brings her second and third string horses to Rolex and goes 1-2 and still nobody gets pissy. She's the real deal.
|Toddy meets the coppers|
4) Mark Todd. Brilliant rider, ridiculously experienced, good sport, and the man knows how to party. He just can't stay away.
5) Phillip Dutton. As much as it pains me to leave Neville (and Boyd) off this list, I do think Phillip is the better rider as this point. Give Boyd some time and he'll totally make it. Plus I actually don't like Phillip very much, so his position is the most tenuous. Despite his unconventional style, Phillip gets the job done time and time again.
|Boyd on a previous mount|
Marauding aliens, you have been warned.