National Poll Holds Steady

Poll holds steady at end of October.

Q-Racing Journal
October 30, 2013

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Pollsters made no changes to this week’s AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com National Polls for either the 2-year-olds or the older horses. The respective rankings continue to be paced by All American Futurity (G1) hero Handsome Jack Flash and the sport’s all-time leading money earner, Ochoa, as the calendar flips to November.
 
This week’s No. 8-ranked older horse, the 3-year-old Remembering Spence, headlines the field for Saturday’s Los Alamitos Super Derby (G1). The field also includes Bon Accord, who sits just outside the Top 10 this week and has appeared in the poll during 2013.

Also at Los Alamitos this weekend, Sunday’s Golden State Million Futurity (G1) figures to have an impact on next week’s juvenile rankings.
 
NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS
 
            1.         HANDSOME JACK FLASH (100)
            2.         FIVE BAR CARTEL (86)
            3.         EXPECIALLY TRES (59)
            4.         BIG BIZ PERRY (58)
            5.         MS FIRST PRIZE ROSE (56
            6.         REAGAL EAGLE (39)
            7.         DYNASTYS FIRST CALL (31)
            8.         WAGON TALES (29)
            9.         HES RELENTLESS (22)
            10.       VIVA MI CORAZON (21)
 
Skuze Pleeze (11), You N How Many More (11), WR Golden Eagle (9), Glitter In My Face (5), Big Dashing Perry (4), Coronado Cartel (3), Houdini (3), Turbulent Times (2), Unchangeable (1)
 
NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS & OLDER
 
            1.         OCHOA (93)
            2.         LAST TO FIRE (86)
            3.         FEATURE HERO (78)
            4.         PRICELESS FEATURE (67)
            5.         WICKED COURAGE (62)
            6.         RYLEES BOY (44)
            7.         CHECK N FETCH (25)
            8.         REMEMBERING SPENCE (21)
            9.         PROSPECT TO THE TOP (18)
            10.       HES OUR SECRET (13)
 
Bon Accord (12), Far Niente (11), Sparky E Boy (5), Otoole Hero (5), Joker On Jack (3), Jody Pops Zoomer (2), Matabari (2), Cold Cash 123 (1), Significant Heart (1), Captain Strawfly (1)


The 10 voters are:

Ed Burgart (Los Alamitos announcer/handicapper)
Martha Claussen (Q-Racing Ace, writer/handicapper)
Mike Cusortelli (writer/handicapper)
Mike Joyce (TVG analyst)
Tom Dawson (Q-Racing Ace, network television producer)
Dale Day (Remington Park announcer/handicapper)
Jerry Shottenkirk (Horseplayernow.com, handicapper/oddsmaker)
Jeremy Plonk (Night School co-founder/host)
Terry Turrell (Horseplayernow.com handicapper)
Ty Wyant (writer, Daily Racing Form and AQHA)