Poll Welcomes Newcomers

Major winners enter the AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com Top 10.

Q-Racing Journal
April 24, 2013

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A successful title defense in the Bank of America Sam Houston Championship Challenge (G1) earned Kool Country Man a No. 6 spot in this week’s AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com National Top 10 rankings. The son of Country Chicks Man was one of two newcomers to the poll this week. He was joined by Remington Park Oklahoma-Bred Derby (R) winner Brace For Bernal, whose fourth consecutive victory jumped him this week into the No. 7 perch nationally.

The top half of the poll remained unchanged as Los Alamitos Winter Championship (G1) hero Rylees Boy remains a unanimous No. 1 among pollsters.

The AQHARacing-Horseplayernow.com National Top 10 rankings are presented each Wednesday of the racing season through year’s end. The national poll for 2-year-olds will debut soon.

    1. RYLEES BOY (100)
    2. PJ CHICK IN BLACK (77)
    4. FIRST IN CLASS DBS (57)
    6. KOOL COUNTRY MAN (47)
    7. BRACE FOR BERNAL (37)
    8. TRES OF LINDA (36)
    9. FEATURE MR WHO (23)
    10. MR EASE CARTEL (17)

Fast Prize Mike (15), Big Boi (10), Fast Prize Jordan (6), Habits Secret (2), Flirtingwithamiracle (2), Bills Last (1), Revv Me Up (1), Texas Energy B (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)