Recent Winners Crack Top 10

Feature Mr Who, Mr Ease Cartel join group.

Q-Racing Journal
April 10, 2013

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Two new faces joined this week’s AQHA National Top 10 rankings, which once again was headed by the unanimous No. 1 Rylees Boy. The newcomers were Feature Mr Who, who debuted at No. 7 following his win in the $107,370 Bank of America Sunland Championship Challenge (G2), and Mr Ease Cartel, now ranked No. 8 following his score in Los Alamitos’ $205,900 El Primero Del Ano Derby (G2). Both won their first stakes races, and Feature Mr Who earned a flashy 108 speed index in his Sunland Park score.

The national top 10 has really taken shape in recent weeks with last year’s champion 2-year-old filly PJ Chick In Black making a successful sophomore return in the West Texas Derby (G3) and First In Class DBS taking Remington Park’s first major Grade 1 of the older-horse division in the Leo Stakes.

The AQHA 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 later this spring as more juveniles embark on their racing careers.

    1. RYLEES BOY (100)
    3. PJ CHICK IN BLACK (72)
    5. FIRST IN CLASS DBS (51)
    6. TRES OF LINDA (41)
    7. FEATURE MR WHO (39)
    8. MR EASE CARTEL (29)
    9. FAST PRIZE MIKE (27)
    10. BIG BOI (12)
Brace For Bernal (9), Revv Me Up (8), Fast Prize Jordan (8), Henoshersecret (6), Bills Last (5), JD Baccarat (4), Tejas Energy B (3), ICU Deity (2), Hez Our Secret (2), Last To Fire (1), Habits Secret (1), Thisfeatureisspecial (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 (, handicapper/oddsmaker)
Jeremy Plonk (Night School co-founder/host)
Terry Turrell ( handicapper)
Ty Wyant (writer, Daily Racing Form and AQHA)