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Rylees Boy Leads Poll Into May

Heading into May, Rylees Boy holds firm poll lead.

Q-Racing Journal
May 1, 2013

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Los Alamitos Winter Championship (G1) victor Rylees Boy continued his unanimous grasp of the No. 1 spot in this week’s AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com National Top 10 rankings. It is a position he has held onto since December 19, 2012, when his Champion of Champions (G1) victory catapulted him to the top. The Arizona-bred with 22 wins from 45 career starts closed the 2012 balloting at No. 1, picked up another Grade 1 win and then debuted at the highest perch when the poll returned for the 2013 season in March.

This week’s Top 10 included some minor shuffling of opinions from pollsters. Fast Prize Mike returned to the rankings at No. 10 after dangling just off the fringe of the poll in recent weeks.

The AQHA Racing-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 next Wednesday, May 8. The early season’s leading juveniles include Coronado Cartel, winner of the Remington Park Oklahoma-bred Futurity (R); WR Golden Eagle, heroine of the West Texas Futurity (G1); and fellow filly Especially Tres, winner of the Sam Houston Futurity (G2).

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS & OLDER
 
    1. RYLEES BOY (100)
    2. PJ CHICK IN BLACK (76)
    3. REMEMBERING SPENCE (69)
    4. FIRST IN CLASS DBS (63)
    5. KOOL COUNTRY MAN (47)
    6. TF FEATURED EFFORT (46)
    7. TRES OF LINDA (40)
    8. BRACE FOR BERNAL (28)
    9. FEATURE MR WHO (23)
    10. FAST PRIZE MIKE (18)

Mr Ease Cartel (13), Big Boi (10), Fast Prize Jordan (6), Habits Secret (2), Bills Last (1), T Boy C (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)