'Nellie' Holds Firm Atop Poll

Grade 1 heroine holds firm to her poll position.

Q-Racing Journal

Nellie Delaney leads the way in the Top 10 Poll.

There were no major changes to this week's AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com National Poll for older horses as Nellie Delaney continued to lead the charge. The Los Alamitos Winter Championship (G1) heroine garnered 100 out of 110 possible points in this week’s balloting.

While the Top 10 remained intact this week, pollsters did make a slight shuffle with No. 8 Moonist leaping one spot over Somethin Like This. The latter, winner of the Eastex Handicap (G2) and runner-up in the Leo Stakes (G1), slid one spot after finishing fourth Sunday in a Remington Park allowance as the odds-on favorite.

The season's first national poll for 2-year-olds will debut next week and run each Wednesday through the end of the calendar year.

1.         NELLIE DELANEY (100)
2.         VIVA MI CORAZON (93)
3.         TF FEATURED EFFORT (89)
4.         LLANO CARTEL (78)
5.         DASH MASTER JESS (63)
6.         FEATURE MR WHO (40)
7.         ONE VALIANT HERO (36)
8.         MOONIST (19)
9.         SOMETHIN LIKE THIS (18)
10.       NATIVE TEA ROSE (12)
Quick Dynasty (11), This Candys Awesome (10), Eye On Corona (8), Rock You (7), Wicked Courage (6), BF Farm Boy (5), I Azoomed You Knew (5), DM Streakn Thru Fire (2), Spirit Leader (2), Feature Hero (1), Here Kittykittykitty (1)

The 11 voters are:

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

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