Newcomer Pops Into Poll

Jody Pops Zoomer joins the national rankings.

Q-Racing Journal

The poll had changes this week.

Jody Pops Zoomer, a two-time stakes winner this summer at Ruidoso Downs, raced his way into a No. 10 ranking in this week's AQHA National Poll for older horses. The Mr Jet Moore Stakes (G3) winner was the poll’s lone newcomer this week.

Houdini, hero of the Rainbow Derby (G1), continues atop the rankings for the third-straight week.

As for the 2-year-olds, the Top 10 stood pat this week. Kiss My Hocks continued his reign at No. 1 on the strength of his wins in the Sam Houston Futurity (G2) and Ruidoso Futurity (G1) and runner-up finish in the Rainbow Futurity (G1).

1.         KISS MY HOCKS (106)
2.         HEZA DASHA FIRE (98)
3.         TRENDI (94)
4.         LOVETHEWAYYOULIE (71)
5.         PAINT ME PERRY (44)
6.         OLD GIRL (43)
7.         IM A FANCY PYC (38)
8.         GAME (28)
9.         DISCONTENT (20)
10.       GIRLONTHEGO (14)
BV Travelin Soldier (11), Gotta Run Miss (6), JM Miracle (6), Eagle On The Fly (5), Hezadashinbye (4), Boi George (3), Count De Monet (3), Oneapolliticalflight (2), Hemps Jumpn Lajolla (1)
1.         HOUDINI (101)
2.         BON ACCORD (88)
3.         NELLIE DELANEY (76)
4.         ROCK YOU (71)
5.         FAR NIENTE (62)
6.         VIVA MI CORAZON (48)
7.         LLANO CARTEL (42)
8.         MOONIST (33)
9.         TF FEATURED EFFORT (21)
10.       JODY POPS ZOOMER (18)
One Valiant Hero (12), Feature Mr Who (6), Once Over (5), Dash Master Jess (5), This Dude Can Fly (5), BP Wagon Train (4), Her O Don Won (4), All Out Arrogant (2), Hes Relentless (2)
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 (, handicapper/oddsmaker)
Terry Turrell ( handicapper)
Ty Wyant (writer, Daily Racing Form and AQHA)

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