Top Pollsters Hold Firm Into All American Trials

Q-Racing Journal

The poll toppers hold firm this week as they prepare for All American trials.

The top-rated 2-year-old and older horse in this week's AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com National Polls will be in action this week at Ruidoso Downs competing in trials for the Grade 1 All American Futurity and Derby. In advance of their trial dates, both Kiss My Hocks and Houdini maintained their No. 1 perches atop their respective polls in balloting this week.

Kiss My Hocks is entered in Race 8 on Friday’s All American Futurity trials card at Ruidoso Downs – the only Top 10-ranked juvenile entered on Day 2 of the sport’s most important trials. No. 3-ranked Trendi headlines Thursday’s All American Futurity trials at Ruidoso Downs, competing in Race 2 on the card. The Thursday trial lineup also includes No. 7 Im A Fancy PYC in Race 11 and No. 10 Girlonthego later in Race 12.

Houdini returns to action in Saturday’s Race 8 at Ruidoso among a full card of All American Derby trials. That day's lineup also includes No. 4-ranked Rock You battling in Race 6 and No. 6-rated Viva Mi Corazon in Race 10.
 
NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS
 
1.         KISS MY HOCKS (106)
2.         HEZA DASHA FIRE (98)
3.         TRENDI (94)
4.         LOVETHEWAYYOULIE (71)
5.         OLD GIRL (46)
6.         PAINT ME PERRY (45)
7.         IMA 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), Bodacious Eagle (5), Hezadashinbye (3), Boi George (2), Count De Monet (2), Oneapolliticalflight (1), Hemps Jumpn Lajolla (1)
 
NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS & OLDER
 
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.         JODY POPS ZOOMER (20)
10.       TF FEATURED EFFORT (19)
 
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), Vodka With Ice (2), Hes Relentless (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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