Remington Winners Rise in Poll
Lovethewayyoulie, Bon Accord make big moves in the poll.
June 4, 2014
Saturday’s “Mega-Card” of stakes at Remington Park made quite an impression on pollsters in this week’s AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com National Polls, as leading juvenile and older-horse campaigners moved near the top of their respective rankings.
Heritage Place Futurity (G1) winner Lovethewayyoulie skyrocketed to No. 2 among the 2-year-olds, while Remington Park Invitational Championship (G1) victor Bon Accord assumed the No. 2 spot among the 3-year-old-and-older set.
The divisional leader among the juveniles continues to be Kiss My Hocks, fastest qualifier to this weekend’s Ruidoso Futurity (G1) and already winner of the Sam Houston Futurity (G2) on the young season. Kiss My Hocks held a narrow 105-103 lead in balloting this week for the No. 1 spot over the fast-rising Lovethewayyoulie. Paint Me Perry, who has spent some time atop the 2-year-old poll this season, held down the No. 3 spot.
Nellie Delaney, heroine of the Los Alamitos Winter Championship (G1), continued her reign atop the 3-year-old-and-older division for the 14th consecutive week. The gap tightened some, 103-94, as Bon Accord offered the most recent statement in the division.
NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS
1. KISS MY HOCKS (105)
2. LOVETHEWAYYOULIE (103)
3. PAINT ME PERRY (71)
4. IM A FANCY PYC (70)
5. OLD GIRL (69)
6. BV TRAVELIN SOLDIER (50)
7. BOI GEORGE (42)
8. GOTTA RUN MISS (31)
9. PYB PLACE YOUR BET (27)
10. COUNT DE MONET (15)
Winning Merlot (9), Hemps Jumpn Lajolla (6), BP Down South (6), JM Famous Master (3), Cartel Rosie (2), Glimpse Of Dash (3), Famous Corona Lady (1), Jess A Rogue (1)
NATIONAL RANKINS, 3-YEAR-OLDS & OLDER
1. NELLIE DELANEY (103)
2. BON ACCORD (94)
3. VIVA MI CORAZON (88)
4. LLANO CARTEL (75)
5. TF FEATURED EFFORT (56)
6. THIS DUDE CAN FLY (53)
7. DASH MASTER JESS (35)
8. ROCK YOU (21)
9. ONE VALIANT HERO (20)
10. ALL OUT ARROGANT (15)
Feature Mr Who (13), Somethin Like This (12), Native Tea Rose (12), Feature Hero (5), This Candys Awesome (5), Eye On Corona (4), Jody Pops Zoomer (2), Wahoo (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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