Life at Top of Poll Stays Steady
Nellie Delaney continues reign over AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com Poll.
March 19, 2014
Life at the top remained firm in this week's AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com National Poll for the older horses. Los Alamitos Winter Championship (G1) heroine Nellie Delaney continued a solid grip on the No. 1 spot by accumulating 103 of a possible 110 points in the balloting. TF Featured Effort, winner of the KOFX-FM Handicap (G2) and West Texas Maturity (G3), held the second spot narrowly over Viva Mi Corazon, the Los Alamitos Winter Derby (G1) winner.
One new runner entered the Top 10 this week, New Mexico-based Here Kittykittykitty, two-time winner of Sunland Park's Mesilla Valley Speed Handicap (RG2). The veteran 7-year-old earner of $658,824 checked in this week at No. 9.
The AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com National Poll for 2-year-olds will debut later this spring.
NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS & OLDER
1. NELLIE DELANEY (103)
2. TF FEATURED EFFORT (92)
3.VIVA MI CORAZON (88)
4. DASH MASTER JESS (59)
5. QUICK DYNASTY (53)
6.WOODYS ALLSTAR (31)
7.SOMETHIN LIKE THIS (28)
8.NATIVE TEA ROSE (27)
9. HERE KITTYKITTYKITTY (21)
10. EYE ON CORONA (17)
Rylees Boy (16), Glitter In My Face (13), JB James (12), Spirit Leader (10), Check N Fetch (8), Llano Cartel (6), Featured Hero (4), SS Paydirt (3), Too Flash For You (3), Heza Fast Rogue (2), Another Oatie (2), Shez Jess Toxic (1), Open Me A Corona (1), Splendiferous Diva (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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