RP Winners Jump Into Poll
Remington winners are quick off the mark and into the national poll.
March 12, 2014
Remington Park’s opening weekend took little time to influence the national polls, as two of its initial stakes winners of the season entered this week’s AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com National Poll.
Sunday’s $52,700 Eastex Stakes (G2) winner, Somethin Like This, entered the rankings at No. 8, while Sunday’s $77,000 Mighty Deck Three Stakes (R) winner, JB James, who defeated champion 3-year-old Feature Hero, checked in at No. 10.
The poll, restricted to horses who have started at least once so far in 2014, was led for the second straight week by Nellie Delaney, heroine of the Los Alamitos Winter Championship (G1). TF Featured Effort, already a two-time stakes winner in 2014, remained No. 2 this week after debuting in that spot March 5.
National rankings for the 2-year-olds will debut later in the spring. The AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com Poll is released every Wednesday of the season from March through the end of the calendar year.
NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS & OLDER
1. NELLIE DELANEY (103)
2. TF FEATURED EFFORT (92)
3. VIVA MI CORAZON (88)
4. DASH MASTER JESS (51)
5. QUICK DYNASTY (46)
6. NATIVE TEA ROSE (39)
7. WOODYS ALLSTAR (27)
8. SOMETHIN LIKE THIS (25)
9. EYE ON CORONA (22)
10. JB JAMES (20)
Rylees Boy (17), Here Kittykittykitty, (14), Spirit Leader (10), Check N Fetch (8), SS Paydirt (6), Llano Cartel (6), Dashin Beduino (4), Feature Hero (4), Too Flash For You (3), Open Me A Corona (3), Splendiferous Diva (1), Another Otie (1), Shez Jess Toxic (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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