'Kiss' Gets Second Stay at No. 1

Talented youngster heads to No. 1 spot in racing poll.

Q-Racing Journal

Kiss My Hocks sits atop this week's juvenile poll.

Kiss My Hocks returned to the No. 1 spot in this week's AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com National Poll for 2-year-olds after setting the fastest qualifying time for the $700,000 Ruidoso Futurity (G1). The Sam Houston Futurity (G2) champ ran his record to 3-for-3 and reclaimed the poll's top perch from Paint Me Perry.

This Saturday's $1,020,980 Heritage Place Futurity (G1) at Remington Park will give Paint Me Perry a chance to restate his case immediately. The closing weekend feature in Oklahoma City also boasts this week's No. 3-ranked juvenile, Im A Fancy PYC, in an early season showdown.

As for the older horses, Nellie Delaney continued her 13th week at No. 1 on the strength of her Los Alamitos Winter Championship (G1) score. Rock You moved into the poll at No. 9 this week, following his $943,127 Ruidoso Derby (G1) trial victory, his third on the season in as many tries.
 
NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS
 
1.         KISS MY HOCKS (105)
2.         PAINT ME PERRY (100)
3.         IM A FANCY PYC (86)
4.         OLD GIRL (80)
5.         BOI GEORGE (58)
6.         GOTTA RUN MISS (41)
7.         PYB PLACE YOUR BET (38)
8.         WINNING MERLOT (33)
9.         BP DOWN SOUTH (22)
10.       HEMPS JUMPN LAJOLLA (11)
 
Glimpse Of Dash (9), JM Famous Master (6), Great Grace (6), Jess A Rogue (4), El Damazo (3), Count De Monet (1), Apolitical Pac (1), Meduzza (1)
 
NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS & OLDER
 
1.         NELLIE DELANEY (106)
2.         VIVA MI CORAZON (92)
3.         LLANO CARTEL (84)
4.         TF FEATURED EFFORT (83)
5.         DASH MASTER JESS (56)
6.         FEATURE MR WHO (40)
7.         ALL OUT ARROGANT (29)
8.         ONE VALIANT HERO (26)
9.         ROCK YOU (22)
10.       NATIVE TEA ROSE (16)
 
Somethin Like This (13), Eye On Corona (11), This Candys Awesome (10), Moonist (9), BF Farm Boy (5), Wicked Courage (5), Dash For Cache (2), DM Streakn Thru Fire (2), Wahoo (1), Feature Hero (1), Mister Big (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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