Top Mare Makes 'Significant' Poll Move

Significant Heart forges into the AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com Poll.

Q-Racing Journal

Significant Heart finds her way into the racing poll.

Abigail Kawananakoa's Significant Heart forged her way into this week’s AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com National Poll for 3-year-olds and older following her victory in Sunday’s $150,000 Mildred Vessels Memorial Handicap (G1) at Los Alamitos. The two-time stakes winner on the season advanced to No. 9 in the poll, which was led once again this week by Bon Accord. Significant Heart was the only newcomer to the rankings for the older horses.

There were no changes to the national rankings for the 2-year-olds, where a razor-thin consensus sees All American Futurity (G1) winner JM Miracle the narrowest of leaders, 97-96, over Ruidoso Futurity (G1) hero Kiss My Hocks.

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS

1. JM MIRACLE (97)
2. KISS MY HOCKS (96)
3. HEZA DASHA FIRE (85)
4. TRENDI (83)
5. LOVETHEWAYYOULIE (55)
6. MAD ABOUT THE MOON (45)
7. PAINT ME PERRY (35)
8. OLD GIRL (33)
9. BODACIOUS EAGLE (22)
10. SAM CROW (17)

BF Farm Boss (8), Gotta Run Miss (5), Apollitical Blood (5), Game (3), PYB Place Your Bet (4), BV Travelin Soldier (4), Hezadashinbye (3), Exquisite Stride (2), Boi George (2), Eagle On The Fly (2), Hemps Jumpn Lajolla (1), Count De Monet (1), AJs High (1)

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS & OLDER

1. BON ACCORD (105)
2. TOO FLASH FOR YOU (96)
3. HOUDINI (79)
4. MOONIST (70)
5. NELLIE DELANEY (48)
6. DM STREAKN THRU FIRE (39)
7. FAR NIENTE (34)
8. VIVA MI CORAZON (27)
9. SIGNIFICANT HEART (24)
10. ROCK YOU (22)

Five Bar Cartel (21), Llano Cartel (10), One Valiant Hero (7), Last To Fire (5), Jody Pops Zoomer (4), Feature Mr Who (3), Jesscuzican (3), TF Featured Effort (2), Wahoo (2), Zoomin Away (2), This Dude Can Fly (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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