Polls Steady in Mid-September

Leaders hang on to positions in racing poll.

Q-Racing Journal

Kiss My Hocks and Too Flash For You trend at the top of the racing poll.

Kiss My Hocks, the nation's top-rated 2-year-old, and Too Flash For You, who heads the rankings among the older horses, continued their reigns atop this week's AQHA Racing- Horseplayernow.com national polls. Pollsters made no changes to either Top-10 list this week.
 
All eyes are on the younger generation in the rankings. The 2-year-old crown appears up for grabs with All American Futurity (G1) winner JM Miracle ascending only to the No. 2 spot last week, unable to displace two-time major futurity hero Kiss My Hocks. And, among the 3-year-old-and-older set, it’s the sophomores dominating the balloting with Too Flash For You and Houdini ranking 1-2 following their All American Derby (G1) showdown. Meanwhile, No. 5-ranked Moonist, yet another top 3-year-old in this crop, returns to action this weekend in the PCQHRA Derby trials at Los Alamitos with a chance to further his case.
 
NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS
 
1.         KISS MY HOCKS (101)
2.         JM MIRACLE (92)
3.         HEZA DASHA FIRE (85)
4.         TRENDI (81)
5.         LOVETHEWAYYOULIE (54)
6.         PAINT  ME PERRY (36)
7.         MAD ABOUT THE MOON (35)
8.         OLD GIRL (33)
9.         BODACIOUS EAGLE (22)
10.       SAM CROW (13)
 
Exquisite Stride (9), Game (8), Gotta Run Miss (5), Im A Fancy PYC (5), PYB Place Your Bet (4), BV Travelin Soldier (4), Discontent (3), Hezadashinbye (3), Thunderball B (3), Eagle On The Fly (3), Boi George (2), Apollitical Blood (2), Hemps Jumpn Lajolla (1), Count De Monet (1)
 
 
NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS & OLDER
 
1.         TOO FLASH FOR YOU (102)
2.         HOUDINI (86)
3.         NELLIE DELANEY (71)
4.         BON ACCORD (67)
5.         MOONIST (55)
6.         FAR NIENTE (45)
7.         DM STREAKN THRU FIRE (40)
8.         VIVA MI CORAZON (33)
9.         ROCK YOU (28)
10.       FIVE BAR CARTEL (22)
 
Llano Cartel (17), Jody Pops Zoomer (12), One Valiant Hero (8), Jesscuzican (5), Feature Mr Who (4), Zoomin Away (4), Wahoo (2), All Out Arrogant (2), TF Featured Effort (1), 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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