Tres Friends Zips Up Racing Poll

Now a two-time Grade 1 winner, Tres Friends advances in the national rankings.

Q-Racing Journal

Tres Friends leaps up the racing poll.

Behind a second major finals victory of the season, Tres Friends rose two spots to No. 2 this week in the AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com National Poll for 2-year-olds. Saturday's $1,151,777 Texas Classic Futurity (G1) winner now sits just behind All American Futurity (G1) winner Jess Good Candy in the poll. Tres Friends also tallied the prestigious Rainbow Futurity (G1) in July. There were no newcomers to the Top 10 juveniles this week.

As for the older horses, Moonist continues to pace the polling, 105-95, over Heza Dasha Fire this week. The poll did welcome Bodacious Eagle at No. 7 after the gelding upset No. 3-ranked Apollitical Blood in the $415,585 Texas Classic Derby (G1). All American Gold Cup (G1) winner Rock You, winner of Sunday's Z. Wayne Griffin Director’s Stakes at Los Alamitos, earned a Champion of Champions (G1) berth and this week's No. 10 ranking.
 
NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS
 
1.         JESS GOOD CANDY (105)
2.         TRES FRIENDS (94)
3.         WALK THRU CRYSTAL (80)
4.         LITTLE TALKS (72)
5.         BV MIDNITE EXPRESS (56)
6.         FIRST VALIANT SIGN (51)
7.         ONE FABULOUS EAGLE (39)
8.         REGARD WITH RESPECT (30)
9.         DOCS BEST CARD (21)
10.       FAMOUS LITTLE REBA (17)
 
Jessa Louisiana Zoom (14), Careless Lightning (8), TF Im That Guy (5), Tee Chic (4), A Tres Of Paint (3), Not Perry Pretty (2), First Fancy Racy (2), Mayleen PYC (1), Ima Fearless Hero (1)
 
NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS & OLDER
 
1.         MOONIST (105)
2.         HEZA DASHA FIRE (95)
3.         APOLLITICAL BLOOD (82)
4.         DAYTONA B (69)
5.         DASHIN BROWN STREAK (64)
6.         FAR NIENTE (48)
7.         BODACIOUS EAGLE (47)
8.         QUIRKY (20)
9.         KISS MY HOCKS (18)
10.       ROCK YOU (15)
 
JRC Callas First (13), Sam Crow (8), BF Farm Boss (6), Marys Coronitas (4), Sudden Separation (2), Open Me A Corona (2), Zoomin Effortlessly (2), Fire Fortune (1)

Voting Panel:

Ed Burgart (Los Alamitos)
Martha Claussen (Wrangler Racing Ace)
Mike Cusortelli (Stallionesearch.com)
Tom Dawson (Sports Television Producer)
Dale Day (Remington Park)
Ben Hudson (TRACK Magazine)
Dave Weaver (TVG)
Jeremy Plonk (Horse Player NOW)
Jerry Shottenkirk (Horse Player NOW)
Terry Turrell (Horse Player NOW)
Ty Wyant (Ruidoso Downs)

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