National Rankings Find a New 'Hero'

Ima Fearless Hero joins the national rankings.

Q-Racing Journal

Ima Fearless Hero joins the Racing Poll

Ima Fearless Hero, winner of Saturday's $385,000 PCQHRA Breeders Futurity (G2) at Los Alamitos, earned inclusion in this week's AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com national poll for 2-year-olds. The gelded son of Valiant Hero debuted in the rankings at No. 10 and became the only newcomer to the polls this week. Ima Fearless Hero has won four of his last five starts on the West Coast.
 
The juvenile rankings continue to be led by All American Futurity (G1) winner Jess Good Candy, once again a unanimous No. 1 in the balloting. Walk Thru Crystal, BV Midnite Express, First Valiant Sign and Tres Friends round out the top five.
 
Among the older horses, there were no major changes to this week’s top 10. Apollitical Blood continues to lead with Dashin Brown Streak and Moonist garnering much attention in the rankings at No. 2 and 3, respectively. Among the ranked 3-year-olds-and-older group, No. 8 Heza Dasha Fire is scheduled to return this Sunday in trials for the Los Alamitos Super Derby (G1).
 
NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS
 
1.         JESS GOOD CANDY (110)
2.         WALK THRU CRYSTAL (96)
3.         BV MIDNITE EXPRESS (76)
4.         FIRST VALIANT SIGN (73)
5.         TRES FRIENDS (63)
6.         ONE FABULOUS EAGLE (56)
7.         REGARD WITH RESPECT (23)
8.         NUCKY (21)
9.         IVAN JAMES (19)
10.       IMA FEARLESS HERO (15)
 
Jessa Louisiana Zoom (12), Mayleen PYC (7), TF Im That Guy (7), Tee Chic (7), Phoebes Dynasty (5), A Tres Of Paint (5), My Royal Wagon (4), Magic Black Jack (3), Not Perry Pretty (3)
 
NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS & OLDER
 
1.         APOLLITICAL BLOOD (106)
2.         DASHIN BROWN STREAK (90)
3.         MOONIST (85)
4.         KISS MY HOCKS (74)
5.         FAR NIENTE (51)
6.         QUIRKY (37)
7.         MATABARI (33)
8.         HEZA DASHA FIRE (29)
9.         ROCK YOU (28)
10.       JRC CALLAS FIRST (27)
 
Zoomin Effortlessly (12), Sam Crow (11), BF Farm Boss (10), Forget It (5), Fire Fortune (5), Open Me A Corona (1), Pure D Spit (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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