Heza Dasha Fire Rises in the Rankings

Last year's champion 2-year-old gelding ranks fifth in the 3-year-old and older division of the AQHA Racing-HorseplayerNow.com national poll.

Q-Racing Journal

Champion Heza Dasha Fire holds the fifth spot in the 3-year-old and older division of the AQHA Racing-HorseplayerNow.com national poll.

After setting the fastest qualifying time on Sunday for the November 1, $859,400 Los Alamitos Super Derby (G1), champion Heza Dasha Fire made a solid move this week in the AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com national rankings.

Last year's champion 2-year-old gelding moved up three spots to No. 5 among the 3-year-old-and-older division, which continues to be paced this week by Apollitical Blood. Support has been growing as well for Moonist, who gained one spot to No. 2 this week ahead of Dashin Brown Streak.

As for the 2-year-old rankings, All American Futurity champ Jess Good Candy continues as the unanimous No. 1 this week. The new face to the top 10 was Famous Little Reba, debuting at No. 7. The upset winner of Saturday's $448,515 Dash For Cash Futurity (G1) at Lone Star Park now has won half of her six starts this year and chalked up her first major stakes victory.

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS
1. JESS GOOD CANDY (110)
2. WALK THRU CRYSTAL (97)
3. BV MIDNITE EXPRESS (76)
4. FIRST VALIANT SIGN (72)
5. TRES FRIENDS (65)
6. ONE FABULOUS EAGLE (53)
7. FAMOUS LITTLE REBA (40)
8. REGARD WITH RESPECT (22)
9. IVAN JAMES (15)
10. IMA FEARLESS HERO (9)
Jessa Louisiana Zoom (8), Mayleen PYC (7), TF Im That Guy (7), Tee Chic (5), Nucky (5), Phoebes Dynasty (4), A Tres Of Paint (4), Not Perry Pretty (3), Magic Black Jack (2), The Fiscal Cliff (1)

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS & OLDER
1. APOLLITICAL BLOOD (106)
2. MOONIST (85)
3. DASHIN BROWN STREAK (78)
4. KISS MY HOCKS (76)
5. HEZA DASHA FIRE (53)
6. FAR NIENTE (49)
7. MATABARI (40)
8. ROCK YOU (33)
9. QUIRKY (32)
10. JRC CALLAS FIRST (19)
BF Farm Boss (9), Zoomin Effortlessly (11), Sam Crow (7), Fire Fortune (6), 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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