Polls Remain Firm Heading into All American Weekend

A Revenant, Jess Good Candy top this week's AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com polls.

Q-Racing Journal

The AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com polls hold firm heading into Labor Day weekend.

Monday's prestigious $3 million All American Futurity (G1) will be well-represented by horses in this week's AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com National Poll for 2-year-olds.

The 10 finalists feature a matchup between No. 4-ranked Apolltical Chad and No. 5-ranked Coronas First Diva as that pair sets its sights on the top perch. Rainbow Futurity (G1) winner A Revenant, who did not compete in the All American Futurity trials, remains the No. 1 juvenile in the land heading into the week. Also note that No. 6-ranked Teller Baja competes Monday in the $500,000 All American Juvenile Invitational Stakes after just missing the final for the All American Futurity.

There were no major changes to either the 2-year-old poll or that of the 3-year-olds and older this week. The elder horses continue to be paced by unanimous No. 1 Jess Good Candy. Though he won his trial for Sunday's $2.4 million All American Derby (G1) final, Jess Good Candy did not qualify fast enough on time.

Fastest qualifier Volcom Bay sits just outside the poll this week as the 12th-highest vote-getter in the rankings. She's just ahead of fellow Derby finalists EC Jet One and One Fabulous Eagle in balloting and any of the three figure to make a huge move forward with a winning performance on Sunday.

 
NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS
1.         A REVENANT (107)
2.         DUPONTE (88)
3.         CHAZAQ (87)
4.         APOLLTICAL CHAD (82)
5.         CORONAS FIRST DIVA (61)
6.         TELLER BAJA (53)
7.         ONE PROUD EAGLE (37)
8.         JESS CALL ME CARTER (29)
9.         AJS ANNA SMOKE (28)
10.       HOT INDY CHICK (8)
 
Tough To Bee (6), Platinum FDD (5), Sweet Annie GL (3), V Power (3), Eyema Blue Wagon (3), Paint My Pilot (2), One Famous Beau (2), CB Come Fly With Me (1)
 
 
NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS & OLDER
1.         JESS GOOD CANDY (110)
2.         VALIANT ROGUE (88)
3.         AJS HIGH (69)
4.         MOONIN THE EAGLE (67)
5.         HE LOOKS HOT (53)
6.         QUIRKY (35)
7.         ZOOMIN EFFORTLESSLY (34)
8.         HEZA DASHA FIRE (30)
9.         RITE REGAL (26)
10.       MOONIST (19)
 
JRC Callas First (18), Volcom Bay (16), EC Jet One (15), One Fabulous Eagle (8), GYR Jammer (6), Jessies First Down (4), Fire On The Fly (3), Houdini (2), Queen Washita (2), This Candys Awesome (1)

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