Moonist Reaffirms Top Spot

A scintillating win firms up the No. 1 placing.

Quarter Racing Journal

Moonist strengthens his position in this week's poll.

Away since his February 14 score in the Los Alamitos Winter Championship (G1), Moonist's smashing return on May 20 in an allowance race reaffirmed his top spot in the latest AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com National Poll of the 3-year-olds-and-older division. The poll’s top vote-getter with 104 of 110 possible points, Moonist advanced to 3-for-3 on the season and maintains a 10-point edge in the balloting over Leo Stakes (G1) winner Zoomin Effortlessly. Moonist has been top-ranked in every poll released this season, dating back to early March. There were no major changes to the rankings this week in the elder division, but note No.8 Jess Good Candy is slated to run Sunday in a trial for the Ruidoso Derby (G1).

The 2-year-old poll also remained unchanged this week, as Teller Baja continues a rock-solid 102-88 lead over No. 2-rated Just Call Me Carter. The complexion of the juvenile picture should come into more focus this weekend as trials for the $1 million-estimated Ruidoso Futurity (G1) take place Friday and Saturday. Just Call Me Carter headlines the Friday set of trials and could make a case for the top spot.

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS

1.         TELLER BAJA (102)
2.         JUST CALL ME CARTER (88)
3.         CORONAS FIRST DIVA (83)
4.         ONE PROUD EAGLE (82)
5.         EYEMA BLUE WAGON (66)
6.         DUPONTE (53)
7.         V POWER (31)
8.         RDD LAJOLLANFASTDASH (25)
9.         RUNNING DRAGON (24)
10.       SWEET ANNIE GL (16)
 
Louisiana Jewels (8), El Carretonero G 3 (6), Dragon N Panther (4), Senator Teller (4), Desdemona Rambler (3), Sizzlin Stewart (3), Tac My Time (3), Jess Prize Me (2), Okies CC (1)
 
NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS & OLDER

1.         MOONIST (104)
2.         ZOOMIN EFFORTLESSLY (94)
3.         MOONIN THE EAGLE (75)
4.         JRC CALLAS FIRST (70)
5.         AJS HIGH (48)
6.         HEZA DASHA FIRE (44)
7.         EC JET ONE (35)
8.         JESS GOOD CANDY (34)
9.         QUIRKY (29)
10.       A TRES OF PAINT (21)
 
Fire On The Fly (11), Jessies First Down (10), Scoopies Leaving You (6), BV Midnite Express (5), Once Over (4), Queen Washita (4), Im Beau Brown (3), TLC Dale (3), Rylees Bud (2), Fly Thru The Fire (2), Carson City Girl (1)

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