AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com Poll

Heza Dasha Fire soars to top of racing poll.

Heza Dasha Fire soars to top of racing poll.

Reigning world champion Heza Dasha Fire put an exclamation mark on his comeback Sunday at Los Alamitos by winning the $125,000 Robert L. Boniface Los Alamitos Invitational Championship (G1), earning this week's No. 1 position in the AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com National Poll for 3-year-olds and older. A 13-time winner from 16 career races, Heza Dasha Fire has fully recovered from having surgery in February to remove multiple knee chips and missing a large part of the 2016 season. He has now earned his way back to a potential title defense in the Champion of Champions (G1) in December.

Heza Dasha Fire moved up two spots this week to the top perch, supplanting star 3-year-olds EC Jet One and Jess Good Candy, who checked in this week at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.

As for the 2-year-old rankings, All American Futurity (G1) winner Imperial Eagle remained a near-unanimous top choice with 109 of 110 possible points in the balloting this week. Eye N Capo debuted in the Top 10 at No. 8 after the fastest qualifier tallied the final for the $384,615 Dash For Cash Futurity (G2) at Lone Star Park. Multiple stakes-winning juvenile Duponte remained No. 4 in the poll, despite a runner-up effort behind the developing Eye N Capo, who was making just his second lifetime start.

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS
 
1.  IMPERIAL EAGLE (109)
2.  A REVENANT (95)
3.  CHAZAQ (79)
4.  DUPONTE (71)
5.   APOLLTICAL CHAD (67)
6.    CORONAS FIRST DIVA (52)
7.  THE MARFA LIGHTS (48)
8.    EYE N CAPO (26)
9.    TELLER BAJA (14)
10.   ONE PROUD EAGLE (13)
 
Racy High Roller (10), Just Call Me Carter (8), Chainman (5), AJs Anna Smoke (3), RDD Lajollanfastdash (2)
 
NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS & OLDER
 
1.   HEZA DASHA FIRE (100)
2.    EC JET ONE (98)
3.   JESS GOOD CANDY (94)
4.   VALIANT ROGUE (60)
5.   MOONIN THE EAGLE (55)
6.   AJS HIGH (43)
7.   JESSIES FIRST DOWN (34)
8.   HE LOOKS HOT (29)
9.    SASS ME BLUE (22)
10.   MOONIST (16)
 
Celtic Emblem (15), Brave Heart Won (12), BH Lisas Boy (9), Quirky (6), Volcom Bay (4), JRC Callas First (3), GYR Jammer (2), Rite Regal (1), Little Talks (1), Fantastic Six Pack (1)

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