AQHA Racing - Poll

All American winners rise up the racing poll.

All American winners rise up the racing poll.

The Labor Day weekend showcases at Ruidoso Downs had an immediate impact on the latest AQHA Top 10 national polls for both the 2-year-old division and that of the 3-year-olds and older. All American Futurity (G1) winner Imperial Eagle became a near-unanimous top-ranked juvenile with 109 of 110 possible points in the balloting. Meanwhile, All American Derby (G1) victor EC Jet One supplanted unbeaten Jess Good Candy, 104-98, atop the poll for the elder competitors.

Imperial Eagle, a gelded son of One Famous Eagle, was the fastest qualifier to the All American Futurity and did not disappoint. He’s now won four straight races since a runner-up bid in the West Texas Futurity (G2). Other All American Futurity alumni in this week’s rankings include runner-up The Marfa Lights at No. 7, third-place finisher Coronas First Diva at No. 6 and fourth-place finisher Apolltical Chad at No. 5.

The new king of the older horses, EC Jet One, is a perfect 5-for-5 on the season after capturing his third Derby final. He won the Hialeah and South Florida derbies this winter before gearing up for a run at the All American Derby. Celtic Emblem, second to EC Jet One at Ruidoso Downs, debuted in the rankings this week at No. 8. The elder-horse poll also saw returning superstar and reigning world champion Heza Dasha Fire ascend five spots to No. 3 this week following his trashing of the field in Sunday's Go Man Go Handicap (G1) at Los Alamitos.

1.         IMPERIAL EAGLE (109)
2.         A REVENANT (83)
3.         CHAZAQ (72)
4.         DUPONTE (71)
5.         APOLLTICAL CHAD (70)
6.         CORONAS FIRST DIVA (66)
7.         THE MARFA LIGHTS (44)
8.         ONE PROUD EAGLE (27)
9.         TELLER BAJA (24)
10.       JUST CALL ME CARTER (14)
AJs Anna Smoke (10), RDD Lajollanfastdash (7), Sweet Annie GL (1), Magical Jess (1), JM Mister Destiny (1), Platinum FDD (1)
1.         EC JET ONE (104)
2.         JESS GOOD CANDY (98)
3.         HEZA DASHA FIRE (76)
4.         VALIANT ROGUE (67)
5.         MOONIN THE EAGLE (60)
6.         AJS HIGH (57)
7.         HE LOOKS HOT (37)
8.         CELTIC EMBLEM (20)
9.         QUIRKY (19)
10.       RITE REGAL (14)
Moonist (13), Brave Heart Won (13), Volcom Bay (7), One Fabulous Eagle (6), GYR Jammer (4), JRC Callas First (4), BH Lisas Boy (3), Jessies First Down (3)

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