AQHA Racing - Horseplayernow.com Poll

Heza Dasha Fire gains momentum in poll.

Heza Dasha Fire gains momentum in poll.

The initial post-Labor Day reaction in the AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com national polls showed a strong influence on the results of the All American Derby (G1) and All American Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs. But returning world champion Heza Dasha Fire appears to have made a slow-burning impact with his convincing September 4 score in the Go Man Go Handicap (G1) at Los Alamitos. Off for seven months, he earned a 102 speed index in his stakes return romp and this week closed the gap on top-ranked EC Jet One and Jess Good Candy in the balloting. Heza Dasha Fire picked up nine additional points in the voting this week to 85, trailing the top pair now by only 15 and 13 points, respectively, among the nation's 3-year-old-and-older horses.

There were no major changes or shifts to the polls this week. Among the juveniles, All American Futurity victor Imperial Eagle remains a near-unanimous No. 1 with 109 of 110 possible points in the balloting. Owned by Chuck Robinson and trained by Tony Sedillo, Imperial Eagle currently is riding a four-race win streak.

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS
 
1.              IMPERIAL EAGLE (109)
2.              A REVENANT (84)
3.              CHAZAQ (76)
4.              DUPONTE (73)
5.              APOLLTICAL CHAD (67)
6.              CORONAS FIRST DIVA (65)
7.              THE MARFA LIGHTS (49)
8.              ONE PROUD EAGLE (26)
9.              TELLER BAJA (25)
10.          JUST CALL ME CARTER (12)
 
AJs Anna Smoke (8), RDD Lajollanfastdash (6), Sweet Annie GL (1), Magical Jess (1), JM Mister Destiny (1)
 
NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS & OLDER
 
1.              EC JET ONE (100)
2.              JESS GOOD CANDY (98)
3.              HEZA DASHA FIRE (85)
4.              VALIANT ROGUE (68)
5.              MOONIN THE EAGLE (60)
6.              AJS HIGH (50)
7.              HE LOOKS HOT (38)
8.              QUIRKY (25)
9.              CELTIC EMBLEM (24)
10.          MOONIST (16)
 
Brave Heart Won (13), Rite Regal (11), Volcom Bay (4), JRC Callas First (4), Jessies First Down (3), GYR Jammer (3), BH Lisas Boy (2), One Fabulous Eagle (1)

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