AQHA Racing Poll

Top runners prepare at Ruidoso.

Top runners prepare at Ruidoso.

The AQHA Racing National Polls again remained virtually unchanged this week, but a big weekend of racing is on tap with four horses in each poll entered in the trials for the All American Futurity (G1) on Friday and Saturday and the All American Derby (G1) on Sunday at Ruidoso Downs.

In the 2-year-old poll, the unanimous No. 1-ranked Eagle Jazz will race in the 13th of 14 heats on Saturday in his quest to advance to the $3 million final on Labor Day. If he does, the One Dashing Eagle gelding will have a chance to earn the $4 million All American Triple Crown bonus after earlier winning the Grade 1 Ruidoso and Rainbow futurities. A victory on Labor Day would also make him the sport’s all-time richest runner.

Eagle Jazz’s rival all year, No. 2-ranked Uptown Dynasty, will run in the third heat on Saturday. Eagle Jazz and Uptown Dynasty finished in a dead heat to win the Ruidoso Futurity, and then Eagle Jazz prevailed by three-parts of a length in the Rainbow Futurity.

Other top 2-year-olds in action include No. 5-ranked This Is An Eagle in the ninth trial on Saturday and No. 9-ranked Fire And Sass in the ninth on Friday.

The majority of 3-year-olds in the poll for older horses will be in action and hoping to make up ground on No. 1-ranked 6-year-old Zoomin Effortlessly. Four horses in the top 10 are entered in the All American Derby trials: No. 2 Hold Air Hostage, No. 6 Tough To Bee, No. 7 Magical Jess and No. 8 High Plains Perry.

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS AND OLDER

1. ZOOMIN EFFORTLESSLY (93)
2. HOLD AIR HOSTAGE (87)
3. JESSIES FIRST DOWN (76)
4. BODACIOUS EAGLE (73)
5. BH LISAS BOY (64)
6. TOUGH TO BEE (45)
7. MAGICAL JESS (42)
8. HIGH PLAINS PERRY (17)
9. (tie) HE LOOKS HOT (11)
9. (tie) RUNNING DRAGON (11)

HEZA LOUISIANA DASH (6), APOLLITICAL OK (5), TIME FOR WINE (5), JESS GOOD REASON (4), POLITICALLY CORRUPT (3), DASH QUICK PERRY (2), IMAQTPIE (2), SKY BO DASH (2), PERCYJONES (1), SAM CROW (1)

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS

1  EAGLE JAZZ (100)
2. UPTOWN DYNASTY (83)
3. NYMERIA (77)
4. KVN CORONA (73)
5. THIS IS AN EAGLE (52)
6. DASHNUNDER AFULLMOON (41)
7. LA VENCEDORA (33)
8. J FIRE UP (24)
9. FIRE AND SASS (16)
10. (tie) SIXES FLASH (12)
10. (tie) TOGETHER TO THE END (12)

JUST ANOTHER NATURAL (7), SUENOS DINEROS (7), BIGG DADDY (6), IMA CHINA RUSH (5), BLUE EYED FANCE (2)

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