AQHA Racing Poll

J Fire Up, Mr PYC To You jump up racing poll.

J Fire Up, Mr PYC To You jump up racing poll.

The AQHA Racing National Polls saw some big changes this week after favored J Fire Up won the $1,745,450 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity (G1) and Mr PYC To You scored a shocking upset in the $750,000 Champion of Champions (G1) at Los Alamitos over the weekend.

In the 2-year-old poll, All American Futurity (G1) winner Fly Baby Fly held on to the top spot but just barely as J Fire Up moved up from No. 4 to No. 2. Fly Baby Fly received 92 voting points compared to 90 for J Fire Up.

Fly Baby Fly has now been on top of the poll for 16 consecutive weeks, but this is the smallest margin the One Famous Eagle filly has had. J Fire Up, a daughter of Kiddy Up, has been steadily rising in the poll since finishing second in the Ed Burke Million Futurity (G1) in June and then winning the Governor’s Cup (RG2) and Golden State Million (G1) futurities before her latest victory. You Drive I Fly, winner of the $1 million Louisiana Million Futurity (RG1) on Saturday at Evangeline Downs, entered the poll for the first time this year at No. 9.

In the poll for 3-year-olds and up, Mr PYC To You made his debut in a tie for No. 4 after winning the Champion of Champions at odds of 60-1, by far the biggest upset in the history of the race. Jessies First Down, last year’s world champion, maintained his position at the top for the fourth week in a row. He is expected to make his final start of the year in the $350,000 Championship at Sunland Park (G1) on December 31.

There will not be new polls this coming week due to Christmas and a lack of any major stakes. The final year-end poll will be released the first week of January.

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS AND OLDER

1. JESSIES FIRST DOWN (96)
2. HOLD AIR HOSTAGE (92)
3. HEZA DASHA FIRE (69)
4. (tie) BH LISAS BOY (44)
4. (tie) MR PYC TO YOU (44)
6. BODACIOUS EAGLE (40)
7. APOLLTICAL CHAD (38)
8. ZOOMIN EFFORTLESSLY (30)
9. TOUGH TO BEE (21)
10. THE FISCAL CLIFF (19)

CHAZAQ (17), ZOOMIN FOR SPUDS (9), FLASH N BLING (8), MAGICAL JESS (7), JESS GOOD REASON (5), HE LOOKS HOT (4), HIGH PLAINS PERRY (2), MR APOLLITICAL DASH (2), TIME FOR JESS (2), KISSED BY AN EAGLE (1)

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS

1  FLY BABY FLY (92)
2. J FIRE UP (90)
3. EAGLE JAZZ (83)
4. KVN CORONA (67)
5. UPTOWN DYNASTY (61)
6. BIGG DADDY (40)
7. THECARTELOFMIRACLE (32)
8. NYMERIA (29)
9. YOU DRIVE I FLY (16)
10. THIS IS AN EAGLE (13)

LA VENCEDORA (11), DASHNUNDER AFULLMOON (6), HOTSTEPPER (4), THREE BAR CARTEL (3), APOLLITICAL BROOKE (2), SIXES FLASH (1)

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