Racing Polls Prepare For Shakeup

Weekend Grade 1s promise exciting changes in racing polls.

Weekend Grade 1s promise exciting changes in racing polls.

Without any graded stakes run this past weekend, there was little change in either AQHA Racing National Poll. The coming weekend, however, is a different story, as several ranked horses will be in action at Ruidoso Downs.

Among the 2-year-olds, No. 1-ranked Eagle Jazz and No. 4-ranked Uptown Dynasty will square off again in the $1 million Rainbow Futurity (G1) on Sunday. Each one set the fastest qualifying time on their respective day of trials, and this will be a rematch of the $1 million Ruidoso Futurity (G1) in which they hit the wire in unison to win in a dead heat.

In the $1.15-million Rainbow Derby (G1) on Saturday, Hold Air Hostage, ranked at No. 7 in the older-horse poll, is the fastest qualifier. A victory would likely boost his position in the standings, or a new horse could enter the Top 10 with a win.

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS AND OLDER

1. ZOOMIN EFFORTLESSLY (87)
2. BODACIOUS EAGLE (74)
3. JESSIES FIRST DOWN (73)
4. BH LISAS BOY (64)
5. TOUGH TO BEE (52)
6. MAGICAL JESS (43)
7. HOLD AIR HOSTAGE (33)
8. JESS GOOD REASON (15)
9. (tie) HEZA LOUISIANA DASH (12)
9. (tie) RUNNING DRAGON (12)

TIME FOR WINE (8), APOLLITICAL SCOUT (3), HIGH PLAINS PERRY (3), IMPERIAL EAGLE (3), POLITICALLY CORRUPT (3), SKY BO DASH (3), IMAQTPIE (2), ZOOMIN FOR SPUDS (2), MAGIC BLACK JACK (1), SO RAPIDO (1), TELLER BAJA (1)

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS

1  EAGLE JAZZ (88)
2. NYMERIA (74)
3. KVN CORONA (68)
4.  UPTOWN DYNASTY (64)
5. THIS IS AN EAGLE (48)
6. DASHNUNDER AFULLMOON (38)
7. LA VENCEDORA (33)
8. FIRE AND SASS (19)
9. (tie) IMA CHINA RUSH (16)
9. (tie) SUENOS DINEROS (16)

SIXES FLASH (12), TOGETHER TO THE END (10), PYC FUN N FANCY (5), BLUE EYED FANCE (2), DADDYS BLUSHING (1), WAGONFULLOFDIVIDENDS (1)

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