AQHA Racing Polls

New leaders emerge in AQHA racing polls.

New leaders emerge in AQHA racing polls.

The megacard of stakes on closing day at Remington Park on Saturday shook up both AQHA Racing National Polls as Zoomin Effortlessly took the top spot in the poll for older horses and Nymeria debuted in the No. 1 position for 2-year-olds.

With a head victory in the $250,000 Remington Park Invitational Championship (G1) over reigning world champion and last week’s No. 1-ranked Jessies First Down, Telesforo Perrett’s Zoomin Effortlessly zoomed to the top of the rankings. With Santos Carrizales up for trainer and brother Edelmiro Carrizales, the Zoomin For Bux gelding also earned a berth in the $750,000 Champion of Champions (G1) at Los Alamitos. Jessies First Down finished a game second to Zoomin Effortlessly in the 440-yard race, and he also landed in that position in the poll. Hold Air Hostage, winner of the $297,100 Heritage Place Derby (G2) on the same card at Remington, debuted in the fifth position.

In the 2-year-old poll, a win by Alfredo Garza’s Nymeria in the $1,154,700 Heritage Place Futurity (G1) vaulted the Bigtime Favorite filly to the top. Jose Alvarez rode the Texas-bred to victory to give trainer Josue Ponce a second consecutive win in Oklahoma’s richest horse race. This Is An Eagle, the leader of the poll last week and winner of the Sam Houston Futurity (G2), was just three points back in second.

More changes seem likely for next week’s poll, as the Grade 1 Ruidoso Derby and Futurity are on tap for this coming weekend at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico.


NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS AND OLDER

1. ZOOMIN EFFORTLESSLY (85)
2. JESSIES FIRST DOWN (77)
3. BODACIOUS EAGLE (69)
4. BH LISAS BOY (65)
5. HOLD AIR HOSTAGE (41)
6. JESS GOOD REASON (31)
7. RUNNING DRAGON (28)
8.  APOLLITICAL SCOUT (20)
9. (tie) POLITICALLY CORRUPT (16)
9. (tie) TIME FOR WINE (16)

SKY BO DASH (12), AJS HIGH (7), IMAQTPIE (7), ZOOMIN FOR SPUDS (7), SO RAPIDO (6), WILD MARES MILK (3), JESS RAVIN (2), MYST FIT (2), APOLLTICAL CHAD (1)

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS

1.  NYMERIA (86)
2. THIS IS AN EAGLE (83)
3. LA VENCEDORA (61)
4. FIRE AND SASS (53)
5.  SUENOS DINEROS (47)
6. IMA CHINA RUSH (45)
7. TOGETHER TO THE END (33)
8. PYC FUN N FANCY (22)
9. MONEYS A MAKER (15)
10. TRACE DYNASTY (13)

EAGLE JAZZ (8), BLUE EYED FANCE (7), CARRIS CARTEL (5), DASHNUNDER AFULLMOON (5), ITSMYIVORY (3), JLS DASH N FIRE (3), DYNAMIX (2), DONT FOOSE WITH ME (1), EAGLES SOAR (1), HIGH RATE OF MOTION (1), MOUNTAIN HOLME (1)

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