AQHA Racing Poll

DF AJ Green Leaves, Jess Bein The Hero debut in AQHA Racing Poll.

DF AJ Green Leaves, Jess Bein The Hero debut in AQHA Racing Poll.

There was little change at the top in the second week of the AQHA Racing National Poll for older horses with BH Lisas Boy maintaining his position at No. 1. However, two newcomers – DF AJ Green Leaves and Jess Bein The Hero – entered the poll after stakes wins over the weekend.

DF AJ Green Leaves, who upset the $317,768 Remington Park Derby (R) in Oklahoma City at odds of 45-1, jumped into the rankings at No. 8, while Jess Bein The Hero, a daylight winner of the Bank of America Texas Challenge Championship (G2) at Sam Houston Race Park, entered at No. 10.

The top four rankings were unchanged, with BH Lisas Boy, winner of the Brad McKinzie Winter Championship (G1) at Los Alamitos, in front. Just as in the initial poll for 2018, Bruce Allmty, a graded stakes winner at Sunland Park and Remington Park this year, and last year’s champion 2-year-old colt, KVN Corona, a graded winner at Los Alamitos this year, finished in a dead heat for second. No. 4-ranked Imperial Eagle is set to race this coming weekend as the fastest qualifier in the Bank of America Turf Paradise Challenge Championship.

The first poll for 2-year-olds will debut next week.

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS AND OLDER

1. BH LISAS BOY (80)
2. (tie) BRUCE ALLMTY (72)
2. (tie) KVN CORONA (72)
4. IMPERIAL EAGLE (60)
5. (tie) JESS MY KISS (37)
5. (tie) ZOOMIN FOR SPUDS (37)
7. KIDDY UP COWGIRL (28)
8. DF AJ GREEN LEAVES (26)
9. WAGON ON FIRE V (25)
10. JESS BEIN THE HERO (16)

LA VENCEDORA (14), VALIANT ROGUE (14), A POLITICAL LADY (7), JESS PAINT YOUR LIPS (3), THE CAZADOR (2), LIGHTEMUPWITHCHARM (1), MAJOR BITES (1)

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