AQHA Racing Polls

Ranked horses set for big weekend.

Ranked horses prepare for big weekend.

After a light weekend of stakes, there were practically no changes in the AQHA Racing National Polls this week; however, big changes could be in store after All American weekend at Ruidoso Downs. Sunday’s action will feature the $1.238 million All American Derby (G1) for 3-year-olds, while Labor Day will be highlighted by the $3 million All American Futurity (G1) for 2-year-olds.

In the sport’s richest race, No. 1-ranked MM Fourinthemorning, who has topped the juvenile poll for six straight weeks, is the 3-1 morning line favorite. The Mr Jess Perry gelding earned that status by winning the $1 million Rainbow Futurity (G1) in July and scoring in his All American heat with the second-fastest time on the second of two days of trials. No. 6-ranked Lynnder 16 is the only other ranked horse in the final, although should another horse win, he or she is likely to make a move in the poll.

The All American Derby features No. 5-ranked Jess Move You, the winner of the Ruidoso Derby (G1) in June. The Sunday card at Ruidoso also includes the $200,000 All American Gold Cup (G1) for older horses. Both races figure to impact next week’s poll.

Also in the older-horse division, No. 3-ranked Hold Air Hostage and No. 4-ranked Zoomin For Spuds are both nominated to Sunday’s $100,000 Go Man Go Handicap (G1) at Los Alamitos.

The integrity of American Quarter Horse racing is of utmost importance to AQHA. As part of a multifaceted effort to ensure integrity, AQHA has instituted a policy concerning awards and publicity that makes horses with racing medication positives and horses trained by trainers with racing medication positives ineligible for the AQHA Racing National Polls. Read the complete policy here https://www.aqha.com/racing/industry-news/2018/april/041018-racing-policy/.

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS AND OLDER

1. JESSIES FIRST DOWN (91)
2. BH LISAS BOY (89)
3. HOLD AIR HOSTAGE (79)
4. ZOOMIN FOR SPUDS (63)
5. JESS MOVE YOU (53)
6. HEZA DASHA FIRE (47)
7. BRUCE ALLMTY (28)
8. KVN CORONA (24)
9. DF AJ GREEN LEAVES (20)
10. JESSTACARTEL (16)

JESS MY KISS (8), BIGG DADDY (7), WAGON ON FIRE V (5), A POLITICAL LADY (4), THERMONUCLEAR ENERGY (4), HOTSTEPPER (3), VALIANT ROGUE (3), IMPERIAL EAGLE (2), UPTOWN DYNASTY (2), EOS A POLITICAL WIN (1)


NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS

1. MM FOURINTHEMORNING (94)
2. WAVE HER DOWN (84)
3. BLUE CORAZON (81)
4. SUZE RETURNS (57)
5. WICKED AFFAIR (46)
6. LYNNDER 16 (44)
7. LONG WAGON HO (43)
8. JESS FIRE CHICK (34)
9. POWERFUL FAVORITE (20)
10. ZEE JAMES (17)

DAK (11), APOCALYPTICAL JESS (5), PILOT POINTS MOON (4), RAPPID (3), FLYING EAGLE 07 (2), JESS LET IT B (2), COLE MAN 47 (1), GUIDRY PRIDE II (1), MPSHINNING (1)