AQHA Racing Poll

World champion Jessies First Down returns to AQHA Racing Poll.

World champion Jessies First Down returns to AQHA Racing Poll.

Jessies First Down, American Quarter Horse racing’s world champion the past two years, jumped to No. 1 in the AQHA Racing National Poll for older horses after a victorious 2018 debut at Remington Park over the weekend. The 7-year-old gelded son of FDD Dynasty rolled to a 2-length victory in the $100,165 Leo Stakes (G1) on Saturday for the 16th victory of his career.

BH Lisas Boy, a Grade 1 winner at Los Alamitos this year, dropped to No. 2 after leading the poll for the first two weeks.

In the first poll of the year for 2-year-olds, Lynnder 16, who captured the $864,500 Remington Park Futurity (RG2) on April 21, landed in the top spot. The filly by Apollitical Jess is undefeated in two starts and leads all runners this year with earnings of $354,746.

The next three horses in the rankings are also undefeated in two starts. Long Wagon Ho, winner of the Oklahoma Futurity (G3), came in at No. 2, followed by West Texas Futurity (G2) winner Suze Returns and New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) winner Zee James.

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS AND OLDER

1. JESSIES FIRST DOWN (80)
2. BH LISAS BOY (76)
3. KVN CORONA (71)
4. BRUCE ALLMTY (63)
5. (tie) JESS MY KISS (39)
5. (tie) ZOOMIN FOR SPUDS (39)
7. DF AJ GREEN LEAVES (36)
8. (tie) IMPERIAL EAGLE (24)
8. (tie) KIDDY UP COWGIRL (24)
10. WAGON ON FIRE V (23)

JESS BEIN THE HERO (19), LA VENCEDORA (17), VALIANT ROGUE (10), STRAWFINDERS JESSEE (6), EVERYBUDDYS TALKIN (5), KNOCKMEOUT CAPI (4), JESS PAINT YOUR LIPS (3), SERENDIPITY ROCKS (3), THE CAZADOR (3), MOONIE BLUES (2), A POLITICAL LADY (1), FIRING TOOLS (1), FITZ (1)

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS

1. LYNNDER 16 (77)
2. LONG WAGON HO (64)
3. SUZE RETURNS (62)
4. ZEE JAMES (54)
5. GUIDRY PRIDE II (45)
6. JESS LET IT B (44)
7. (tie) REGGIES BAILBOND (14)
7. (tie) TEMPTINGSECRETFLY (14)
9. JEANIOLOGI (11)
10. ALL SOPHIA WANTED (8)

SASSY KRYSTAL (7), FLYING EAGLE 07 (6), MEMORIES R GOLDEN (6), EAGLES FLY HIGHER (4), JS HISTORY LESSON (4), ROGUE ONE (4), WOODYS COPY CAT (4), JET BLACK KING (3)

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