AQHA Racing Poll
Hold Air Hostage, SC Money Maker Debut in Respective AQHA Polls
May 9, 2018
The AQHA Racing National Polls for older horses and 2-year-olds were mostly unchanged this week, but each did feature a new face.
In the older-horse rankings, last year’s champion 3-year-old and 3-year-old gelding Hold Air Hostage debuted at No. 5 after taking his seasonal debut in Saturday’s Sooner State Stakes (RG1) for Oklahoma-breds at Remington Park. The son of Apollitical Jess is riding a six-race win streak that includes last year’s All American (G1), Rainbow (G1) and Heritage Place (G2) derbies.
Jessies First Down, the two-time reigning world champion, maintained his spot at the top.
In the 2-year-old poll, SC Money Maker entered the rankings at No. 9 after setting the fastest time in Sunday’s trials for the Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity (G2) at Los Alamitos. The PYC Paint Your Wagon gelding also ran third in the Oklahoma Futurity (G3) at Remington.
Lynnder 16, the undefeated winner of the Remington Park Futurity (RG2), held the top ranking.
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NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS AND OLDER
1. JESSIES FIRST DOWN (80)
2. BH LISAS BOY (70)
3. KVN CORONA (58)
4. BRUCE ALLMTY (57)
5. HOLD AIR HOSTAGE (52)
6. JESS MY KISS (35)
7. DF AJ GREEN LEAVES (32)
8. ZOOMIN FOR SPUDS (21)
9. KIDDY UP COWGIRL (19)
10. IMPERIAL EAGLE (17)
JESS BEIN THE HERO (16), WAGON ON FIRE V (15), LA VENCEDORA (8), VALIANT ROGUE (7), SERENDIPITY ROCKS (2), THE CAZADOR (2), A POLITICAL LADY (1), FITZ (1), JESS PAINT YOUR LIPS (1)
NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS
1. LYNNDER 16 (87)
2. LONG WAGON HO (74)
3. SUZE RETURNS (70)
4. ZEE JAMES (61)
5. GUIDRY PRIDE II (50)
6. JESS LET IT B (46)
7. (tie) REGGIES BAILBOND (19)
7. (tie) TEMPTINGSECRETFLY (19)
9. (tie) JEANIOLOGI (10)
9. (tie) SC MONEY MAKER (10)
EAGLES FLY HIGHER (8), ALL SOPHIA WANTED (7), SASSY KRYSTAL (7), FLYING EAGLE 07 (6), ROGUE ONE (6), JS HISTORY LESSON (3), MEMORIES R GOLDEN (3), WOODYS COPY CAT (3), JET BLACK KING (2), LADYS A CARTEL (1)
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