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El Aguila Real Moves to Second in National Rankings

Vessels winner moves to second place in this week's poll.

July 11, 2012

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A third Grade-1 victory at Los Alamitos has earned El Aguila Real the No. 2 spot in this week's AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com National Poll for older horses. An exciting win in the Vessels Maturity (G1) last week over Senor Toby earned high marks for both horses as the runner-up checked in at No. 9 nationally this week. The Vessels Maturity duo continues to chase top-ranked Cold Cash 123 for the nation's top perch. El Aguila Real also notched the Los Alamitos Winter Championship (G1) earlier this year, making him a dual qualifier to the year-end Champion of Champions (G1).

As for the 2-year-old rankings this week, Ronnie James' victory in the $327,715 Firecracker Futurity (G2) was rewarded with a No. 7 spot in this week's juvenile poll. Trained by Heath Taylor, Ronnie James has won three of four career starts and makes his poll debut this week, looking up in the standings at this week's top juvenile, One Dashing Eagle. The top five is rounded out by PJ Chick In Black, BP Cartels Alibi, Lota PYC and El Duero.
 
NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS

1.   ONE DASHING EAGLE (95)
2.   PJ CHICK IN BLACK (89)
3.   BP CARTELS ALIBI (77)
4.   LOTA PYC (66)
5.   EL DUERO (63)
6.   BLACKBERRY CZECH (39)
7.   RONNIE JAMES (29)
8.   DASH FOR CORONAS (25)
9.   SASSMASTER (22)
10. KRASH CARTEL (13)
 
PYC Kant Katch Me (8), Jesastar (8), Sum Better Stuff (6), Interesting Man (3), Fast Talkin Henry (2), Ms Jingles (1), SS Poker Face Dream (1)
 
NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS & OLDER

1.   COLD CASH 123 (100)
2.   EL AGUILA REAL (81)
3.   LLANO TELLER (77)
4.   EXECUTIVE BRASS (61)
5.   RYLEES BOY (53)
6.   JLS MR BIGTIME (47)
7.   A TOSS UP (36)
8.   PRICELESS FEATURE (31)
9.   SENOR TOBY (16)
10. KOBE (13)
 
Noconi (6), Mr Truly Uno (6), New Look (6), De Passem Okey (4), PK Fire (4), Flame N Flash (3), Ochoa (2)