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'Prospect' to the Poll

Prospect To The Top joins racing poll.

December 5, 2012

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Zia Park Championship (G1) winner Prospect To The Top became the only newcomer to this week’s AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com National Top 10 polls. The lightly raced son of Coronas Prospect dominated a field that included highly regarded Llano Teller and earned a spot at No. 9 among the nation’s older horses. The sport’s champion 3-year-old colt last year, Prospect To The Top spent the spring in the breeding shed before returning to the races in August. The Mario Sanchez trainee has made four starts in 2012, including a victory in the All American Gold Cup (G3) and a second-place finish in the Mr Jet Moore Handicap (G3).

The polls enter December with a unanimous No. 1 among the 2-year-olds, as One Dashing Eagle once again garnered all first-place votes. The juvenile Top 10 was unchanged this week.

Cold Cash 123 sits atop the polling for the older horses again this week, followed by Ochoa, who also has spent time at No. 1 during the campaign. Despite an off-the-board finish at Zia Park on Sunday, Llano Teller’s body of work kept him at No. 7 nationally this week.

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS

1. ONE DASHING EAGLE (100)
2. PJ CHICK IN BLACK (83)
3. CARTERS COOKIE (75)
4. BP CARTELS ALIBI (72)
5. VALIANT LIL LADY (48)
6. RONNIE JAMES (32)
7. EL DUERO (31)
8. LOTA PYC (25)
9. SUDDEN THOUGHTS (24)
10. A DREAM TO REMEMBER (21)

Aha Moment (14), Open Me A Corona (12), Secret Courage (7), Dash For Coronas (5), One Handsome Man (4), Heroes Heart (3), Stel My Corona (3), Sassmaster (2), Big Boi (2), Blackberry Czech (1), Freedom Choice (1), PYC Kant Katch Me (1)

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS & OLDER

1. COLD CASH 123 (97)
2. OCHOA (88)
3. EL AGUILA REAL (76)
4. CHIVALRY SR (68)
5. RYLEES BOY (50)
6. DENIRO (34)
7. LLANO TELLER (29)
8. FLAME N FLASH (26)
9. PROSPECT TO THE TOP (18)
10. HEZ OUR SECRET (13)

Executive Brass (11), The Long Knife (9), Charal Kid (6), Ethics Aside (5), Priceless Feature (5), JLS Mr Bigtime (4), A Toss Up (4), Check My Thoughts (4), Senor Toby (1)

The 10 voters are:

Ed Burgart (Los Alamitos announcer/handicapper)
Martha Claussen (Q-Racing Ace, writer/handicapper)
Mike Cusortelli (writer/handicapper)
Mike Joyce (TVG analyst)
Tom Dawson (Q-Racing Ace, network television producer)
Dale Day (Remington Park announcer/handicapper)
Jerry Shottenkirk (Q-Racing Ace, handicapper/oddsmaker)
Jeremy Plonk (Night School co-founder/host)
Terry Turrell (Horseplayernow.com handicapper)
Ty Wyant (writer, Daily Racing Form and AQHA)