Hez Our Secret Sneaks Into Poll

Champion joins top 10 horses in weekly ranking.

Q-Racing Journal
October 23, 2013

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A runner-up finish to top-ranked Ochoa in the Robert L. Boniface Los Alamitos Invitational Championship (G1) left Hez Our Secret just a single point outside of last week's AQHA Racing- Horseplayernow.com National Poll for older horses. But this week, pollsters pushed the 4-year-old stallion into the rankings at No. 10.
Hez Our Secret became the only fresh face to the national polls this week. The top 10 older horses continue to be led by Ochoa, the sport’s all-time leading money earner. Previous No. 1s, Last To Fire, Feature Hero, Priceless Feature and Wicked Courage, round out the top five.
Handsome Jack Flash, winner of the All American Futurity (G1), remained the unanimous No. 1-ranked 2-year-old once again this week. The top 10 juveniles remained intact this week
            1.         HANDSOME JACK FLASH (100)
            2.         FIVE BAR CARTEL (86)
            3.         EXPECIALLY TRES (59)
            4.         BIG BIZ PERRY (58)
            5.         MS FIRST PRIZE ROSE (56
            6.         REAGAL EAGLE (39)
            7.         DYNASTYS FIRST CALL (31)
            8.         WAGON TALES (29)
            9.         HES RELENTLESS (22)
            10.       VIVA MI CORAZON (21)
Skuze Please (11), You N How Many More (11), WR Golden Eagle (9), Glitter In My Face (5), Big Dashing Perry (4), Coronado Cartel (3), Houdini (3), Turbulent Times (2), Unchangeable (1)
            1.         OCHOA (93)
            2.         LAST TO FIRE (86)
            3.         FEATURE HERO (78)
            4.         PRICELESS FEATURE (67)
            5.         WICKED COURAGE (62)
            6.         RYLEES BOY (44)
            7.         CHECK N FETCH (25)
            8.         REMEMBERING SPENCE (21)
            9.         PROSPECT TO THE TOP (18)
            10.       HEZ OUR SECRET (13)
Bon Accord (12), Far Niente (11), Sparky E Boy (5), Otoole Hero (5), Joker On Jack (3), Jody Pops Zoomer (2), Matabari (2), Cold Cash 123 (1), Significant Heart (1), Captain Strawfly (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 (Horseplayernow.com, handicapper/oddsmaker)
Jeremy Plonk (Night School co-founder/host)
Terry Turrell (Horseplayernow.com handicapper)
Ty Wyant (writer, Daily Racing Form and AQHA)