Priceless Feature Tops Poll

Racing Poll gets a new leader.

Q-Racing Journal
July 3, 2013

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It did not happen overnight, but voters in the AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com National Top 10 Poll have moved toward the camp of Priceless Feature. The Remington Park Invitational Championship (G1) winner finally secured enough votes this week to overtake the inactive Rylees Boy for the No. 1 ranking in the nation. Priceless Feature garnered 95 balloting points this week to the 90 cast for Rylees Boy, who fell from the No. 1 perch for the first time in 2013. Rylees Boy has not raced since his February 17 win in the Los Alamitos Winter Championship (G1).

Ed Melzer’s Priceless Feature is 2-for-3 on the season and owns victories in the Remington Park Invitational Championship and the Sooner State Stakes (RG1). He has finished first or second in 15 of 20 career starts with earnings of $585,988.
    
The rest of the top five includes sophomores Brace For Bernal and Wicked Courage, and the 4-year-old Ochoa, who finished second in the Remington Park Invitational.

There were no changes to the top 10 rankings this week for the 2-year-olds. Once again, Heritage Place Futurity (G1) winner Big Biz Perry holds the advantage over Ed Burke Million Futurity (G1) hero Five Bar Cartel.

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS
 
    1. BIG BIZ PERRY (96)
    2. FIVE BAR CARTEL (86)
    3. WR GOLDEN EAGLE (73)
    4. ESPECIALLY TRES (70)
    5. GLITTER IN MY FACE (49)
    6. CORONADO CARTEL (45)
    7. UNCHANGEABLE (37)
    8. FETCHING BEAUTY (29)
    9. HES RELENTLESS (23)
    10. SEPARATIST FIRSTDOWN (10)
    
You N How Many More (9), Houdini (6), Moonifisant (5), Wagon Tales (4), Masherati B (2), Sandra Sue Blue (2), Won To Watch (1), Heza Wild Dragon (1), Bradys March Madness (1)

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS & OLDER
 
    1. PRICELESS FEATURE (95)
    2. RYLEES BOY (90)
    3. BRACE FOR BERNAL (74)
    4. WICKED COURAGE (73)
    5. OCHOA (53)
    6. PJ CHICK IN BLACK (44)
    7. REMEMBERING SPENCE (38)
    8. FIRST IN CLASS DBS (28)
    9. COLD CASH 123 (23)
    10. TF FEATURED EFFORT (10)

Ill Stop The World (5), Deniro (4), The Long Knife (4), Fast Prize Mike (3), The Lizzard King (3), Kool Country Man (1), Lighting Regard (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)