Stolis Winner Works Back into National Rankings

The American Quarter Horse Journal, May 11, 2011 – American Quarter Horse Racing’s all-time leading money earner Stolis Winner got back to the winner’s circle Saturday at Remington Park and back into the AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com National Top 10 poll this week. Winner of Sunday’s Bank of America Remington Championship Challenge (G2), Stolis Winner improved his bankroll to $2,221,911 and vaults to No. 6 in the 2011 balloting.

Louisiana Senator and Good Reason SA remain 1-2 in the rankings for 3-year-olds and older this week. Meanwhile, Freighttrain B ran Sunday in the Heritage Place Derby (G2) trials and posted the third-fastest qualifying time to solidify his spot at No. 3 in the national poll. Sam Houston Classic (G2) winner The Louisiana Cartel won his third-straight race of the year Saturday and moves up two spots to No. 4.

Meanwhile, Mighty B Valiant leap-frogs Valiant War Hero to top this week’s national rankings for 2-year-olds. Unbeaten in three career starts, Mighty B Valiant dominated his Heritage Place Futurity (G1) trial on Sunday. Also among the juveniles, Fast Prize Jordan debuts in the poll at No. 9 this week after a sharp trial win for the Heritage Place Futurity.

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS:

1.  MIGHTY B VALIANT (87)
2.  VALIANT WAR HERO (82)
3.  JESS TEE OFF (69)
4.  ADOLPH TRES KNOCKOUT (63)
5.  JLS PARTY WAGON (43)
6.  TOAST TO PATRIOT (31)
7.  OSBALDO (29)
8.  GET GONE GOL (20)
9.  FAST PRIZE JORDAN (13)
10. EVANS EXPRESS (11)

Folly Del Rey (10), Separate Fire (9), Ranch Candy (6), PYC Cash (5), Zack Of Hearts (3), Storm Winds (3), Preacher James (3), Massima (2), Pandorum (1), DM Strait Up (1), Send Me A Candy Tree (1)

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS & UP:

1.  LOUISIANA SENATOR (85)
2.  GOOD REASON SA (78)
3.  FREIGHTTRAIN B (55)
4.  THE LOUISIANA CARTEL (52)
5.  RYLEES BOY (50)
6.  STOLIS WINNER (41)
7.  STYLISH JESS BR (39)
8.  PROSPECT TO THE TOP (32)
9.  PK FIRE (16)
10. A TINCUP COCKTAIL (14)

Fredaville (6), Hoist Mission (5), Harems Last Dash (5), Streakin Down (4), Strike It Quick (3), Fall For It (2), Finche (2), Jess You And I (2), Texas Icon (1), One Sweet Jess (1)

The nine voters are:

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

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