Gimpanzee remains No. 1 in Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll

Hightstown, NJ — Cashman Memorial winner Gimpanzee remained No. 1 in this week’s Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, which saw three newcomers to the top 10 and four other horses change positions.

Hambletonian Stakes champion Ramona Hill jumped from fourth to second this week and received eight first-place votes. Gimpanzee received the remaining 27 first-place votes.

Cane Pace winner Tall Dark Stranger remained third followed by Lady Liberty winner Shartin N, who improved two spots from sixth. Completing the top five was Manchego, who dropped from second after a third-place finish in the Steele Memorial.

Sorella, the Hambletonian Oaks winner, went from receiving no points a week ago to No. 6. Atlanta, who finished fourth in the Cashman, dropped from fifth to seventh and was followed by Shady Daisy winner Reflect With Me and McKee Memorial winner Bettor’s Wish, both newcomers to the rankings.

Hambletonian runner-up Ready For Moni remained No. 10.

The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll does not determine Horse of the Year. The members of the U.S. Harness Writers Association vote on all Dan Patch Award division winners plus Trotter of the Year, Pacer of the Year and Horse of the Year.

Rankings based on the votes of harness racing media representatives on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis.

Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll: Week 5 – 8/11/2020

Rank Name (First Votes) A/G/S Record Earnings Points Pvs
1 Gimpanzee (27) 4th 5-5-0-0 $539,592 339 1
2 Ramona Hill (8) 3tf 4-3-0-1 $651,465 312 4
3 Tall Dark Stranger 3pc 5-4-0-0 $480,131 284 3
4 Shartin N 7pm 5-4-1-0 $219,309 214 6
5 Manchego 5tm 6-4-1-1 $238,961 176 2
6 Sorella 3tf 5-4-0-0 $368,063 108
7 Atlanta 5tm 5-2-2-0 $200,092 94 5
8 Reflect With Me 3pf 4-4-0-0 $193,630 92
9 Bettor’s Wish 4ph 5-2-0-2 $156,482 72
10 Ready For Moni 3tc 3-2-1-0 $317,570 49 10

ALSO: Party Girl Hill 40; Dancin Lou 32; Hurrikane Emperor 21; Papi Rob Hanover 18; When Dovescry 17; Darlene Hanover 15; Action Uncle 8; Back Of The Neck, Tattoo Artist 6; Backstreet Shadow 5; American Courage, Hypnotic AM, Ocean Rock 4; Southwind Tyrion 3; Bet On Becky, Captain Corey 1.

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