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|
|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|
|8||Reflect With Me||3pf||4-4-0-0||$193,630||92||—|
|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.