Hightstown, NJ — There were no newcomers to this week’s Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, with the top-four positions unchanged from last week. Gimpanzee and Tall Dark Stranger, both idle, remained one-two followed by Spirit of Massachusetts world-record-setter Manchego and Spirt of Massachusetts runner-up Atlanta.
Papi Rob Hanover, who won his Adios elimination with a world-record effort but was found on Monday to be injured, moved from No. 10 to No. 5 in the rankings. Papi Rob Hanover, who received one first-place vote, will miss the remainder of 2020.
Clara Barton winner Shartin N also moved up from a week ago, going from eighth to sixth. Rounding out the top 10 were Dancin Lou, Hurrikane Emperor, Ramona Hill and Back Of The Neck.
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 3 – 7/28/2020
|Rank||Name (First Votes)||A/G/S||Record||Earnings||Points||Pvs|
|2||Tall Dark Stranger (6)||3pc||3-3-0-0||$336,785||308||2|
|5||Papi Rob Hanover (1)||3pc||4-1-2-1||$173,205||166||10|
|10||Back Of The Neck||3tc||3-2-1-0||$96,145||57||9|
ALSO: Reflect With Me 45; Bet On Becky 20; Tattoo Artist 14; Ready For Moni 11; Hypnotic AM 10; Sister Sledge 9; Allywag Hanover 8; Captain Corey 6; American Courage, Charlie May 5; Backstreet Shadow, Party Girl Hill, Splash Brother 4; Action Uncle 3; Workin Ona Mystery 2; Kissin In The Sand, P L Notsonice, Sorella, Southwind Amazon 1.