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Bettor's Wish moves up a notch

05:24 AM 02 Oct 2019 NZDT
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Hightstown, NJ — Bluegrass Stakes division winner Bettor’s Wish moved into the top three in this week’s Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown harness racing poll, where Shartin N remained the unanimous No. 1 and Greenshoe, also a Bluegrass winner, stayed at No. 2.

Lather Up, who was idle, swapped places with Bettor’s Wish and was fourth, followed by idle Southwind Ozzi.

The next three spots were unchanged with idle Atlanta sixth, idle Real Cool Sam seventh and Bluegrass division runner-up Gimpanzee eighth. Tall Dark Stranger, idle, improved a notch to ninth and Warrawee Ubeaut moved into the top 10 despite also being idle as Bluegrass division runner-up Captain Crunch dropped out.

The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, which runs weekly through November, 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 19 – 10/1/2019

Rank Name (First Votes) A/G/S Record Earnings Points Pvs
1 Shartin N (35) 6pm 15-14-0-0 $826,427 350 1
2 Greenshoe 3tc 11-9-2-0 $939,550 286 2
3 Bettor’s Wish 3pc 14-10-4-0 $1,153,944 238 4
4 Lather Up 4ph 12-8-1-1 $768,011 211 3
5 Southwind Ozzi 3pc 11-9-1-0 $736,935 165 5
6 Atlanta 4tm 11-7-3-0 $658,400 161 6
7 Real Cool Sam 2tg 8-8-0-0 $420,038 103 7
8 Gimpanzee 3tc 9-6-1-1 $691,163 62 8
9 Tall Dark Stranger 2pc 6-6-0-0 $376,890 57 10
10 Warrawee Ubeaut 3pf 14-9-2-3 $528,398 43

ALSO: Captain Crunch 39; Forbidden Trade 36; When Dovescry 32; Elver Hanover 23; Lyons Sentinel 17; Manchego 13; Hypnotic AM 12; Guardian Angel AS 10; Alicorn, Green Manalishi S, Tall Drink Hanover 9; Century Farroh 8; McWicked, Millies Possesion, Treacherous Reign 6; Capt Midnight, Caviart Ally, Rich And Miserable 3; Crystal Fashion 2; American History, Papi Rob Hanover, Yall Beneath Me 1.

by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA

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