Bettor’s Wish moves up in this week’s poll

Bettor’s Wish moves up in this week’s poll

August 27, 2019, by Ken Weingartner, USTA Media Relations Manager

Hightstown, NJ — Bettor’s Wish won his Messenger Stakes elimination last week and moved up one spot in this week’s Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll. The 3-year-old colt went from fourth to third in the rankings, swapping places with division rival Captain Crunch, who was idle.

That was the only movement in the top 10.

Shartin N remained No. 1, followed by Lather Up. Both were idle last week.

The only horses in the top 10 other than Bettor’s Wish to race last week were Atlanta (second in her Maple Leaf Trot elimination) and Real Cool Sam (won a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes division).

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 14 – 8/27/2019

Rank Name (First Votes) A/G/S Record Earnings Points Pvs

1 Shartin N (30) 6pm 14-13-0-0 $811,427 345 1

2 Lather Up (5) 4ph 11-8-0-1 $677,448 319 2

3 Bettor’s Wish 3pc 11-8-3-0 $859,544 230 4

4 Captain Crunch 3pc 7-5-0-0 $651,402 225 3

5 Greenshoe 3tc 8-6-2-0 $751,500 195 5

6 Forbidden Trade 3tc 9-6-2-1 $671,484 152 6

7 Atlanta 4tm 9-6-2-0 $447,150 124 7

8 Real Cool Sam 2tg 7-7-0-0 $294,038 87 8

9 When Dovescry 3tf 5-2-2-1 $285,540 43 9

10 McWicked 8ph 9-3-2-3 $501,591 34 10

ALSO: Crystal Fashion 32; Hypnotic AM 25; Gimpanzee 19; Guardian Angel As 17; Millies Possesion, Tall Drink Hanover 11; Southwind Ozzi 10; Manchego 7; Best In Show, Powerful Chris 5; Century Farroh, JK First Lady, Tall Dark Stranger 4; Capt Midnight, Green Manalishi S, Six Pack, Western Fame 3; Adriano Hanover 2; Queen Of The Pride, Sister Sledge, Workin Ona Mystery 1.

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