Southwind Ozzi joins top 10; Shartin N remains on top in poll

Southwind Ozzi joins top 10; Shartin N remains on top in poll

by Ken Weingartner, USTA Media Relations Manager

Hightstown, NJ — Adios winner Southwind Ozzi found a spot in the top 10 and Clara Barton winner Shartin N remained No. 1 in this week’s Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll.

Southwind Ozzi joined the top 10 for the first time this season, landing at No. 10. Shartin N, who won the Clara Barton with the fastest pacing mile in Plainridge Park history, 1:49.1, stayed solidly entrenched in the top spot with 33 of 35 first-place votes and a 66-point cushion over No. 2 Atlanta.

Millies Possesion, who is unbeaten in eight races, moved from No. 10 to No. 8 thanks to her win in her Hambletonian Oaks elimination.

No other horses in the top 10 raced last week.

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.

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

1 Shartin N (33) 6pm 12-11-0-0 $655,765 347 1

2 Atlanta (1) 4tm 7-6-1-0 $438,330 281 2

3 Greenshoe (1) 3tc 5-4-1-0 $326,500 276 3

4 Lather Up 4ph 9-6-0-1 $411,405 233 4

5 Bettor’s Wish 3pc 7-5-2-0 $554,630 157 5

6 Captain Crunch 3pc 6-4-0-0 $511,574 156 6

7 Gimpanzee 3tc 3-3-0-0 $161,688 108 7

8 Millies Possesion 3tf 8-8-0-0 $195,517 63 10

9 Hannelore Hanover 7tm 5-3-0-0 $79,282 60 8

10 Southwind Ozzi 3pr 6-5-1-0 $291,921 45 —

ALSO: Stonebridge Soul 36; Best In Show 32; McWicked, Western Fame 16; Guardian Angel As 13; Evident Beauty 9; Caviart Ally 8; Boadicea, When Dovescry 6; Rich And Miserable 5; Bettor Joy N, None Bettor A, Highalator, JK First Lady, Pilot Discretion, Shake That House, Tequila Monday, This Is The Plan 4; Crystal Fashion, Green Manalishi S, Sister Sledge, Six Pack 3; Courtly Choice, Jimmy Freight, Workin Ona Mystery 2; Mr Vicktor, Warrawee Ubeaut 1.

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