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Manchego Maintains Top Spot In Poll

Published: June 1, 2021 4:03 pm ET

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Maxie Lee Memorial winner Manchego remained the No. 1-ranked horse in the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, adding 11 first-place votes and 43 points to her Week One totals.

The six-year-old female trotter received 31 of 35 first-place votes and was five points shy of a perfect 350.

Abuckabett Hanover, undefeated in three starts, and Commodore Barry Invitational champion Nicholas Beach received the remaining first-place tallies and improved their positions in the rankings. Abuckabett Hanover moved from fourth to second while Nicholas Beach went from sixth to fourth.

Nearly 100 points separated Nicholas Beach from No. 5 Its Academic, who was fourth in the Maxie Lee.

Southwind Gendry, who like Abuckabett Hanover won a division of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes, and Betsy Ross Invitational winner Keep Rockin A moved into the top 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 2 – June 1, 2021

Rank Name (First Votes) A/S/G Record Earnings Points Pvs
1 Manchego (31) 6mt 2-2-0-0 $117,095 345 1
2 Abuckabett Hanover (1) 3cp 3-3-0-0 $72,686 261 4
3 This Is The Plan 6gp 8-2-6-0 $349,500 245 2
4 Nicholas Beach (3) 5gp 7-5-2-0 $107,950 226 6
5 Its Academic 4ht 9-4-1-2 $148,680 129 3
6 Southwind Gendry 3gp 3-2-1-0 $89,689 98
7 Machnhope 6mp 15-6-3-3 $227,877 87 5
8 Alexa Skye 4mp 12-8-3-0 $150,874 56 7
9 Keep Rockin A 5mp 8-2-1-3 $83,112 37
10 Whiskey Blu 3gt 13-10-2-0 $91,046 36 8

ALSO RECEIVING VOTES: Perfect Sting 34; Southwind Amazon 33; Captain Corey 29; American History 28; Ruthless Hanover 24; Next Level Stuff 21; Anoka Hanover 20; Beads 18; Really Fast 16; Always A Miki, Hot Mess Express, When Dovescry 12; One Eight Hundred 11; Rockapelo 10; Lindy The Great, Poseidon Seelster, Winning Ticket 9; Blue Ivy 8; Heart Of Chewbacca, Lyons Steel 7; Captain Barbossa, Love Muffin, Ready For Moni 6; American Courage, Beltassima, Mallard Hanover, Soho Burning Love A, Western Joe 5; Incommunicado, JK Going West, Leonidas A, You Ato Dream 4; Get Legs 3; Mon Amour, On A Streak, Racine Bell, Wheels On Fire 2; Cuatro De Julio, Four Star Flash, Giggle Monster, Gold Digger King, Little Rocket Man, Warrawee Vital 1.


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