Changes atop Harness Jewels leaderboard
By Dave Di Somma, Harness News Desk
New Zealand Trotting Derby winner Five Wise Men has gone to the top of the Harness Jewels 3YO Ruby leaderboard.
The highly impressive son of Muscle Hill beat a fast finishing Time Up The Hill and Son Of Patrick in Friday’s Group One feature for the three-year-old trotters at Addington.
It was his sixth win in eight starts and took his season’s earnings to $95,450. That was enough for him to go past Wanna Play With Me at the top of the leaderboard.
After her second placing, Time Up The Hill moves up from 8th to 5th while Royal Del (11th) and Salvo (12th) make the cut, at the expense of One Over All and Outamyway.
The top 12 horses in each of the nine categories will make the final fields for the Jewels at Cambridge on June 6.
The week’s other big mover was Cosmic Major, who went from 10th to second in the 2YO Emerald, on the back of his win over Akuta and co in Friday night’s Group Two Welcome Stakes. Montana DJ remains the leader in that category.
Another impressive winner on Friday night was Lifes A Beach for trainer Tony Barron. The Bettor’s Delight filly has now won three in a row and in the 3YO Diamond has moved up to eighth from 10th. The runaway leader of this division is Bettor Twist. Commander Cathy’s win in the Schweppes Mobile pace at Alexandra Park on Friday has seen her go from 21st to 12th, with Ruby Mach dropping one to 13th.
In the 3YO Emerald there are no changes to the 12 while in the 4YO Emerald Steel The Show has gone from 14 to 12, with Gilligans Island dropping one to 13.
In the 2YO Ruby Highgrove is a runaway leader, while the Jason and Megan Teaz-trained Emma Joy has gone from 12th to third, after winning at Cambridge on Thursday. Ahwel, who finished second in the same race, makes the 12 for the first time.
In the 4YO Ruby Bolt For Brilliance remains on top from Friday night’s NZ Trotting Championship victor Muscle Mountain with another winner at the meeting American Pride moving up from 18 to 7, with Kiwitrix dropping one place to be 13th.
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