A Rocknroll Dance still at top of Jug ranking

01:59 AM 13 Sep 2012 NZST
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The Jim Mulinex trained and Yannick Gingras driven A Rocknroll Dance is still at the top of the Jug standings as of today (Wednesday September 12). Harness racing's 67th edition of the 3yo pacing classic - the 2012 Little Brown Jug - wil be run at the Delaware County Fairgrounds (Ohio) on Thursday September 20.

The rankings are as follows:

1. A Rocknroll Dance (Last Week #1)

Owners: A Rocknroll Dance Stable (OH)

Trainer: Jim Mulinix

Driver: Yannick Gingras

Career Earnings: $1,854,960

Career Mark: 1:48.1 M

He finished second in the $257,571 Simcoe Stakes at Mohawk last Saturday from post position #12.

2. Bolt The Duer (Last Week #3)

Owners: All Star Racing (NJ)

Trainer: Peter Foley

Driver: Mark MacDonald

Career Earnings: $797,401

Career Mark: 1:47.4 Mea

He swept the KYSS events taking the $250,000 final in 1:48.2 over Thinking Out Loud.

3. Michaels Power (Last Week #2)

Owners: Jeffrey Snyder (NY)

Trainer: Casie Coleman

Driver: Scott Zeron

Career Earnings: $1,055,643

Career Mark: 1:49.2 Moh

He finished third from post #8 in the Simcoe Stakes. The homebred colt is skipping the Ontario Gold Series Final to chase the Jug glory.

4. Thinking Out Loud (last Week #7)

Owners: Robert McIntosh Stables (ONT), CSX Stables (OH) and Al McIntosh Holdings (ONT)

Trainer: Robert McIntosh

Driver: Randy Waples/Mark MacDonald

Career Earnings: $964,208

Career Mark: 1:47.3 Moh

Set the pace in the KySS Final finishing second to Bolt The Duer.

5. Bettor's Edge (Last Week #6)

Owners: Brittany Farms (KY) and Val D'Or Farms (NJ)

Trainer: Linda Toscano

Driver: David Miller

Career Earnings: $263,164

Career Mark: 1:49 Mea

Did not race last week.

6. Dapper Dude (Last Week #5)

Owners: Robert McIntosh Stables (ONT) and Al McIntosh Holdings (ONT)

Trainer: Robert McIntosh

Driver: John Campbell/Jim Morrill, Jr.

Career Earnings: $554,243

Career Mark: 1:49 PcD

The Panderosa colt had a brutal trip in the Simcoe Stakes never seeing the rail.

7. Sweet Lou (Last Week #8)

Owners: Burke Racing Stable (PA), Weaver Bruscemi LLC (PA), Lawrence Karr (NJ) and Phillip Collura (NJ)

Trainer: Ron Burke

Driver: Dave Palone

Career Earnings: $1,206,864

Career Mark: 1:47.4 Moh

Did not race last week.

8. Hurrikane Kingcole (Last Week #9)

Owners: Jeffrey Kuhen (PA), John Levy Racing Stable (ONT), Klee Cohen Brewer & Gordon (NY) and Hurrikane Racing (NJ)

Trainer: John McDermott

Driver: Yannick Gingras

Career Earnings: $475,407

Career Mark: 1:47.3 M

Did not race last week.

9. Bakin On The Beach (Last Week #NR)

Owners: Bruce Soulsby (OH) and Mark Harder (NJ)

Trainer: Mark Harder

Driver: Eric Goodell

Career Earnings: $173,013

Career Mark: 1:49.4 Phl

Joins the top 10 with a solid win at Harrah's Philadelphia in 1:50.2.

10. Caviart Key (Last Week #NR)

Owners: Peggy Carter (OH), Robert Reid (OH), Chuck Grubbs (OH) and Steve Carter (OH)

Trainer: Virgil Morgan, Jr.

Driver: Tyler Smith

Career Earnings: $262,520

Career Mark: 1:51.3 Mea

The Ponder colt is a step slower than the top KySS competition but recorded three solid finishes in his last three starts.

by Jay WOLF

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