1. He's Watching (1:46.4; $983,969)
Owner: Menary Racing (ONT), Brad Gray (ONT), Michael Guerriero (ONT) & Muscara Racing (PA)
He has not raced since winning the $255,525 Empire Breeders Classic at Tioga Downs (8/10) in 1:49.1. He should be the betting favorite in the Cane Pace Final at Tioga Downs on Labor Day.
2. McWicked (1:47.3f; $907,888)
Owner: SSG Stables (NY)
Was tapped as the morning line choice in the first LBJ Future Pool.
3. Somewhere In LA (1:50f; $317,136)
Owner: J & T Silva Stables (NY), Deo Volente Farms (NJ) & TLP Stable (NJ)
Trainer: Robert McIntosh and Driver: /
Won the $18,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at the Meadows (8/22) in 1:50.
4. At Press Time (1:48.2f; $325,903)
Owners: Burke Racing Stable (PA) and Weaver Bruscemi (PA)
Trainer: Driver: and
Has not raced since finishing second in the leg of the PASS at Harrah's Philadelphia (8/7).
5. Sometimes Said (1:50.1f; $383,395)
Owner: Fashion Farms (PA)
Trainer: Driver: /
The son ofwon a $13,000 Conditioned Pace at Harrah's Philadelphia (8/20) in 1:50.4.
6. Jet Airway (1:50s; $262,159)
Owners:Stables (PA), Tangie Massey (FL), Paul Sunderhaus (OH) and Larry Agle (OH)
Trainer: Drivers: andand
Has not raced since winning a conditioned event for three-year olds at Mohawk Raceway (8/16).
7. Limelight Beach (1:49.4; $285,952)
Owners: Burke Racing Stable (PA), Weaver Bruscemi (PA), M1 Stable (PA) and Wingfield Brothers (OH)
Trainer: Drivers: and
He finished second by a neck in the $100,000 Millstein Consolation (8/15).
8. Cammikey (1:49.4f; $217,788)
Owner: Cam Land LLC (PA)
Trainer: William Zendt Driver:
He has been racing well in the Keystone State, finishing in the top three in 10 of 11 seasonal starts. He won a qualifier at the Meadows in 1:53.2 (8/14).
9. Let's Drink On It (1:48.3; $331,112)
Owners: Tina Seekman (IL), Larry Bond (IN), Hal Hewitt (KY) and Vincent Boido, Jr. (MI)
He was forced to race on the outside for almost the entire mile, finishing 5th in the Millstein Memorial.
10. Beat The Drum (1:49.2f; $290,274)
Owner: Bender Sweden Inc. (FL)
Won a conditioned event at Pocono Downs (8/24) in 1:49.2, establishing a new lifetime mark.
This week's expert ranking is courtesy of Gordon Waterstone. Gordon is the Associate Editor of the Horseman and Fair World and its companion publication Harness Racing Weekend Update.
1. He's Watching
3. Somewhere In LA
4. Jet Airway
6. Limelight Beach
7. Sometimes Said
9. At Press Time
10. Western Vintage
by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug