For the next four weeks Jay Wolf, Little Brown Jug Publicity Director, will rank the top 10 eligibles for the Little Brown Jug presented by Fazolis.
Week #3 August 19, 2014
1. Hes 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
2. McWicked (1:47.3f; $907,888)
Owner: SSG Stables (NY)
Finished is a dead-heat for second in the $400,000 Milstein Memorial at Northfield Park (8/15).
3. Somewhere In LA (1:50f; $308,136)
Owner: J & T Silva Stables (NY), Deo Volente Farms (NJ) & TLP Stable (NJ)
Trainer: Robert McIntosh and
Has not raced since winning a leg of the PASS at Harrahs Philadelphia (8/7) in a lifetime best 1:50.
4. At Press Time (1:48.2f; $325,903)
Owners: Burke Racing Stable (PA) and Weaver Bruscemi (PA)
Has not raced since finishing second in the leg of the PASS at Harrahs Philadelphia (8/7).
5. Sometimes Said (1:50.1f; $376,895)
Owner: Fashion Farms (PA)
The son of won his leg of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes (8/7) in a lifetime best 1:50.1.
6. Jet Airway (1:50s; $262,159)
Owners: Stables (PA), Tangie Massey (FL), Paul Sunderhaus (OH) and Larry Agle (OH)
Won 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)
He is a recent addition to the Burke barn. 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
He has been racing well in the Keystone State, finishing in the top three in 10 of 11 seasonal starts.
9. Tellitlikeitis (1:48.4s; $490,695)
Owner: Lothlorien (ONT)
Was pulled up and did not finish the $400,000 Millstein Memorial (8/15) after breaking stride at the three-quarter pole.
10. Lets 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.
NR. JK Endofanera (1:48.2; $1,005,523)
Owner: 3 Brothers Stables (NY)
Harnessracing.com reported that trainer noted that the owners have no thought of going to the Little Brown Jug. Burke added, "he's a big horse and I don't know if he'd even get around there (the half-mile track at Delaware, Ohio), and you'd have to pay $45,000 for the chance to not get around. I don't think he's going.
This weeks expert ranking is courtesy of Dave Bianconi. Dave is the Executive Vice President of Racing and Simulcasting at Northfield Park.
1. He's Watching2. McWicked
3. Somewhere in L A
4. Beat The Drum
6. Jet Airway
7. Let's Drink On It
8. Western Vintage
9. Limelight Beach
10. Friskie Adam
by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug