Road to the Little Brown Jug - Week #2

03:11 PM 13 Aug 2014 NZST
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He's Watching - ranked number 1 for the Little Brown Jug
He's Watching - ranked number 1 for the Little Brown Jug

For the next five weeks Jay Wolf, Little Brown Jug Publicity Director, will rank the top 10 harness racing eligibles for the Little Brown Jug presented by Fazolis.

Week #2 August 12, 2014

1. Hes Watching (1:46.4; $983,969)

Owner: Menary Racing (ONT), Brad Gray (ONT), Michael Guerriero (ONT) & Muscara Racing (PA)

Trainer: David Menary

Driver: Tim Tetrick

The son of American Ideal won the $255,525 Empire Breeders Classic at Tioga Downs (8/10) in 1:49.1 over JK Endofanera.

2. McWicked (1:47.3f; $833,888)

Owner: SSG Stables (NY)

Trainer: Casie Coleman

Driver: David Miller

Won a leg of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at Harrahs Philadelphia (8/7) in 1:48.4. He was supplemented to the $400,000 Milstein Memorial at Northfield Park on Friday evening.

3. JK Endofanera (1:48.2; $1,005,523)

Owner: 3 Brothers Stables (NY)

Trainer: Ron Burke

Driver: Brian Sears

Finished four lengths behind Hes Watching in the EBC Final. He became a millionaire with his second place check

4. Somewhere In LA (1:50f; $308,136)

Owner: J & T Silva Stables (NY), Deo Volente Farms (NJ) & TLP Stable (NJ)

Trainer: Robert McIntosh and Jimmy Takter

Driver: Brett Miller

Won a $70,882 leg of the PASS at Harrahs Philadelphia (8/7) in a lifetime best 1:50.

5. Tellitlikeitis (1:48.4s; $490,695)

Owner: Lothlorien (ONT)

Trainer: Jimmy Takter

Driver: Brett Miller

Finished third in the leg of the PASS at Harrahs Philadelphia (8/7). He was beaten by a length, timed in 1:50.2.

6. Lets Drink On It (1:48.3; $311,112)

Owners: Tina Seekman (IL), Larry Bond (IN), Hal Hewitt (KY) and Vincent Boido, Jr. (MI)

Trainer: Joe Seekman

Driver: Tyler Smith

Finished second to McWicked in the PASS (8/7) and was timed in 1:49.3.

7. At Press Time (1:48.2f; $325,903)

Owners: Burke Racing Stable (PA) and Weaver Bruscemi (PA)

Trainer: Ron Burke

Driver: Matt Kakaley and Yannick Gingras

Finished second in the leg of the PASS at Harrahs Philadelphia (8/7). He was beaten by three lengths by Somewhere In LA.

8. Sometimes Said (1:50.1f; $376,895)

Owner: Fashion Farms (PA)

Trainer: Jim Campbell

Driver: John Campbell/Tim Tetrick

The son of Well Said won his leg of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes (8/7) in a lifetime best 1:50.1.

9. Jet Airway (1:50s; $250,659)

Owners: Erv Miller Stables (PA), Tangie Massey (FL), Paul Sunderhaus (OH) and Larry Agle (OH)

Trainer: Erv Miller and Tony Alagna

Drivers: Marcus Miller and Randy Waples

Has won three straight Ontario Sires Stakes Gold events.

10. Western Vintage (1:49.4; $388,728)

Owners: Perry Soderburg (NJ) and Marvin Katz (ONT)

Trainer: Nancy Johansson

Drivers: Yannick Gingras and Brian Sears

The son of Western Ideal is the first alternate for the $400,000 Milstein Memorial. If he doesnt get in the main event he will leave from post #5 in the $100,000 consolation.

This weeks expert ranking is courtesy of Bill Finley. Bill is an award-winning horse racing writer for ESPN.com and publisher of Harness Racing Update.

1. Hes Watching

2. McWicked

3. Somewhere in LA

4. Let's Drink On It

5. Jet Airway

6. Sometimes Said

7. Tellitlikeitis

8. Limelight Beach

9. Twin B Speedo

10 Beat The Drum

Jay Wolf

 

 

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