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Week #4 Road to the Little Brown Jug

03:00 AM 28 Aug 2014 NZST
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Here is Jay Wolf's Road To The Little Brown Jug updates for Week #4


1. He's 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

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)

Trainer: Casie Coleman  Driver: David Miller

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 Jimmy Takter  Driver: Brett Miller/Tim Tetrick

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: Ron Burke  Driver: Matt Kakaley and Yannick Gingras

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: Jim Campbell  Driver: John Campbell/Tim Tetrick

The son of Well Said won a $13,000 Conditioned Pace at Harrah's Philadelphia (8/20) in 1:50.4.

6. Jet Airway (1:50s; $262,159)

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 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: Ron Burke  Drivers: Yannick Gingras and Matt Kakaley

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: Brian Zendt

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)

Trainer: Joe Seekman  Driver: Tyler Smith

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)

Trainer: Staffan Lind 

Driver: Ron Pierce

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
2. McWicked
3. Somewhere In LA
4. Jet Airway
5. Tellitlikeitis
6. Limelight Beach
7. Sometimes Said
8. Cammikey
9. At Press Time
10. Western Vintage

by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug

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