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Road To the Jug - Week #3 by Jay Wolf

02:02 PM 20 Aug 2014 NZST
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Special notice to all Jug & Jugette owners and trainers

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)

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

2. McWicked (1:47.3f; $907,888)

Owner: SSG Stables (NY)

Trainer: Casie Coleman

Driver: David Miller

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 Jimmy Takter

Driver: Brett Miller

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)

Trainer: Ron Burke

Driver: Matt Kakaley and Yannick Gingras

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)

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.

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

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)

Trainer: Ron Burke

Drivers: Yannick Gingras and Matt Kakaley

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

Driver: Brian 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)

Trainer: Jimmy Takter

Driver: Brett Miller

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)

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.

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

Owner: 3 Brothers Stables (NY)

Trainer: Ron Burke

Driver: Brian Sears reported that trainer Ron Burke 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 Watching

2. McWicked
3. Somewhere in L A
4. Beat The Drum
5. Cammikey
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



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