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Road to the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace Week 6

Thursday, June 7, 2018

 

 

Rank 

Horse 

Driver, Trainer, 

Owner(s) 

Dave Little’s Comments 

  

1 

Dorsoduro Hanover

($160,168 – 1:50.1) 

M. Kakaley, R. Burke

Burke Racing, Silva, Purnel & Libby, Weaver Bruscemi, Wingfield Five 

Drew post 8 in the second of three North America Cup Eliminations, which take place Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Burke: “He’s drawn outside and will have to be put in play. You can’t sit ninth or 10th. Those horses are all too close in terms of ability to do that.”

Last Race: 5/28 – PcD – Pa All-Stars – 1st (1:50.3) 

2
 
Lost In Time
($633,563 – 1:50.1)
 
S. Zeron, J. Takter

Diamond Creek Racing, J&T Silva, 

W. Rufenacht, Ric Flair Stable
 
Finished second as the 4-5 favorite in his division of the Somebeachsomewhere last week. What happened? Zeron: “He’s fighting the head pole and I couldn’t get him through the turns. It was pushing up against his neck really hard. We’ll take the head poles off and I think he’ll be perfect.” (NA Cup Elim 3, Post 1)
Last Race: 6/2 – Wbsb – Somebeachsomewhere – 2nd (1:51.1)
 
3
 
Stay Hungry
($542,414 – 1:50.2)

  

D. McNair, T. Alagna
B. Grant, I. Samelman
 
 
Trainer opted to qualify at the Meadowlands with Lasix added so he can stay on the diuretic for the NA Cup (Elim 1, Post 3). Alagna: “He qualified well.” The numbers back that up: He closed in :26.2 and completed the mile in 1:49.1.
Last Race: 6/2 – M1 – Qualifier – 2nd (1:49.1)
 
4
 
This Is The Plan
($240,372 – 1:50.2)
 
T. Tetrick, C. Ryder

C. Ryder, R. Mondillo 

One of only three horses in the Top 10 not heading to Toronto. Ryder: “The plan is for no North America Cup. Thought we might make more money concentrating on Pocono and the Hempt.”
Last Race: 5/28 – PcD – Pa All-Stars – 3rd (1:50.3)
 
5
 
American History
($82,023 – 1:49.1)
 
Y. Gingras, T. Alagna
Brittany Farms, M. Katz,
American History Racing
 
 

Drew post 7 in Elim 2. Last line was a spiffy 1:49.1 mile at Vernon. Alagna: “He is plenty fit for The Cup.” Will be making but his eighth lifetime start Saturday night. 

Last Race: 5/28 – VD – NYSS – 1st (1:49.1)
 
6
 
Babes Dig Me
($107,447 – 1:52.3Q)
 
B. Miller, T. Alagna
B.J. Grant, J. Sbrocco,
J. Leblanc, In The Gym Partners
 
 
Drew post 4 in Elim 3. After racing in the Rooney, his trainer gave him the week off. Alagna: “I trained him Tuesday with American History. He’s good on a big track and drew a good post for his elimination.”
Last Race: 5/26 – YR – Art Rooney Final – 3rd (1:52)
 
7
 
Thinkbig Dreambig
($25,000 – 1:49.2)
 
Y. Gingras, J. Takter
Brixton Medical Inc., J. Fielding,
G. Anderberg, G. Falk
 
 
Will compete in a NW2 event at Pocono Friday. Made big news last week by winning in 1:49.2 in only his second career start. How he looks Friday certain to go a long way toward his Meadowlands Pace aspirations. Takter: “It’s possible he could be there.”
Last Race: 5/26 – M1 – Escort Final – 1st (1:49.2)
 
8
 
Captain Deo
($26,017 – 1:50.2)
 
B. Miller, T. Alagna
Alagna Racing, J. Sbrocco, In The Gym Partners, Captain Deo Partners
 
 
Body-slammed a weak group at the Big M Saturday, but so impressed his connections, they decided to head to Toronto (Elim 1, Post 10) with the rest of the Alagna entourage. Alagna: “I thought the race at the Meadowlands was a good confidence booster. The win made the decision to go to Toronto a lot easier.”
Last Race:6/2 – M1 – NW2 – 1st (1:50.2)
 
9
 
Nutcracker Sweet
($173,357 – 1:50.2)
 
T. Tetrick, J. Takter
H. Taylor, Order By Stable, R. Lombardo
 
 
Did not have a great night in the Somebeachsomewhere, leading to the stretch as the 6-5 favorite before wilting and finishing 8th. Comes right back in NA Cup Elim 2, Post 9.
Last Race: 6/2 – Wbsb – Somebeachsomewhere – 8th (1:51.2)
 
10
 
I’m A Big Deal
($110,344 – 1:50.2)
 
G. Napolitano Jr., C. Ryder
C. Henderson, R. Mondillo,
C. Ryder
 
 
The other RTTMP member from the Ryder barn is also not heading for Mohawk. Ryder: “Both of my horses are heading for the Meadowlands Pace and then after that, there are plenty of road trips.” Given the plethora of 3YO Colt Pacing Stakes opportunities, maybe he’s got something there.
Last Race: 5/28 – PcD – Pa All-Stars – 2nd (1:51.3)
 

  

KEY PREP RACES 

  

MEADOWLANDS PACE ELIGIBLES IN CAPS – Supplements are permitted per the conditions of the race 

  

Date 

Stakes 

Site 

Winner 

Trainer 

Driver 

2nd Horse 

3rd Horse 

Time 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

5/5 

PA Sire Stakes 

  

Mea 

  

THIS IS THE PLAN 

C. Ryder 

D. Palone 

BABES DIG ME 

Record Machine 

1:53 

  

PA Sire Stakes 

  

Mea 

  

DORSODURO HANOVER 

R. Burke 

J. Pantaleano 

Wes Delight 

CAPTAIN DEO 

1:50.3 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

5/19 

PA Sire Stakes 

PcD 

I’M A BIG DEAL 

C. Ryder 

G. Napolitano Jr. 

GRAND TETON 

Whos Better 

1:50.2 

  

PA Sire Stakes 

PcD 

DORSODURO HANOVER 

R. Burke 

M. Kakaley 

THIS IS THE PLAN 

PRO BEACH 

1:50.1 

  

PA Sire Stakes 

PcD 

  

Wes Delight 

M. Harder 

C. Callahan 

LOST IN TIME 

STAY HUNGRY 

1:50.4 

5/20 

OnSS Gold 

Flm 

Backstreet Shadow 

R. McNair 

D. McNair 

St Lads Neptune 

Wind Blast 

1:52.3 

  

OnSS Gold 

Flm 

Western Passage 

C. Coleman 

D. McNair 

Levis Day 

SHADOW MOON 

1:53.4 

5/26 

Art Rooney Final 

YR 

Trump Nation 

C. Oakes 

J. Bartlett 

Minnie Vinnie 

BABES DIG ME 

1:51.3 

5/28 

NYSS 

VD 

1 

Courtly Choice 

B. MacIntosh 

D. Miller 

Hitman Hill 

Real Surreal 

1:48.4 

  

NYSS 

VD 

AMERICAN HISTORY 

T. Alagna 

Y. Gingras 

Rock Lights 

Heavenly Sound 

1:49.1 

  

NYSS 

VD 

My Delight 

H. Hochstetler 

M. Miller 

Lyons Steel 

Ostro Hanover 

1:49.4 

6/1 

NJSS Final 

M1 

Melanie’s Fran 

K. Mc Dermott 

D. Miller 

Hypnotico 

- 

1:56.3 

6/2 

Somebeachsmwhere 

Moh 

Burning Midnight 

C. Giles 

T. Henry 

Simple Kinda Man 

GRAND TETON 

1:50.4 

  

Somebeachsmwhere 

Moh 

Lather Up 

C. Francis 

M. Teague 

St Lads Neptune 

Scouts Report 

1:50.3 

  

Somebeachsmwhere 

Moh 

Jimmy Freight 

R. Moreau 

L. Roy 

LOST IN TIME 

When You Dance 

1:50.2 

 

 


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