Connors’ Comments for Sunday, May 15, 2022


FIRST RACE – It cooled rapidly during the twilight card, which started at 81o and by race seven was at 67o … Stretch headiwnd … A CRAFTY LADY had cover almost to the ¼ then went on to take the lead before the 3/8, unpressured until the stretch, when PRAIRIE WESTERNGAL kept getting closer and closer, with the wire coming at the right time for the winner. The latter was out until the ¼ for the ... 


Connors’ Comments for Saturday, May 14, 2022

FIRST RACE – Another warm day with a “fast” track … Some stretch headwind to start … SEAL O’NEILL, calmer early this week, had a great second-over trip, three-wide early on the far turn, could draw away from these. The next six were within a half length, fronted by COXCOMB, who was wide leaving when he made a break, caught the field, broke again off the second turn, recovered again, didn’t tip wide until midstretch and was ... 


Connors’ Comments for Tuesday, May 10, 2022


FIRST RACE – Warm, with the stretch tailwind that has been prevalent all week … BUZZ headed on down the road, far superior to these. DYLAN THE GREAT left but took back to third, moved outside ¾, just held onto second over PRAIRIE VIRTUE. The latter was locked in much of the last half by a parked horse, came along well up the inside late. DUDELOOKSLIKELINDY gapped in quarter two, tighter, outside late ... 


Connors’ Comments for Sunday, May 8, 2022


FIRST RACE – Mid to low 60s; stretch tailwind … PRIMARY COLORS worked up to the lead 3/16, rated the half and went on without pressure, snapped home in 27 to hold off DONTPASSME HANOVER. The latter finally settled in fifth 3/16, then was second-over, three-wide past midturn, gained into the fast last quarter but couldn’t reach. CAPTAIN KEEN was uncovered at the half, one-geared it very steadily. MOVE THE LINE ... 


Connors’ Comments for Saturday, May 7, 2022


FIRST RACE – More like March instead of May: 43 degrees, and a “sloppy +1” racing surface … Stretch tailwind … THE WALL was looped between horses and went on to command past the ¼, yielded for the pocket, eased out headstretch, went to the lead just past midstretch and held off GUINNESS PANIC. The latter didn’t like his prospects from fourth-over so went three-wide 11/16, kept on gaining to be second to a trip horse. SEVENTH ... 


Connors’ Comments for Monday, May 2, 2022


FIRST RACE – Stretch headwind … BETTOR STRAIT N UP caused a “b.e.” recall … SWEET KISSES went into the pocket before the 3/16, waited until headstretch, then moved outside and paced away. DANCE TICKET took control from the pole, got a 1:00.1 middle half, was still outsprinted home, clearly second. SWEET AND FEISTY was uncovered into turn two, worked up gradually, held pretty well. IDEAL DESTINY ... 


Connors’ Comments for Sunday, May 1, 2022


FIRST RACE – Stretch headwind to start; intermittent small moisture during the card … GUINNESS PANIC moved out at the half, three-wide at the 5/8 and circled to first-over late backstretch, engaged the leader, took over early stretch, held off GRIFFON HANOVER. The latter tried to follow the winner wide but gapped, did get to two-wide ¾, got in gear in the stretch a little too late. BAMSKI looked at ... 


Connors’ Comments for Saturday, April 30, 2022

FIRST RACE – Swirling wind, sometimes stretch tailwind (fractions may be guide) … Low to mid 60s … ROLL WITH THE FLOW drifted out two-wide, went up uncovered 3/16 after the front end settled, pushed to make the top 3/8, held off a backstretch bid, then was best of these. KINGSVILLE was three-wide to the 1/8 to the lead 3/16, yielded 3/8 after some contesting, pocket, a bit loose headstretch and never regained serious ground. CRACK ... 


Connors’ Comments for Tuesday, April 26, 2022


FIRST RACE – Intermittent precipitation; 55 degrees; “sloppy +1” … DIVISION BELL moved out of fourth into turn two, turned in a 26.4 backside to clear easily, shook off the “new” first-over to open a clear lead in early stretch, held together to defeat ROCK IDOL. The latter was hustled early but still got away fifth, came out second-over but gapped, didn’t look at his best on the turns, but had a big late burst to almost get ... 


Connors’ Comments for Monday, April 25, 2022


FIRST RACE – Stretch headwind … WORTHY OF HONOR went quickly to the front and clicked off a sharp ¼, then could moderate things until TEDDY BROSEVELT came to him midturn, had a ding-dong duel with that one in the lane and prevailed. The latter spotted fourth at the 1/8, got underway raw coming off turn two, gradually went up and reached the leader midturn, fought very hard in the stretch only to just miss. ALEXANDER HANOVER ...