Connors’ Comments for Tuesday, September 27, 2022

2022-10-04

FIRST RACE – Cool; stretch headwind … STICK WITH ME KID took back early, moved uncovered before the 5/8 and challenged, had a small lead midturn when the pacesetter broke, went clear for a bit, then tired but did hold on. ARCHIBALD moved second-over behind the winner, not tight on him on the turn, then better late to just miss. HOT SUMMER KNIGHT raced inside, advanced up the inside late. KEYSTONE THUNDER ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Monday, September 26, 2022

2022-10-02

FIRST RACE – Mid to upper 60s; stretch headwind … TONY TOO TALL made two speed moves in controlling the pace, drew away in the last 1/8 looking sharp. BIG BOSS HILL was between horses leaving and tucked third past the 1/8, shuffled some later on the turn and had to await the Pocono Pike, good once clear along the inside for place. JK MUSICMAN moved outside 11/16 but didn’t gain. CAVIART MAX moved ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Saturday, September 24, 2022

FIRST RACE – Coolish, and with a stretch headwind almost all the day, which explains where a lot of the winners came from (front and inside) except for the first race … COXCOMB was away seventh as many left, last at the half, was fourth-over down the back, then three-wide towards the ¾ and practically circled the field on the far turn, drew clear. CANDY TRADER was wide early, then had cover to the ¼, to the lead at the 3/8, had pressure ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Tuesday, September 20, 2022

2022-09-27

FIRST RACESAY YOU DO spotted third, then moved before the parked horse could go up, took over command nearing the 3/8 and set a fast pace stringing these out, mildly-roused late to keep NICE STUFF at bay. The latter left and put a foe in behind, yielded to the winner, a bit loose on the turn but was coming back well late. KEYSTONE THUNDER had a brief early lead but submitted to track geometry and tucked, third-in, ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Monday, September 19, 2022

2022-09-24

FIRST RACE – The day started off relatively pleasant, with a moderate stretch headwind; by race five the wind had picked up quite a bit, and then rain came, changing the “fast +0” rating of the first five contests to “sloppy +1” for the rest of the day … TEMPURA HANOVER was briefly four-wide then fell in behind cover, pressed on past a fast quarter to get the lead 3/8, got a short breather then turned on the speed again to leave these well behind. ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Saturday, September 17, 2022

2022-09-22

FIRST RACEREBELLIOUS was limbed out three-deep to the 1/8 to get the lead, strung the field out with odd-numbered quarters under 27, much the best. ACTOR HANOVER left between horses to get into the pocket, a bit loose at times behind the winner but the only one who stayed semi-close. CAVIART SAGE sat third, couldn’t keep up far turn, held in a big battle for show. GO DANCING A was underway on the ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Tuesday, September 13, 2022

2022-09-19

FIRST RACE – Stretch headwind … LATEST ERA was four-wide to the first turn and three-wide to the 1/8, took back then but found no hole so urged to go up and get the lead 3/8, rolled in quarter three with the wind, opened a clear lead headstretch then held off the late surge of ALWAYS BETTER. The latter went out early to take command, yielded towards the 3/8 for the two-hole, didn’t stay with the winner turning for home then kicked ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Monday, September 12, 2022

2022-09-17

FIRST RACE – Rain midcard, reducing a “fast” track to “good +1” … YS DO IT RIGHT used the rail to take control in a quick opener, slowed the second stanza then sped up, with nobody able to catch him coming back fractions of 54.3 – 26.4. DIVINE RIGHT moved out with cover to the ¾, swung wide and narrowed in some. BIONIC took the pocket, outside stretch but had little to offer. ZEUS HANOVER ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Tuesday, September 6, 2022

2022-09-12

FIRST RACE – Changeable weather: “good +1” for the first four races; “fast” for races 5-11; then with more rain “sloppy +1” the remainder of the card … KEYSTONE STEAM moved raw on the second turn, got into the pocket past the 5/8, continued to gain and outside to headstretch, paced on to the lead. LUZIANA came out at the half, followed the winner and retucked third before the ¾, stuck to the inside and took second. BEVANS ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Sunday, September 4, 2022

FIRST RACE – A few degrees either side of 80 for this card … No wind … Horses trying to advance wide from more than a couple lengths off the pace at the half had a bad day … BIZYS BEATLE moved uncovered before the second turn, hit a high gear off that bend and brushed to the lead nearing the 3/4, held off the late move of LITTLEBITASWAGGER. The latter was carried up perfectly by the winner and got to the pocket on the turn, tried ... 

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