Connors Comments for Saturday, April 20, 2019




FIRST RACE – Dropping from the high to the low 60s on tonight’s card … Stretch headwind … BUNKNDUNK left, yielded to the ¼, made a regaining move, yielded again at the ½, back for a third move to the top and swept by 11/16, drew clear in the last ¼. AN THE THUNDEROLLS was trapped in at the 3/8, escaped into a blindswitch 11/16, could go three-wide midturn, clear second. MAJOR ... 


Connors’ Comments for TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2019




Connors’ Comments



FIRST RACE – Temperature drop through the card, the biggest midcard – the range will be from 60 to 48 … Stretch headwind, dying down later … WINTERESS was away second then moved 3/16 to gain the lead, opened up down the backstretch in a very fast 3/4s and won for fun. PITTSTOP KIP quickly cleared to the lead at 91-1, yielded to the winner, couldn’t stay with that one from ... 


Connors’ Comments for Monday, April 15




FIRST RACE – The temperature dropped 23 degrees (66 to 43) from Sunday to Monday … Strong stretch headwind that turned swirling at a couple of points … DON’TCALLMEFRANCIS was second-over, ducked into the pocket on the turn then went to the Pocono Pike, steadily to take the decision. OOH BAD BOY was underway early on turn two and moved up raw, gamely but was caught up the inside. A MAJOR IMPULSE went right ... 


Connors’ Comments for Sunday, April 14




FIRST RACE – Rain before and during the card: the track would be rated “sy +1” throughout, with temperatures in the mid-60s. … There would be two brief delays as exceptionally heavy weather passed through the area during the card … HANKS TANK made the lead past the 1/8, was not interested in surrendering command, got a parked foe in behind him 3/8, clear from the 5/8 onwards, geared down late. VERY VERY FAST was three-wide ... 


Connors’ Comments for Saturday, April 13




FIRST RACEHITMAN HILL left between horses and cleared 3/16 but at a 26.1 price, yielded for the pocket, was able to slip out midturn behind the front two two-wide horses as they went by, rallied very nicely in the fastest local mile of the year, 1:50.1. THE DARK SHADOW followed fine cover, uncovered midturn, ducked in briefly then back out for the drive to the wire, good. STARS ALIGN N went ... 


Connors’ Comments for Tuesday, April 9




FIRST RACE – High down to low 60s during the card; stretch headwind … DEWAR N SODA stayed in then backed out in front of a gapper to second-over 5/8, wide in the lane and got the lead in the last 100 feet. HOOVES ON FIRST started raw just past the half, one-geared it up, never had the lead but kept at her task steadily. JERAMAYA left and yielded for the two-hole, to the Pocono Pike and got a short lead midstretch, ... 


Connors’ Comments for Monday, April 8




FIRST RACE – Spring has sprung – mid-70s for this card; stretch headwind (five of the first six races didn’t beat 30 home) … SPRINGBANK SAM N came out just past the 1/8 before a parked horse could lock him in, got to the lead past the ¼, opened up down the backstretch and maintained a clear lead even through a 31 kicker (which was vs. the wind). TIME OUTA JAIL stayed in, had to wait for the deep Pocono ... 


Connors’ Comments for Sunday, April 7




FIRST RACE – Mid 60s; some stretch headwind … STARVIN MARVIN was second-over, three-wide later on the turn, just up over ATOMIC SEELSTER. The latter had the early pocket, stayed in, decided to utilize the inside when the pacesetter bore out headstretch, just failed. WEEKEND ATNANNIES went right out to command, yielded, got room before the Pocono Pike as the pacesetter bore out, got the lead upper stretch, but ... 


Connors’ Comments for Saturday, April 6




FIRST RACE – Nearly 60 degrees for the first part of the card, and no wind … CLASSY HILL was outside past the 1/8, pushed a foe a long way in a fast opener then retook in front of a charging competitor into turn two in a blistering half, drew clear early backstretch and maintained a big margin to the wire. GALLERY OPENING was in the outside flow, ducked in ¾, to the Pocono Pike and made up some ground. WARP FACTOR THREE ... 


Connors’ Comments for Tuesday, April 2




FIRST RACE – High 40s, stretch headwind … ABC MUSCLES BOY went right out to command, got a rest in quarter two, came home strongly and easily withstood WISENHEIMER. The latter sat the pocket, outside in the lane, stayed close to the quick winner. NATURAL KEMP was far back, ducked to the Pocono Pike and won a three-horse photo for the very very distant third. PHANTOM RUSTY came out before the ...