Connors’ Comments for Sunday, February 21, 2021

2021-02-25

FIRST RACE – Warmest card of the year so far – it was up to freezing 32o at first post … MYIDEALSON N was three-wide early, briefly had cover then pressed on 3/16 to the lead 5/16, continued at a quick clip in these circumstances and opened a big lead he kept from the 5/8 to midstretch, tired at that point but was just too far ahead. SARONNO went third-over and followed cover three-wide then lost it late turn, along for ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Saturday, February 20, 2021

2021-02-24

FIRST RACE – 28 degrees throughout; track “good +1” through eight races, then “fast +0” … HORSING AROUND insisted on cutting the pace from the pole forcing tucks, kept a controlling lead to the wire. APEX SEELSTER sat in, gapped a bit early, blocked on the far turn, came up the far inside with solid pace. SHANE ADAM went into the pocket at the 1/8, lost a little ground from the ¾ on, still not bad. GRAND ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Sunday, February 14, 2021

2021-02-17

Connors’ Comments at POCONO DOWNS

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2021

 

FIRST RACE – High 20s; stretch tailwind from race two until late in the card … MYIDEALSON N got early position, quarter-moved right to the top, shook off the outside challenger by headstretch, then held safe the inside threat of LOVE THE ACTION. The latter was outside until just past the ¼ for the top, yielded for the two-hole, battled inside the winner, good second. ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Saturday, February 13, 2021

Connors’ Comments at POCONO DOWNS

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2021

 

FIRST RACE – Welcome back for another year of harness racing at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono … Temperature rising from the low to mid 20s; wind is not a factor … I GET THAT was second-over, gapped in a quick third quarter, then went three-wide midturn as cover tired, overhauled UNION STATION at 40-1. The latter tucked fourth just past the 1/8, quarter-moved to ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Saturday, October 7, 2020

2020-11-12

FIRST RACE – Stretch headwind on a warm day for November … JEREMES GENERAL left well from the rail and protected the pocket, went to the Pocono Pike and was an easy winner. KEYSTONE STORM left a small gap off the top three until past the half, got going uncovered 5/8, went on steadily and photoed ROCKNROLL CHARM for the deuce. The latter moved out second-over, swung three-deep late turn, looked to have aim on second ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Tuesday, November 3, 2020

2020-11-09

FIRST RACECARMENS BEST made two speed moves and fronted the field, gamely holding off two good foes. STONEBRIDGE PROUD was in the early-forming second tier 3/8, circled three-wide from last 5/8 and stayed wide the duration, kept narrowing in but didn’t get there by the wire. MYSTERY ISLAND was between horses early and tucked, started on the grind 3/8, tried very hard to the finish. REDHOT ROMEO was ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Saturday, October 31, 2020

2020-11-05

FIRST RACEWINNING IS SWEET was three-wide to the first turn, then covered to the 3/16, then raw to the front going into the stretch the first time, shook off the first-over, then held off the long challenge of second-over BEN ROCKIN. The latter as noted followed cover, went three-wide at the ¾ to two-wide late turn, just edged out. POKERFACE BLUECHIP swung widest of all in the lane with good pace to get third. CANBEC ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Tuesday, October 27, 2020

2020-11-03

FIRST RACECROSSFIT was three-wide past the 1/8 and on top to the 5/16, got pressure from a brusher before the half but kept that one outside, stayed safely ahead of the pocketsitting CASH FOR GOLD late. The latter went between horses to the lead to the 3/16, yielded to the winner and stayed tight in the two-hole, outside in the stretch but second-best, though a clear second-best. STRIKING ENCORE was ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Sunday, October 25, 2020

2020-10-31

FIRST RACEARTACHE HANOVER had some early foot and sat third-in, swung out late on the turn and just did catch GUNSLINGER HILL on the money. The latter made the lead to the first turn, yielded to a brusher for the pocket, a bit loose at the ¾ and much of the turn, but accelerated when shown the Pocono Pike, to the lead just before midstretch, unlucky to be caught late. ASCARYONE HANOVER controlled the pace with two ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Saturday, October 24, 2020

FIRST RACE – “Good +1” tracks races 1-5; “fast + 0” thereafter … Temperatures in low 50s … Stretch tailwind at the start … JUST N ACE was under tap urging early and maintained control of the pace, fought off the first-over, a good winner. LOUD SPLASH gapped in last much of the last half, then swung from one- to five-wide into the stretch, still seventh past the start of the pond but flew in the last 1/16. WHATS INTHE ... 

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