Connors’ Comments for Saturday, November 12, 2022

2022-11-18

FIRST RACE – 60 degrees; a mild stretch headwind that would increase a little as the card progressed… A BETTOR BEACH came out second-over 5/8, three-wide ¾ to two-wide midturn to the lead headstretch, a safe winner. SILENT SPLENDOR went to the front at the 1/8, yielded 3/8 for the pocket, came out behind the winner late turn, held second over ROLLINWITHAMBITION. The latter sat in, took awhile in the stretch to find ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Monday November 7, 2022

2022-11-12

FIRST RACE – Atypical stretch tailwind on another warm day … MISTER DAYTONA N was looped early, went on to get the lead 5/16, pushed a little then yielded well before the fast half, gapped some down the back then tighter then outside ¾, went right by, drew clear in an impressive mile. SEE YA WRITE N spotted, then moved second-over, three-wide just past midturn, closed well. LORD OF MISRULE hustled away well to the ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Tuesday, November 1, 2022

2022-11-07

FIRST RACE – “Sloppy +1” on a 57-degree day … LATEST ATTRACTION left well, yielded near the ¼ for the pocket, stayed close, to the Pocono Pike and the lead midstretch, held off FERDIEONTHEBEACH to five Kevin Wallis his 10541st driving victory as he announced he is retiring from driving after today. The latter moved second-over 5/8, gapped on the turn, then was gaining late out very wide. MICHAEL’S MONSTER took ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Monday, October 31, 2022

2022-11-06

FIRST RACESLY ELEANOR N was not ahead most of the quarter but had the rail and thus track geometry, and forced a rival to tuck off the first turn, slowed the half, had a tough challenger, driven in upper stretch to finally get a sustainable margin. BETTOR WATCH IT went up and tucked fourth at the 1/8, uncovered before turn two and speed-grinded, held very gamely to the line. BRILLIANT BEAUTY was second-over, gapped ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Saturday, October 29, 2022

2022-11-05

FIRST RACE – Right around 60 degrees for this card, with no wind … EFFRONTE A was three-wide early to the lead past the 1/8, rated the half, then came home in 55 – 27.2, putting the first-over in behind him on the turn and staying clear. WON LAST FEELING looked at leaving but took back, uncovered off the second turn, got to the winner’s flank, dropped into the pocket, the only foe to be remotely close. AIN’T IN FUN ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Tuesday, October 25, 2022

2022-10-31

FIRST RACE – Warm day for this time of the year; some stretch headwind … DIVINE SPIRIT moved to the half and got a fine second-over trip, three-wide late turn, just up in the last couple of steps. ARCHIBALD started raw at the half, grinded hard battling the leader, may never have had his nose ahead but fought on gamely. AMADOR moved 5/16 to the lead nearing turn two, came under pressure, led until very late. BANZAI ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Monday, October 24, 2022

2022-10-29

FIRST RACE – Track was very sloppy “sy +3,” in 58-degree temperatures; slight stretch tailwind … CRESCENT BEAUTY was three-wide leaving, made the top 3/16, yielded to a challenger 5/16 and was the only one who could stay close despite moderate fractions, outside stretch and drew away. PHANNYS MATTER went to the top then yielded, gapped the top two big time from the half, then found a little more late and caught a tiring THESUNRISESAGAIN ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Saturday, October 22, 2022

FIRST RACE – A warm day in the mountains for late October; not much wind to start … R MADDY BLUE CHIP yielded the lead to sit the good pocket trip, moved out to headstretch and easily paced away from this crew. IC A FREE SPIRIT slotted in third at the 1/8, moved uncovered before the ¼, never got close than the saddle pad of the pocket horse in challenging, but showed his usual gameness to take second away from BABES DIG ME... 

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Connors’ Comments for Tuesday, October 18, 2022

2022-10-24

FIRST RACE – A chilly day, making the stretch headwind feel even more draining … GET LIT defended the pocket, moved in the stretch and drew away easily. CAVIART SAGE got an early tuck, sat in, angled to widest early stretch and closed for the distant second. MACH WEST was three-wide leaving, then two-wide until getting in third at the quarter, just missed getting second late. TRAY SURREAL worked out ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Monday, October 17, 2022

2022-10-22

FIRST RACE – 58 degrees; no wind to start… HIGH BALLER left and enjoyed a cushy pocket trip, outside in the stretch and zipped right by. FRISKIE ALL NITE was parked to the 1/8 for command, didn’t back things off much, no match for the winner but enough for second. LORD OF MISRULE sat third-inside the entire way. BEACH TOWN BOY moved second-over, three-wide midturn, had some late pace. LUZIANA ... 

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