Connors’ Comments for Tuesday, July 27, 2021

2021-08-02

FIRST RACE – Fairly strong stretch headwind … JAGGER ROCKS was three-wide towards the first turn, then two-wide and got the lead 3/16, rolled on the engine and was the dominant force here at 23-1. HOW ARE YEE JOHN forced the 1/8 and yielded, inherited the pocket near the ¼, was loose in it at several points, went on for the place. DOGFIGHT went up the inside down the back, evenly late. WAY TO CLOSE ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Monday, July 26, 2021

2021-08-01

FIRST RACECAPTAIN MCKEE stayed in third, moved out with cover midturn, built up his closing speed and was along in the last step. MELODIES MAJOR came up in 27 into a fast pace to challenge the leader, had the lead early stretch, caught in the last jump. JESSE DUKE N had “b.e.,” appearing to be left-side near the head, to the first turn, sat the pocket, had to wait for the Pocono Pike, came close after poor luck. ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Sunday, July 25, 2021

2021-07-28

FIRST RACE – Track was “fast +0” for the first six races; then the rain came through and the track was “sloppy +1” for the last six races … Stretch headwind of varying degree until the storm came through … HIGHVIEW CONALL N left well, then quarter-moved to control the tempo, a safe winner. VALRHONA moved raw just before the half, didn’t reach the leader until the ¾ then made a good challenge around the turn, gave a little ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Saturday, July 24, 2021

2021-07-27

FIRST RACE – Stretch headwind … BENJI’S BEST was last, moved uncovered early in the backstretch, got cover ¾ but was still a bit off of it, but once straightened away just overpowered this field. WALTER MITTY sat in, out in a blindswitch headstretch and behind a wall early stretch, had to wait for the winner to go by then could angle wider and finished very nicely to just get second. BABES DIG ME was looped leaving, ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Tuesday, July 20, 2021

2021-07-25

FIRST RACECAPTAIN MCKEE sat third and connected in the fast fractions for these until the far turn, then paced past the top two. CLOSING STATEMENT took his time working to the front early, set a very fast pace looking to bottom the field out, a strategy that worked for all but one. MAJOR OFFENSE quickly made the top, yielded for the pocket, got a little loose the last 1/8 but still far ahead of the rest. JAGGER ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Monday, July 19, 2021

2021-07-24

FIRST RACE – Stretch tailwind … KEYSTONE STEAM was quarter-mover #2 to the lead just past the 3/8, drew away from these the last 3/16. JESSE DUKE N moved out on the far turn and wide for the stretch, got past ABSOLUTE INTENT. The latter moved outside midturn, just outkicked for second. MISSILE SEELSTER was parked 3/16 for the lead, saw two go by in quarter two, lost ground when shuffled behind a tiring ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Sunday, July 18, 2021

2021-07-22

FIRST RACE – Coolish; stretch tailwind that got more intense midcard, then greatly moderated the last few races … GOLDEN GESTURE made the front, yielded 3/8 and sat in the fast pocket, outside midturn, paced right on by. ARCHETTO HANOVER tucked third, out behind the winner midturn, clear second. RUNHAPPY TEN moved in front of the parked horse and finally got the lead in a fast half, kept going to a ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Saturday, July 17, 2021

2021-07-21

FIRST RACE – Warm day; stretch tailwind to begin, then it moderated … ALEX TYE left three-wide to get the top at the 1/8, yielded to the quarter and sat tight in the pocket, to the Pocono Pike and paced away in the last 1/16. TUXEDO BAY was four-wide early, could cross down to two-wide and challenged until getting command at the ¼, kept going at a good pace, did have enough to maintain second. URBAN RENEWAL sat in, ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Tuesday, July 13, 2021

2021-07-19

FIRST RACE – Stretch headwind … GET LIT was three-wide to the first turn, had cover for a bit then moved on to the lead 5/16, yielded to sit in the two-hole, to the Pocono Pike and had a good late bid for the tally. OFFICIAL DELIGHT tucked at the 1/8, came again uncovered 5/8, paced steadily to the wire. THEFREEDOMFIGHTERN was second-over, tipped three-wide for the stretch and did well. CAPTAIN MALICIOUS ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Monday, July 12, 2021

2021-07-17

FIRST RACEA BETTOR BEACH made the lead early, not really threatened at any point, drew away. DREAMS BEACHBOY was three-wide to the first curve, tucked in the pocket before the 3/16, couldn’t make up any ground in the lane. HOW ARE YEE JOHN was first to show, yielded, stayed in third, outside stretch and gaining on the place horse. DA MAGICIAN didn’t show much after an inside trip. ... 

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