Connors’ Comments for November 9, 2019

2019-11-16

 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2019

 

FIRST RACE – Started at 30 degrees, then the temperature went UP – to a balmy 32 degrees – midcard … ENDEAVORS PRIDE was double-looped leaving, got in gear past the 1/8 and went up to grab command 5/16, was pressured on the backstretch, but was in control to the wire and won in hand. OUTKAST BLUE CHIP had an excess of cover, from three-wide ¾ to five-wide headstretch, went past the rest of the ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Tuesday, November 5, 2019

2019-11-12

 

 

 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2019

 

FIRST RACE – Temperature dips from 55o to 47o during the card … Stretch headwind … THAT’S OFFICIAL was away well, pulled raw from third to the 5/8 and went right by to the ¾, opened a giant lead and was coasting. DELCO PAPA BEAR was third-over, stayed behind cover until headstretch, then showed good late jet. JOHNNY GUN followed cover 5/8, was left ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Saturday, November 2, 2019

2019-11-09

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2019

 

FIRST RACE – The temperature was on the high side of 40 degrees as the night began, and on the low side of that figure as it ended … KEYSTONE STEAM was three-wide a long way on the first turn then took back to follow an already-formed outer tier at the ¼, went three-wide to the 5/8 to get to two-wide just past the 11/16, grinded on and just caught TOM’S AROCKIN in an excellent outing. The latter was ... 

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Connors’ Comments for October 29, 2019

2019-11-05

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2019

 

FIRST RACE – Temperature hovered around 60o all evening … Stretch headwind … EIFFEL TOWER was third-over, three-wide around stalled cover midturn, closed well and won measuring as the pace decreased. JK JAZZITUP made the lead, yielded 3/16, had two go by before starting another move 5/16 that brought her to the top past the 3/8, pressured on the lead in a fast tempo, held very well. GIRLOFYOURDREAMS ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Monday, October 28, 2019

 MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2019

 

FIRST RACE – Temperature went downward through the 60s on the card … FOOL OF IDEAS got into the two-wide flow on the turn, three-wide past midturn, widest and had easily the most pace late. BETTER BANGBANG went to the lead 3/16, yielded 5/16 for the pocket, to the Pocono Pike, did beat out the others. AN THE THUNDEROLLS was third-over, then second-over when the original occupant of that ... 

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Connors’ Comments for October 26, 2019

2019-11-02

 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2019

 

FIRST RACE – High mid-50s to low mid-50s during the card … Occasional light rain, but not enough to change the track condition … First race correct fractions: 26.3, 55.1, 1:24.1, 1:52 … BURNING MIDNIGHT wound up in the pocket after the two in front of him got tangled up to the 3/8, moved outside late turn, wide and finished strongly in a good last quarter for the win. PALOMAR tucked, got through ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Tuesday, October 22, 2019

2019-10-29

 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2019

 

FIRST RACE – Rain starts to fall during the first race … The track is rated “fast” for races 1-2, “good” for race 3, and “sloppy” thereafter … Variant is “0” for races 1 and 2, “+1” races 3 through 10, and then “+2” for the balance of the card … MYSTICAL WYNN quickly made the top, yielded to the favorite and sat the good trip, to the Pocono Pike and just got by late. GRANDMA HEIDI ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Monday, October 21, 2019

2019-10-28

 MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2019

 

FIRST RACEPREACHER OLLIE started uncovered at the half and grinded away, made the lead very late and held off RIVER RUNS DEEP. The latter was second-over, tipped wider early stretch, coming on late but just short. DAFINATY had the lead before the first turn, yielded but was quick to retake past the 1/4, yielded again, to the Pocono Pike, looked to have a nose advantage ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Sunday, October 20, 2019

2019-10-27

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2019

 

FIRST RACE – Temperature hovering near 50 degrees … track “sloppy” all night … “+1” for first seven races, “+2” for last seven … TERROR ATTHE BEACH got away last, moved out 3/16 and lost cover at the ¼, went from eighth to second raw in a 31.2 second split, then continued to deliver high pressure, got by early stretch, kept T’S ELECTRIC at bay. The latter went into the pocket at ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Saturday, October 19. 2019

2019-10-26

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2019

 

FIRST RACEKEYSTONE STEAM left between horses and was out until the 5/16 before making the top in a fast tempo, yielded to turn two, up on the bit and outside 11/16 to challenge, held sway in a big mile. RON BAKARDI defended the pocket early with many outside leavers then left a bit of a hole to the ¼ but nobody ducked in it, stayed in, left a slight gap to the ¾ then came outside behind cover on the ... 

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