Connors’ Comments for Monday, September 9, 2019

2019-09-17

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2019

 

FIRST RACE – Stretch headwind, which moderated at times … RIVER RUNS DEEP made the lead at the 1/8, was clear most of the last half and won easily. FOOL OF IDEAS worked into the pocket early, came loose early on the backstretch, still maintained second. CHANCELLORCULLEN N was uncovered into the second turn, advanced to second-place ahead of the gapping pocketsitter, but couldn’t ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Sunday, September 15, 2019

2019-09-15

 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2019

 

FIRST RACEROCK ON LINE went to the lead 3/16, kept at a good clip and stayed strong to the line. SPANISH ART was uncovered at the 3/8, advanced down the back, looked shaken off on the turn but came back gamely to grab second late from WESTERN ALUMNI. The latter was forwardly-placed, got fairly direct access to the Pocono Pike as the pocketsitter had no more left, looked to get to second ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Tuesday, September 3, 2019

2019-09-10

 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2019

 

FIRST RACE – Stretch headwind … TURVILLE HANOVER stayed connected while forwardly-placed, out midturn and wide headstretch, just up on BAG O CHIPS. The latter had the early lead and yielded, came out ¾ to challenge, made the lead midstretch but was shortening a bit late. FANATIC was three-deep to the first curve to the front 3/16, yielded nearing the 3/8 during a rapid tempo, came ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Monday, September 2, 2019

2019-09-09

 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2019

 

FIRST RACE – Stretch headwind … TWIN B WRANGLER went quickly to the lead, yielded to sit the two-hole and was loose at points, but had enough in the 30.1 last quarter to overhaul the leader and then fend off DANCING RUSTY. The latter was second-over 5/8 and gradually tightened on cover, three-wide midturn, came on as the pace slowed. RIVER RUNS DEEP left and yielded, ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Saturday, August 31, 2019

2019-09-07

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2019

 

FIRST RACE – From 70o at first post to the high 50s by the last … TOM’S A ROCKIN was wide early and worked up to the lead by the ¼, got a breather in quarter two then turned on the jets, coming home in 55 and staying clear the last 3/16. YOU GOT TRUMPED made the front to the first turn then kept the winner out until the quarter, all-out the last half but held very gamely to retain second ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Tuesday, August 27, 2019

2019-09-03

 TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2019

 

FIRST RACE – Stretch headwind … HIGH BLUE, three-wide without then with cover early, could have had a 5-tuck late on the first turn but pressed on, had two-wide cover to the 3/8 then went on to the lead past the ½, opened up a big lead and was not threatened. WAR CRY HALL kept a hole tight early, backed out behind the winner and was soon left raw, went to the pocket 11/16, clear second-best. SPLITSVILLE ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Monday, August 26, 2019

2019-09-02

 MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2019

 

FIRST RACEARTFUL BLISS was three-wide to the 1/8 to the lead not long thereafter, yielded to the brusher for the pocket, came out late turn and went right on by. DAFINATY was between horses to the early pocket, quarter-moved and strung the field out, offered no resistance when the winner came but far ahead of the rest. ALWAYS A BB moved from midpack uncovered 5/8, fair for the distant ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Tuesday, August 20, 2019

2019-08-27

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2019

 

FIRST RACE – Stretch headwind … HIGH BLUE left and got the lead 3/16, rated the half, then dominated these in the second half. KEYSTONE BODACIOUS yielded for the pocket, couldn’t go with the winner but did hold on to second. SPLITSVILLE gradually ranged up to cover late backstretch then was three-deep on the turn, closed well. STARDUST MEMORIES tucked third, gapped 11/16, ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Monday, August 19, 2019

2019-08-26

MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2019

 

FIRST RACE – Stretch tailwind … DAFINATY was three-wide leaving to 3/16 command, opened up at the half and had a clear lead until the far turn, won easily. PREACHER OLLIE left between horses for the pocket, loose from the half to midturn, then a bit closer, no real threat but held off NITTANY NATION for place. The latter left some, sat third-in behind the gapping pocket horse, Pocono Pike ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Sunday, August 18, 2019

2019-08-25

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2019

 

FIRST RACE – After rain, track rated “sloppy +1” for the first half of the fourteen race card, and “good +1” thereafter … T’S ELECTRIC got the lead to the first turn, hung his main foe past the ¼ then yielded for the pocket, to the Pocono Pike and worked his way past that one. DANCIN HILL was three-wide to the 1/8 then two-wide to the 5/16 for the lead, had pressure from a parked horse, left him ... 

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