Connors’ Comments for Monday, June 10, 2019

2019-06-17

 MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2019

 

FIRST RACE – Weather wet; track “sloppy +1”; temperature actually went up a degree during the card; wind would pick up early to be a stretch tailwind, then die out later … STAR STUDDED CAST went right to the lead, had HANK’S TANK coming at it him from before the ¾ onward, held him off. The latter was second-over before the 3/8, three-wide 5/8 to two-wide 11/16 and challenged for the lead, held in ... 

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Connors Comments for Sunday, June 9, 2019

2019-06-16

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2018

 

FIRST RACE – There were issues with the timer at the half throughout the first part of the card; these races appeared to be influenced fraction-wise by the stretch headwind; obvious “mis-times” were corrected in the charts … ATTA BOY DAN was three-wide almost the entire first quarter, finally got the top 5/16, picked up the tempo down the back when pressed by the first-over, held gamely in the lane despite the hard early ... 

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Connors Comments for Tuesday, June 4, 2019

2019-06-11

TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2019

 

FIRST RACE – Stretch headwind … ROCKIN PRALINE was second-over, three-wide before the 11/16 to two-wide raw ¾, handled confidently from midstretch despite not getting the lead until late. JUXTA COWGIRL had forward position, out 5/16 to go to the lead past the 3/8, was challenged by the leader from the ¾, held well. ALL ABOUT MADI outleft everybody, yielded, inside then out on the turn, gradually ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Monday, June 3, 2019

2019-06-10

MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2019

 

FIRST RACE – A swirling wind throughout the day – the direction would show if the fractions were influenced any … DRAFT YEAR quarter-moved to command and maintained a controlling lead to the wire. SARAH’S HALL came out 5/8 and gained to the point where she could drop into the pocket late turn. not getting to the winner late while far clear of the rest. DANGEROUSDEWMCGREW was never close ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Saturday, June 1, 2019

2019-06-06

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019

 

FIRST RACE – Warm, with stretch headwind; rain came midcard, causing downgrading of track conditions … WARP FACTOR THREE raced up into the pocket before the 3/16, gapped slightly in the fast third quarter then tighter, outside stretch and by easily. BORDER CONTROL A got forward position, gapped down the back, outside behind the winner to midstretch and won a five-horse battle for place. JEREMES ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Tuesday, May 28, 2019

2019-06-04

 

TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2019

 

FIRST RACE – Stretch headwind … “Fast +0” until the last race … ANDOVERS TOUCH utilized his inner speed to perfection, forcing one opponent to tuck and then leaving one parked, had a persistent first-over in ALEXANDER HANOVER from the 11/16, just fought off that one. The latter came out into turn two in front of the parked horse, got to the leader 11/16 and was dogged in his pursuit, came up just shy. ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Monday, May 27, 2019

2019-06-03

 

FIRST RACEAMADOR came out 3/16 and went on to the lead to the 3/8, opened up 5/8 and was well clear. MYSTICAL WYNN had nonflowing cover and was four-wide to headstretch, closed past all the others. FOREVERHILLREIGN had to angle out behind the place horse, along for third with good late trot. DARTY was second-over behind a sluggish horse, three-wide midturn, fair. NATL GUARD HANOVER ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Sunday, May 26, 2019

2019-06-02

SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2019

 

FIRST RACE – Track was wet from residual water and opened as “good +1” for races 1 to 3; then more rain came and it was reclassified to “sloppy,” staying at ”+1” for races 4 through 6 and then “+2” thereafter until the end … RICH AND MISERABLE went up gradually to fourth at the 1/8, came uncovered 11/16, charged up to the leader on the turn, appeared to get a nose up midstretch, was passed by the pacesetter, ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Tuesday, May 21, 2019

2019-05-28

TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2019

 

FIRST RACE – Stretch tailwind … CHOCOTURE went to the lead, pushed the ¼, then yielded for the pocket, stayed tight and awaited the Pocono Pike, had plenty of trot and stepped by TSM PHOTO BUGGER easily. The latter worked to command just before the ¼, couldn’t hold off the pocket horse but was easily second. ITSGOODTOBEQUEEN tucked third, backed out to second-over 5/8, three-wide off the ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Monday, May 20, 2019

2019-05-27

 MONDAY, MAY 20, 2019

 

FIRST RACE – Stretch headwind, with slower last quarters (especially early) … CHELSEES A WINNER quickly assumed command, had a clear lead the last 3/8. GLOBAL ICE raced into the pocket just past the 1/8, started getting loose 5/8 but held second over MANDELA BLUE CHIP. The latter raced close to the pace, Pocono Pike, just missed the deuce. CASINO CUTIE IT ... 

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