Connors’ Comments for Tuesday, September 27, 2022


FIRST RACE – Cool; stretch headwind … STICK WITH ME KID took back early, moved uncovered before the 5/8 and challenged, had a small lead midturn when the pacesetter broke, went clear for a bit, then tired but did hold on. ARCHIBALD moved second-over behind the winner, not tight on him on the turn, then better late to just miss. HOT SUMMER KNIGHT raced inside, advanced up the inside late. KEYSTONE THUNDER ... 


Connors’ Comments for Monday, September 26, 2022


FIRST RACE – Mid to upper 60s; stretch headwind … TONY TOO TALL made two speed moves in controlling the pace, drew away in the last 1/8 looking sharp. BIG BOSS HILL was between horses leaving and tucked third past the 1/8, shuffled some later on the turn and had to await the Pocono Pike, good once clear along the inside for place. JK MUSICMAN moved outside 11/16 but didn’t gain. CAVIART MAX moved ... 


Connors’ Comments for Saturday, September 24, 2022

FIRST RACE – Coolish, and with a stretch headwind almost all the day, which explains where a lot of the winners came from (front and inside) except for the first race … COXCOMB was away seventh as many left, last at the half, was fourth-over down the back, then three-wide towards the ¾ and practically circled the field on the far turn, drew clear. CANDY TRADER was wide early, then had cover to the ¼, to the lead at the 3/8, had pressure ... 


Connors’ Comments for Tuesday, September 20, 2022


FIRST RACESAY YOU DO spotted third, then moved before the parked horse could go up, took over command nearing the 3/8 and set a fast pace stringing these out, mildly-roused late to keep NICE STUFF at bay. The latter left and put a foe in behind, yielded to the winner, a bit loose on the turn but was coming back well late. KEYSTONE THUNDER had a brief early lead but submitted to track geometry and tucked, third-in, ... 


Connors’ Comments for Monday, September 19, 2022


FIRST RACE – The day started off relatively pleasant, with a moderate stretch headwind; by race five the wind had picked up quite a bit, and then rain came, changing the “fast +0” rating of the first five contests to “sloppy +1” for the rest of the day … TEMPURA HANOVER was briefly four-wide then fell in behind cover, pressed on past a fast quarter to get the lead 3/8, got a short breather then turned on the speed again to leave these well behind. ... 


Connors’ Comments for Saturday, September 17, 2022


FIRST RACEREBELLIOUS was limbed out three-deep to the 1/8 to get the lead, strung the field out with odd-numbered quarters under 27, much the best. ACTOR HANOVER left between horses to get into the pocket, a bit loose at times behind the winner but the only one who stayed semi-close. CAVIART SAGE sat third, couldn’t keep up far turn, held in a big battle for show. GO DANCING A was underway on the ... 


Connors’ Comments for Tuesday, September 13, 2022


FIRST RACE – Stretch headwind … LATEST ERA was four-wide to the first turn and three-wide to the 1/8, took back then but found no hole so urged to go up and get the lead 3/8, rolled in quarter three with the wind, opened a clear lead headstretch then held off the late surge of ALWAYS BETTER. The latter went out early to take command, yielded towards the 3/8 for the two-hole, didn’t stay with the winner turning for home then kicked ... 


Connors’ Comments for Monday, September 12, 2022


FIRST RACE – Rain midcard, reducing a “fast” track to “good +1” … YS DO IT RIGHT used the rail to take control in a quick opener, slowed the second stanza then sped up, with nobody able to catch him coming back fractions of 54.3 – 26.4. DIVINE RIGHT moved out with cover to the ¾, swung wide and narrowed in some. BIONIC took the pocket, outside stretch but had little to offer. ZEUS HANOVER ... 


Connors’ Comments for Tuesday, September 6, 2022


FIRST RACE – Changeable weather: “good +1” for the first four races; “fast” for races 5-11; then with more rain “sloppy +1” the remainder of the card … KEYSTONE STEAM moved raw on the second turn, got into the pocket past the 5/8, continued to gain and outside to headstretch, paced on to the lead. LUZIANA came out at the half, followed the winner and retucked third before the ¾, stuck to the inside and took second. BEVANS ... 


Connors’ Comments for Sunday, September 4, 2022

FIRST RACE – A few degrees either side of 80 for this card … No wind … Horses trying to advance wide from more than a couple lengths off the pace at the half had a bad day … BIZYS BEATLE moved uncovered before the second turn, hit a high gear off that bend and brushed to the lead nearing the 3/4, held off the late move of LITTLEBITASWAGGER. The latter was carried up perfectly by the winner and got to the pocket on the turn, tried ...