Connors’ Comments for Sunday, March 8, 2020

2020-03-12

 SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2020

 

FIRST RACE – Temperature about 18 degrees higher than yesterday, a bit on either side of 50oALWAYS B MAGIC was three-wide to turn one then went on to finally get the top at the 26.1 quarter, but his speed proved to be too much for these. ACHILLES BLUE CHIP was outside before turn two but soon had cover, which he gapped until past the ¾, then swung three-wide and was along for the distant second. ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Saturday, March 7, 2020

2020-03-11

SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2020

 

FIRST RACE – Temperature from the mid 30s to 30o (important to note during period when it could be 30o one day and 55o the next – 1:55 in 30o could be better than 1:54 at 55o) … TRENTE DEO left swiftly to quickly get command, under mild urging most of the lane to stay safely clear. BEACH PRO was second-over into the backstretch, kicked in well midstretch. ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Sunday, March 1, 2020

2020-03-08

 SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2020

 

FIRST RACE – Temperature just above freezing all night … BARBADOS (whose temperature Sunday night was in the 70s) was outside the whole mile, grinded forward uncovered from the 3/8, never gave in and took the decision in a brave showing. JUSTIFIED made two speed moves to control the throttle, held well. MILANO HANOVER protected the three-hole from a tucker past the 1/8, moved outside midturn, ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Saturday, February 29, 2020

2020-03-02

 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2020

 

FIRST RACE – Mild swirling breeze through the bitter-cold evening – temperature ranged from 25o to 22oCLOUSEAU HANOVER was looped early, went up to 3/16 command, set a sharp tempo and was tons the best in the opener. OUR REGAL IDEAL N was shaken up down the backstretch, moved out 3/4 and got cover, three-wide around the cover headstretch and closed for the distant second. ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Sunday, February 23, 2020

2020-02-29

 SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2020

 

FIRST RACE – Stretch headwind … From 50o to 40o through the card … SMART AS A WHIP lost significant ground on a break 50 yards before the start, caught the field past the ¼, out with cover then three-wide 11/16 as the cover was dull, stayed three-deep through the turn and then just outtrotted these by a large margin. GWALLY gained through early attrition, moved uncovered past ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Saturday, February 22, 2020

2020-02-26

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2020

 

FIRST RACE – Temperature went from 45 to 35 through the card; stretch headwind … ROYAL HEART went straight out to the lead, yielded to an early mover to sit the two-hole, outside headstretch and by safely. ALWAYS A DIAMOND was looped early and went up to the two-hole 3/16, didn’t stay there long as moving before MACHINE TEAM could quarter-move, reached the top, had some backstretch pressure, second ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Saturday, February 15, 2020

2020-02-19

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2020

 

FIRST RACE – Temperature in the mid-20s, with a stretch headwind … HORSING AROUND was anxious to go when pulled nearing the ¼, to the front quickly, set the pace with holes behind him as the pocket horse gave way, withstood POP’S ROMEO. The latter was underway raw 5/16, got to the pocket 5/8 and followed the winner home, good but second-best. MCBOOGITTY was briefly wide leaving then ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Sunday, February 9, 2020

2020-02-15

 SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2020

 

FIRST RACE – A stretch headwind that increased some later in the card, and a track rated “good +1” throughout, with only two races breaking :29.2 in the last quarter … ALWAYS B MAGIC was out for the pocket and sat there until past midturn, then moved out and overhauled DAFINATY. The latter had instant control and strung the field out, second-best to the pocket rocket. MYSTERY ISLAND ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Saturday, February 8, 2020

2020-02-12

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2020

 

FIRST RACE – Temperatures remained around freezing throughout Opening Night; wind influence appeared negligible … MACHINE TEAM was unhurried early, moved out down the back but couldn’t keep up, swung widest off cover and gained during the 30.4 last quarter to be along late. ROYAL HEART outleft everybody, saw two sweep past 3/8, backed out to second-over 11/16, three-wide late turn, OK but outkicked ... 

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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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