Connors’ Comments for Saturday, June 30, 2020

2020-07-06

TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2020

 

FIRST RACE – Again, an anormal stretch tailwind … STRIKING ENCORE went right to the lead, set the pace as she pleased and withstood the only challenger, KAFFIR KEMP. The latter was away enough to defend the pocket, stayed close to the winner but couldn’t go by. ONE DIRECTION was away well, three-wide to the first turn, got in third 3/16, started to unplug ¾, held for the very distant third. ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Saturday, June 29, 2020

MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2020

 

FIRST RACE – Unusual stretch tailwind for Pocono, reflected in many of the fractions … Correct splits noted after this race, after a timer malfunction – 28.1, 56.2, 1:26.3, 1:53.3 … CALLINGALLBEACHES came through at the start and fronted the field, didn’t get a mighty challenge from the parked horse, then came home in 27 to leave these far behind. TREY SURREAL moved outside on the far turn and withstood ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Saturday, June 28, 2020

SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2020

 

FIRST RACE – Track “sloppy” races 1-6 and “good” race 7, with a “+1” allowance; thereafter “fast” … STONE HANOVER was looped leaving and made his way to the lead by the ¼, yielded for the pocket, came two-wide past midturn and three-way headstretch, went by easily. JAHAN HANOVER moved uncovered into McCarthy’s Corner, put in a long challenge, held very gamely. JERRYTONE ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Saturday, June 27, 2020

2020-06-30

SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2020

 

FIRST RACE – Track variant “+1” throughout the night; “sloppy” the first half of the card and “good” the second … Mild stretch headwind to start which would pick up after a few races  … LACHIE MAGUIRE N was four-wide early and three-wide to the 1/8, pressed forward and gained command before the 3/8, fought with ROYAL HEART from before headstretch, coaxed home to the win. The later made the ... 

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Connors’ Comments for Tuesday, June 23, 2020

2020-06-26

TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2020

 

FIRST RACE – Some stretch headwind on another nice afternoon at The Downs … SO MANY ROADS improved position early, was able to slide right up the inside to the Pocono Pike, proved the strongest late. MILLENNIAL was outside a sizable part of a quick quarter, held the parked horse at bay, succumbed only to the Pikeshooter. FRISKY PEDRO left and forced the early action then yielded for the pocket, ... 

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