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Stay Hungry Moves to Top of the Crawford Farms Road to the Meadowlands Pace

Thursday, June 14, 2018

 

 

Stay Hungry moved to the top of the Crawford Farms Road to the Meadowlands Pace off a sensational score in his North America Cup elimination, as the countdown to the Big M's signature event is now at four weeks

 

 

Rank 

Horse 

Driver, Trainer, 

Owner(s) 

Dave Little’s Comments 

  

1 

Stay Hungry
($561,664 – 1:50)

  

D. McNair, T. Alagna
B. Grant, I. Samelman

  

Ferocious stretch drive led to victory in the first of three North America Cup eliminations, earning him the top spot in the Top 10. Trainer’s decision to qualify the week before worked to perfection. Alagna: “The qualifier was encouraging and he responded just as we’d hoped. He’s lightly raced, but that’s the way we handled Captaintreacherous.” A good way to go. Captaintreacherous won both the NA Cup and Meadowlands Pace in 2013.

Last Race: 6/9 – Wbsb – NA Cup Elim – 1st (1:50) 

2 

Dorsoduro Hanover

($160,168 – 1:50.1) 

M. Kakaley, R. Burke

Burke Racing, Silva, Purnel & Libby, Weaver Bruscemi, Wingfield Five 

Had a rough go of it in Elim 2, going a tough trip before finishing seventh. Burke: “He was forced wide around a breaking horse and the track was not playing to horses who were making early moves. I’m not panicked about it. He’ll take the week off. The Hempt will be next.”

Last Race: 6/9 – Wbsb – NA Cup Elim – 7th (1:51.1) 

3
 
Lost In Time
($636,643 – 1:50.1)
 
S. Zeron, J. Takter

Diamond Creek Racing, J&T Silva, 

W. Rufenacht, Ric Flair Stable
 
Copped the last spot in the NA Cup Final by finishing fourth in his elim, then having his name drawn when the three fourth-place finishers’ names were put in a hat. Saturday will mark his second start since a major head pole adjustment. Maybe part-owner Ric Flair can teach him the Figure Four, a move the wrestling great used to finish off his opponents.
Last Race: 6/9 – Wbsb – NA Cup Elim – 4th (1:50.2)
 
4
 
This Is The Plan
($240,372 – 1:50.2)
 
T. Tetrick, C. Ryder

C. Ryder, R. Mondillo 

Opted to not go to toronto with either of his colts in the Top 10. How’s This Is The Plan doing? Ryder: “Very well. I’m very happy with him. We are going to train him and go right to the Hempt.” Hey Chris, since you are not in the race, who do you like in the NA Cup? “Teague’s horse (Lather Up, who won the third elim impressively in 1:49.2.).”
Last Race: 5/28 – PcD – Pa All-Stars – 3rd (1:50.3)
 
5
 
American History
($86,643 – 1:49.1)
 
Y. Gingras, T. Alagna
Brittany Farms, M. Katz,
American History Racing
 
 

Displayed high speed, settled for third in Elim 2 as the 9-5 favorite. Alagna: “He was used pretty good to get to the lead. He was very good. He trained back super Wednesday morning. He’s ready for a solid effort.” 

Last Race: 6/9 – Wbsb – NA Cup Elim – 3rd (1:50.3)
 
6
 
Thinkbig Dreambig
($31,500 – 1:49.2)
 
Y. Gingras, J. Takter
Brixton Medical Inc., J. Fielding,
G. Anderberg, G. Falk
 
 
Continued his Cinderella march toward a possible Meadowlands Pace start by bullying an overmatched field at 1-9 at Pocono in what was only his third-ever start. Given how wide-open this crop looks, why not him on the second Saturday in July? Takter: “It’s possible he could be there.”

Last Race: 6/11 – PcD – NW2 – 1st (1:51) 

7
 
Nutcracker Sweet
($182,982 – 1:50.2)
 
D. Miller, J. Takter
H. Taylor, Order By Stable, R. Lombardo
 
 
Peaking at just the right time? Takter trainee flew home at 28-1 to miss a neck to Elim 2 winner Wes Delight in what was by far his best start of the year. Fresh horse makes just his fourth start of the season and could be one for those seeking a big price.
Last Race: 6/9 – Wbsb – NA Cup Elim – 2nd (1:50.2)
 
8
 
Babes Dig Me
($107,447 – 1:52.3Q)
 
B. Miller, T. Alagna
B.J. Grant, J. Sbrocco,
J. Leblanc, In The Gym Partners
 
 
Never left the rail in a sixth-place finish in his elim but his trainer still believes he’s a player. Alagna: “He was the victim of a bad trip. He trained super Wednesday morning.” He’s in the NA Cup Consolation.
Last Race: 6/9 – Wbsb – NA Cup Elim – 6th (1:50.3)
 
9
 
Captain Deo
($26,017 – 1:50.2)
 
D. McNair, T. Alagna
Alagna Racing, J. Sbrocco, In The Gym Partners, Captain Deo Partners
 
 
Never got close in his elim after departing from post 10. Will face stablemate Babes Dig Me as well as fellow Meadowlands Pace eligibles Major Authority and Dragon Time in the consolation. Alagna: “The plan is for all four of my horses to be there at the Meadowlands Pace.”
Last Race:6/9 – Wbsb – NA Cup Elim – 7th (1:51)
 
10
 
I’m A Big Deal
($110,344 – 1:50.2)
 
G. Napolitano Jr., C. Ryder
C. Henderson, R. Mondillo,
C. Ryder
 
 
The other RTTMP member from the Ryder barn who also did not participate in the Cup. Ryder: “He’s racing Saturday at the Meadowlands (facing older horses). I just wanted to get a race in him.” Then, it’s on to the Hempt.
Last Race: 5/28 – PcD – Pa All-Stars – 2nd (1:51.3)
 

 


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