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WEEK 3 ROAD TO THE CRAWFORD FARMS MEADOWLANDS PACE

Thursday, May 17, 2018

There were no changes in the Top 10 from last week to this. That's certain to change this time around as all 10 horses will be in action on Saturday. 

 

Rank 

Horse 

Driver, Trainer, 

Owner(s) 

Dave Little’s Comments 

  

1
 
Lost In Time
($608,112 – 1:50.1)
 
S. Zeron, J. Takter

Diamond Creek Racing, J&T Silva, 

W. Rufenacht, Team S Racing
 
What’s different about this colt from age 2 to 3? Zeron: “his gait has become more efficient and he’s a little smarter. He doesn’t seem like he ever gets tired. He has no bottom to him. let’s hope it stays that way.” Makes his debut this Saturday night at Pocono against three other RTTMP rivals. He has drawn post 6 and is 3-1 on the morning line.
Last Race: 5/5 – M1 – Qualifier – 1st (1:51)
 
2
 
Stay Hungry
($535,742 – 1:50.2)

  

D. McNair, T. Alagna
B. Grant, I. Samelman
 
 
Will take on his arch-rival Lost In Time on Saturday and will start out as the 5-2 favorite from post 3 with Doug McNair at the controls. Alagna: “He’s coming along well. We trained him Tuesday and he was very sharp. We are ready to go.”
Last Race: 5/5 – M1 – Qualifier – 4th (1:51.2)
 
3
 
This Is The Plan
($222,971 – 1:50.2)
 
T. Tetrick, C. Ryder

C. Ryder, R. Mondillo 

the 5-2 morning-line choice will start from post 3 in another Pennsylvania Sire Stakes division Saturday at Pocono that will feature four members of the RTTMP Top 10.
Last Race: 5/5 – Mea – PaSS – 1st (1:53)
 
4
 
Dorsoduro Hanover
($117,566 – 1:50.3)
 
M. Kakaley, R. Burke

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

Back after two months on the shelf after being in a bad spill at Yonkers, driver Matt Kakaley makes his return to the races Saturday at Pocono. Kakaley: “I can’t wait. Seeing my name on the entries, it was a good feeling.” Dorsoduro leaves from post 6 and will start out at 3-1.
Last Race: 5/5 – Mea – PaSS – 1st (1:50.3)
 
5
 
Pedro Hanover
($317,188 – 1:51)
 
A. McCarthy, A. Harris
B. Gray, D. Guerriero

 

Will look to get back on track Saturday at Pocono after a sixth-place finish in his seasonal debut. Listed at 9-2 from the rail in the second of three divisions of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes.

Last Race: 5/5 – Mea – PaSS – 6th (1:52) 

6
 
Babes Dig Me
($66,647 – 1:52.3Q)
 
B. Miller, T. Alagna
B.J. Grant, J. Sbrocco,
J. Leblanc, In The Gym Partners
 
 
Heading to Yonkers Saturday for an elimination of the $380,000 Art Rooney after crushing a weak field at the Meadowlands as the 1-9 public choice. Alagna: “rather than take everything to Pennsylvania, we figured we’d take a shot going to Yonkers. I think he’ll get around a half well.”
Last Race: 5/12 – M1 – Escort – 1st (1:53.4)
 
7
 
Captain Deo
($18,257 – 1:51.2Q)
 
D. McNair, T. Alagna
Alagna Racing, J. Sbrocco, In The Gym Partners, Captain Deo Partners
 
 
The 7-2 third choice on the morning line from post 5 Saturday in a stacked second division of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes. Alagna: “He trained Tuesday with Stay Hungry. We had a little bit of a rigging issue in his last start, so we made some adjustments. He was a very big colt at 2 and had some issues that he had to grow out of, which is why he had so few starts (four) last year.”
Last Race: 5/5 – Mea – PaSS – 3rd (1:51)
 
8
 
Nutcracker Sweet

($168,909 – 1:50.2) 

T. Tetrick, J. Takter
H. Taylor, Order By Stable, R. Lombardo

 

Has been saddled with post 8 in the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes division (6-1 on the morning line) that features Lost In Time and Stay Hungry. Takter: “He was super in his qualifier. He looked strong. He drew poorly in his race Saturday and there are some of the best colts in there. He’ll just come from behind. This horse is real.”

Last Race: 5/12 – M1 – Qualifier – 1st (1:50.2) 

9
 
Hayden Hanover

($289,092 – 1:50) 

A. Miller, J. Miller
Pinske Stables, J. Simpson
 
 
Leaves from the rail at 4-1 in the toughest division of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes on Saturday. Julie Miller: “Oh my! When I saw the entries, it looked like the Breeders Crown race.” There are many questions that will be answered Saturday in the Pocono Mountains.
Last Race: 5/5 – M1 – Qualifier – 5th (1:51.4)
 
10
 
American History
($60,683 – 1:52.2)
 
Y. Gingras, T. Alagna
Brittany Farms, M. Katz,
American History Racing
 
 

Will take on older conditioned foes at the Meadowlands Saturday. Alagna: “The most important thing is to get a start in him. And, yes, he is a Meadowlands Pace-type of horse.” 

Last Race: 5/5 – M1 – Qualifier – 3rd (1:52.2)
 

  

 


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