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No Change in Dave Little's Road to the Crawford Frms Meadowlands Pace Week 3

Thursday, May 16, 2019


There are no changes in the Week 3 edition of Dave Little's Road to the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace, but expect some next week, as eight of the horses in the Top 10 will be in action this weekend. #PaceYourSelf19



Week 3 – Thursday, May 16

The Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace is on Saturday, July 13




(Earnings – Mark)

Driver, Trainer


Dave Little’s Comments

Captain Crunch
($616,113 – 1:49.1)


S. Zeron, N. Johansson
3 Brothers Stables, Christina Takter, Rojan Stables, Caviart Farms
Paced his final quarter in :26.3 on the way to an easy qualifying win at the Meadowlands on May 4. He will begin his season Sunday in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action. Johansson: “He trained Wednesday morning and everything seemed normal. All systems go.”
Last Race: 5/4 – M1 – Qualifier – 1st (1:51.2)
($451,039 – 1:51)


D. Miller, B. Brown
Diamond Creek Racing
Moved to the lead at the half but had to settle for second in his first outing of the year on May 4 in a solid try. Brown: “He had an easy week. I trained him and Workin Ona Mystery in about two minutes with a back half in :57.” Faces Captain Crunch Sunday, but has drawn post 8.
Last Race: 5/4 – Mea – Pennsylvania Sire Stakes – 2nd (1:50.4)
Blood Money
($372,244 – 1:50)


S. Zeron, N. Johansson
Diamond Creek Racing
Held sway to the wire to record a narrow victory in Pennsylvania All-Stars action last week and is heading to Yonkers for the Rooney Saturday night. Johansson: “He raced really well. I know he won by only a nose but he was in hand and had plenty left in the tank after Scott used him a couple of times.”
Last Race: 5/11 – PcD – Pennsylvania All-Stars – 1st (1:50)
Bronx Seelster
($294,505 – 1:51.2)


T. Henry, W. McGean
Capers 3 Stable
Qualified on May 6 at Woodbine Mohawk Park, stopping the clock in 1:54 after brushing to the lead at three-quarters, but has now hit a speed bump. McGean: “He has a banged-up foot, he hit his quarter and cut it open. I’m very concerned. We’ll see what happens.” McGean hopes to have his colt ready for the Ontario Sire Stakes on May 25.
Last Race: 5/6 – WMP – Qualifier – 1st (1:54)
Love Me Some Lou
($190,495 – 1:50.4)
D. Miller, T. Cancelliere
J. Cancelliere
Stayed perfect in two starts this year after taking his division of the PaSS in 1:50.4 on May 4. On Sunday, Lou heads for Pocono, where he’s drawn post 8 in a division of the Sire Stakes. Cancelliere: “He’s a happy little fella. I’m really happy with the way this horse is coming along.”
Last Race: 5/4 – Mea – Pennsylvania Sire Stakes – 1st (1:50.4)
Semi Tough
($298,556 – 1:51.1)


M. Kakaley, R. Burke
Burke Racing Stable, Frank Baldachino, J&T Silva-Purnel & Libby, Weaver Bruscemi
After leaving from post 8, was never involved on May 4 in a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes division at the Meadows but did close in :27.2 to grab the final check by finishing fifth. Burke: “That race was a step in the right direction. Everything now seems fine.” He’s in Sunday at Pocono.
Last Race: 5/4 – Mea – Pennsylvania Sire Stakes – 5th (1:51.4)
Bettor’s Wish
($282,056 – 1:51.1)


D. Dunn, C. Ryder
Chris Ryder, Bella Racing, Fair Island Farm, Kenneth Solomon
Qualified at the Meadowlands Saturday, winning by 2¾ Lengths in 1:52.4. Ryder: “Qualifier was just right. Not too fast, not too slow. This horse is going well.” He’s drawn post 3 in Saturday’s 9th race in the Rooney at Yonkers.
Last Race: 5/11 – M1 – Qualifier – 1st (1:52.4)
Workin Ona Mystery
($129,608 – 1:49.3)
T. Tetrick, B. Brown
Diamond Creek Racing, Stambaugh Leeman Stable, Alan Keith, Wingfield Brothers
Impressed in his first outing of the year, winning from post 8 in 1:50.1 as the 4-5 public choice at the Meadows. Brown: “He and Proof are a little racy right now. They both are a little ornery, but they’ll settle down.” Also racing Sunday in the Poconos.
Last Race: 5/4 – Mea – Pennsylvania Sire Stakes – 1st (1:50.1)
Reigning Deo
($256,888 – 1:54.1Q)


A. McCarthy, B. Pelling
Deo Volente Farms, Pelling Racing, Brian Gordon
Finished second to Rollwithpapajoe in New York Sire Stakes action at Monticello on Monday over a track condition that was less than ideal. Pelling: “He came out of the Monticello race well. We raced wide and he did well.” Next up is the NYSS at Saratoga a week from Sunday.
Last Race: 5/13 – MR – New York Sire Stakes – 2nd (1:56.3)
Hurrikane Emperor
($226,900 – 1:49.3)


D. Dube, J. McDermott
Jonathan Klee Racing, Kuhen Racing, Pegasis Investment Group, William Garofalo


Team is taking a slow approach to getting ready for the road ahead. McDermott: “Jogged up and trained him once nice and easy this week. I’m not looking to peak him anytime soon. I want to have him fresh and ready for the North America Cup after we go in the New Jersey Sire Stakes the next three weeks.”
Last Race: 5/4 – M1 – Qualifier – 5th (1:51.4)


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