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Road to the Little Brown Jug - Week #2
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - by Jay Wolf, publicity director, the Little Brown Jug

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Delaware, OH --- For the next five weeks Jay Wolf, Little Brown Jug Publicity Director, will rank the top 10 eligibles for the Little Brown Jug presented by Fazoli’s.
 
Week #2 – Aug. 12, 2014

1. He’s Watching (1:46.4; $983,969)
Owner: Menary Racing (ONT), Brad Gray (ONT), Michael Guerriero (ONT) and Muscara Racing (PA)
Trainer: David Menary
Driver: Tim Tetrick
The son of American Ideal won the $255,525 Empire Breeders Classic at Tioga Downs (Aug. 10) in 1:49.1 over JK Endofanera.

2. McWicked (1:47.3f; $833,888)
Owner: S S G Stables (NY)
Trainer: Casie Coleman
Driver: David Miller
Won a leg of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at Harrah’s Philadelphia (Aug. 7) in 1:48.4. He was supplemented to the $400,000 Milstein Memorial at Northfield Park this Friday evening.

3. JK Endofanera (1:48.2; $1,005,523)
Owner: 3 Brothers Stables (NY)
Trainer: Ron Burke
Driver: Brian Sears
Finished four lengths behind He’s Watching in the EBC Final. He became a millionaire with his second place check.

4. Somewhere In LA (1:50f; $308,136)
Owner: J&T Silva Stables (NY), Deo Volente Farms (NJ) and TLP Stable (NJ)
Trainer: Jimmy Takter
Driver: Brett Miller
Won a $70,882 leg of the PASS at Harrah’s Philadelphia (Aug. 7) in a lifetime best 1:50.

5. Tellitlikeitis (1:48.4s; $490,695)
Owner: Lothlorien (ONT)
Trainer: Jimmy Takter
Driver: Brett Miller
Finished third in a leg of the PASS at Harrah’s Philadelphia (Aug. 7). He was beaten by a length, timed in 1:50.2.

6. Let’s Drink On It (1:48.3; $311,112)
Owners: Tina Seekman (IL), Larry Bond (IN), Hal Hewitt (KY) and Vincent Boido, Jr. (MI)
Trainer: Joe Seekman
Driver: Tyler Smith
Finished second to McWicked in the PASS (Aug. 7) and was timed in 1:49.3.

7. At Press Time (1:48.2f; $325,903)
Owners: Burke Racing Stable (PA) and Weaver Bruscemi (PA)
Trainer: Ron Burke
Drivers: Matt Kakaley and Yannick Gingras
Finished second in a leg of the PASS at Harrah’s Philadelphia (Aug. 7). He was beaten by three lengths by Somewhere In LA.

8. Sometimes Said (1:50.1f; $376,895)
Owner: Fashion Farms (PA)
Trainer: Jim Campbell
Drivers: John Campbell and Tim Tetrick
The son of Well Said won his leg of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes (Aug. 7) in a lifetime best 1:50.1.

9. Jet Airway (1:50s; $250,659)
Owners: Erv Miller Stables (PA), Tangie Massey (FL), Paul Sunderhaus (OH) and Larry Agle (OH)
Trainer: Erv Miller
Drivers: Marcus Miller and Randy Waples
Has won three straight Ontario Sires Stakes Gold events.

10. Western Vintage (1:49.4; $388,728)
Owners: Perry Soderburg (NJ) and Marvin Katz (ONT)
Trainer: Nancy Johansson
Drivers: Yannick Gingras and Brian Sears
The son of Western Ideal is the first alternate for the $400,000 Milstein Memorial. If he doesn’t get in the main event he will leave from post five in the $100,000 consolation.

This week’s expert ranking is courtesy of Bill Finley. Bill is an award-winning horse racing writer for ESPN.com and publisher of Harness Racing Update.

1. He’s Watching
2. McWicked
3. Somewhere in LA
4. Let's Drink On It
5. Jet Airway
6. Sometimes Said
7. Tellitlikeitis
8. Limelight Beach
9. Twin B Speedo
10 Beat The Drum


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