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Road to the Little Brown Jug - Week #3
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - by Jay Wolf, publicity director, the Little Brown Jug

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Delaware, OH --- For the next four weeks Jay Wolf, Little Brown Jug Publicity Director, will rank the top 10 eligibles for the Little Brown Jug presented by Fazoli’s.
Week #3 – August 19, 2014

1. He’s Watching (1:46.4; $983,969)
Owners: Menary Racing (ONT), Brad Gray (ONT), Michael Guerriero (ONT) and Muscara Racing (PA)
Trainer: David Menary
Driver: Tim Tetrick
He has not raced since winning the $255,525 Empire Breeders Classic at Tioga Downs (Aug. 10) in 1:49.1.

2. McWicked (1:47.3f; $907,888)
Owner: SSG Stables (NY)
Trainer: Casie Coleman
Driver: David Miller
Finished in a dead-heat for second in the $400,000 Milstein Memorial at Northfield Park (Aug. 15).

3. Somewhere In LA (1:50f; $308,136)
Owner: J&T Silva Stables (NY), Deo Volente Farms (NJ) and TLP Stable (NJ)
Trainers: Robert McIntosh and Jimmy Takter
Driver: Brett Miller
Has not raced since winning a leg of the PASS at Harrah’s Philadelphia (Aug. 7) in a lifetime best 1:50.

4. 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
Has not raced since finishing second in the leg of the PASS at Harrah’s Philadelphia (Aug. 7).

5. 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.

6. Jet Airway (1:50s; $262,159)
Owners: Erv Miller Stables (PA), Tangie Massey (FL), Paul Sunderhaus (OH) and Larry Agle (OH)
Trainers: Erv Miller and Tony Alagna
Drivers: Marcus Miller and Randy Waples
Won a conditioned event for 3-year olds at Mohawk Raceway (Aug. 16).

7. Limelight Beach (1:49.4; $285,952)
Owners: Burke Racing Stable (PA), Weaver Bruscemi (PA), M1 Stable (PA) and Wingfield Brothers (OH)
Trainer: Ron Burke
Drivers: Yannick Gingras and Matt Kakaley
He is a recent addition to the Burke barn. He finished second by a neck in the $100,000 Millstein Consolation (Aug. 15).

8. Cammikey (1:49.4f; $217,788)
Owner: Cam Land LLC (PA)
Trainer: William Zendt
Driver: Brian Zendt
He has been racing well in the Keystone State, finishing in the top three in 10 of 11 seasonal starts.

9. Tellitlikeitis (1:48.4s; $490,695)
Owner: Lothlorien (ONT)
Trainer: Jimmy Takter
Driver: Brett Miller
Was pulled up and did not finish in the $400,000 Millstein Memorial (Aug. 15) after breaking stride at the three-quarter pole.

10. Let’s Drink On It (1:48.3; $331,112)
Owners: Tina Seekman (IL), Larry Bond (IN), Hal Hewitt (KY) and Vincent Boido Jr. (MI)
Trainer: Joe Seekman
Driver: Tyler Smith
He was forced to race on the outside for almost the entire mile, finishing fifth in the Millstein Memorial.

NR. JK Endofanera (1:48.2; $1,005,523)
Owner: 3 Brothers Stables (NY)
Trainer: Ron Burke
Driver: Brian Sears reported that trainer Ron Burke noted that the owners “have no thought of going” to the Little Brown Jug. Burke added, "He's a big horse and I don't know if he'd even get around there (the half-mile track at Delaware, Ohio), and you'd have to pay $45,000 for the chance to not get around. I don't think he's going.”

This week’s expert ranking is courtesy of Dave Bianconi. Dave is the Executive Vice President of Racing and Simulcasting at Northfield Park.

1. He's Watching
2. McWicked
3. Somewhere In L A
4. Beat The Drum
5. Cammikey
6. Jet Airway
7. Let's Drink On It
8. Western Vintage
9. Limelight Beach
10. Friskie Adam

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