Delaware, OH---For the next two weeks, Jay Wolf, Little Brown Jug Publicity Director, will rank the top 10 eligibles for the Little Brown Jug presented by Fazoli’s.
Week #5 – Sept. 2, 2014
1. McWicked (1:47.3f; $957,883)
Owner: SSG Stables (NY)
Trainer: Casie Coleman
Driver: David Miller
Won a $99,990 leg of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at the Meadows (Aug. 29) in 1:48.3.
2. He’s Watching (1:46.4; $1,093,300)
Owner: Menary Racing (ONT), Brad Gray (ONT), Michael Guerriero (ONT) & Muscara Racing (PA)
Trainer: David Menary
Driver: Tim Tetrick
He was upset by Lyonssomewhere by a half length in the $437,325 Cane Pace Final (Sept. 1).
3. Somewhere In LA (1:50f; $342,133)
Owner: J & T Silva Stables (NY), Deo Volente Farms (NJ) & TLP Stable (NJ)
Trainer: Robert McIntosh and Jimmy Takter
Driver: Brett Miller/Tim Tetrick
Finished second to McWicked by a nose in a leg of the PA Sire Stakes (Aug. 29).
4. Sometimes Said (1:50.0f; $433,390)
Owner: Fashion Farms (PA)
Trainer: Jim Campbell
Driver: John Campbell/David Miller
The son of Well Said won a $99,990 leg of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at the Meadows (Aug. 29) in 1:50.
5. Lyonssomewhere (1:49.4f; $386,812)
Owners: Geoffrey Lyons Mound (ONT)
Trainer: Jimmy Takter
Driver: Yannick Gingras/Jimmy Takter
He now becomes Jug eligible with his win in the $427,325 Cane Pace. His owner must now commit to the $45,000 supplemental entry fee.
6. Limelight Beach (1:49.4; $297,950)
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 finished third by a neck to McWicked in the PA Sire Stakes (Aug. 29).
7. At Press Time (1:48.2f; $330,902)
Owners: Burke Racing Stable (PA) and Weaver Bruscemi (PA)
Trainer: Ron Burke
Driver: Matt Kakaley and Yannick Gingras
Finished fifth to McWicked in the PASS at the Meadows (Aug. 29).
8. Cammikey (1:49.4f; $217,788)
Owner: Cam Land LLC (PA)
Trainer: William Zendt
Driver: Brian Zendt
The son of Somebeachsomewhere was fourth to Sometimes Said in the PA Sire Stakes (Aug. 29).
9. On Golden Ponder (1:52.2h; $177,465)
Owners: Robert McIntosh Stable (ONT), CSX Stable (OH) and Michael Kohler (MI)
Trainer: Robert McIntosh
Drivers: John Campbell
The world record holder as a freshman last season swept the legs and $175,000 final of the Kentucky Sire Stakes at The Red Mile (Aug. 31).
10. Beat The Drum (1:49.2f; $290,274)
Owner: Bender Sweden Inc. (FL)
Trainer: Staffan Lind
Driver: Ron Pierce
He was parked the entire mile in the Cane Pace final (Sept. 1), fading to seventh.
This week’s expert ranking is courtesy of Hall of Fame track announcer Roger Huston. “The Voice” has called every LBJ since 1967.
2. He’s Watching
4. Somewhere In LA
5. Limelight Beach
6. Sometimes Said
7. Let’s Drink On It
9. At Press Time