Road To The Jug - Week #2

Published: July 29, 2009 10:28 pm EDT

Each week the Jay Wolf, Assistant Publicity Director of the Little Brown Jug will rank the Top 10 eligibles for the 64th edition of the Little Brown Jug on Thursday, September 24, 2009


#1 (Last Week #1) Well Said
Owners: Jeffrey Snyder (New York) and Lothlorien (Ont.)
Trainer: Steve Elliott
Driver: Ron Pierce
Career Mark: 1:47.3
Career Earnings: $1,823,808
Good news, bad news week for Well Said. Good news – he won his Adios elimination in 1:49. Bad news – he drew the outside post position (nine) in the $677,665 Adios Final on August 1.

#2 (Last Week #3) If I Can Dream
Owner: Bulletproof Enterprises (Florida)
Trainer: Tracy Brainard
Driver: George Brennan
Career Mark: 1:49.4f
Career Earnings: $627,645
Won his Adios elimination in a lifetime best 1:49.4. Finished as the third choice in the Little Brown Jug Future Wager Pool #1 at 10-1.

#3 (Last Week #4) Mr Wiggles
Owners: Elmer Fannin and George Teague, Jr. Inc. (Delaware)
Trainers: Brenda and George Teague, Jr
Drivers: Corey Callahan and Jim Morrill, Jr.
Career Mark: 1:49.1f
Career Earnings: $573,371
The Badlands Hanover colt held on for a nose victory over a fast closing Vintage Master in the third and final Adios Elimination. Drew Post 7 for the rich final this Saturday.

#4 (Last Week #6) Keep It Real
Owner: Wayne Eric Whebby (N.S.)
Trainer: Joey Shea
Drivers: Steve Condren
Career Mark: 1:50.2s
Career Earnings: $264,525
Pressured Well Said for much of the mile in their Adios Pace elimination. Has finished on the board in all 10 seasonal starts.

#5 (Last Week #7) Vintage Master
Owners: Brittany Farms (Kentucky) and Brian Monieson Trust (Illinois)
Trainers: Jimmy Takter
Drivers: Daniel Dube
Career Mark: 1:51.3
Career Earnings: $574,190
Has had two straight tough finishes, second in the Meadowlands Pace and nosed out in his Adios Pace elimination. The son of Western Ideal drew the rail for Saturday afternoon’s final.

#6 (Last Week #5) Chasin Racin
Owners: Elmer Fannin and George Teague, Jr. Inc. (Delaware)
Trainers: Brenda and George Teague, Jr.
Drivers: David Miller
Career Mark: 1:51.1
Career Earnings: $341,326
Chasin Racin faded to third in the first Adios elim after being parked fifth through a first quarter in :25.4. The Panderosa colt will leave from Post 5 in the final with David Miller at the lines.

#7 (Last Week #10) Ideal Danny
Owner: D R Van Witzenburg (Illinois)
Trainer: Tony Alagna and Erv Miller
Driver: Yannick Gingras and Andy Miller
Career Mark: 1:50.4
Career Earnings: $311,609
This homebred son of Western Ideal finished second to If I Can Dream in the first elimination, 3 3/4 lengths behind the winner.

#8 (Last Week #8) Johnny Z
Owners: Elmer Fannin and George Teague, Jr. Inc. (Delaware)
Trainers: Brenda and George Teague, Jr
Drivers: Jim Morrill, Jr. and Brian Sears
Career Mark: 1:51.1f
Career Earnings: $237,307
The son of The Panderosa had plenty of excuses for his seventh place finish in the Adios elimination. Outside post, parked the first half mile and Well Said all hurt his chances. Was selected the 4-1 second choice in the Jug Future Pool #1.

#9 (Last Week #2) Art Colony
Owner: Tom Hill (Great Britain)
Trainer: Casie Coleman
Driver: John Campbell
Career Mark: 1:51.0s
Career Earnings: $762,840
Hervey Award winning writer, Gordon Waterstone noted in his Meadowlands Pace wrap-up story that Art Colony was suffering from “leg issues” and wasn’t 100 per cent for the million dollar race.

#10 (Last Week #9) Dial Or Nodial
Owners: Arlene and Jules Siegel (Pennsylvania)
Trainer: Jim Campbell
Driver: Brian Sears
Career Mark: 1:50.1
Career Earnings: $689,224
Did not race last week. Finished at 25-1 in the LBJ Future Pool #1.

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