Week Seven Of The Road To The Jug

Published: September 2, 2009 11:05 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


#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: $2,155,127
Well Said did not race last week and will skip the Cane Pace as he prepares for the Simcoe Stakes on September 12 in Ontario. Well Said is the top choice in the second Jug Future wager at 2-1.

#2 (Last Week #2) If I Can Dream
Owner: Bulletproof Enterprises (Florida)
Trainer: Tracy Brainard
Driver: George Brennan & Jim Morrill, Jr.
Career Mark: 1:49.4f
Career Earnings: $1,013,013
The Western Hanover colt went over the $1 million mark with his victory in the $108,600 Cane Pace elimination. He should be the favourite in the Cane final on Monday at Freehold Raceway.

#3 (Last Week #3) 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: $782,787
Mr Wiggles accepted a bye into the $300,000 Cane Pace on September 7 at Freehold Raceway. The son of Badlands Hanover is the second choice in the Jug Future Pool #2 at 6-1.

#4 (Last Week #4) Vintage Master
Owners: Brittany Farms (Kentuck) and Brian Monieson Trust (Illinois)
Trainers: Jimmy Takter
Drivers: Daniel Dube
Career Mark: 1:49.2f
Career Earnings: $973,022
He accepted a bye into the $300,000 Cane Pace, the first jewel of the Pacing Triple Crown. The Western Ideal colt was 20-1 in the second future pool.

#5 (Last Week #5) Nebupanezzar
Owner: Peter Pan Stable (Ohio)
Trainer: Robert McIntosh
Driver: Steve Condren
Career Mark: 1:51.2s
Career Earnings: $946,365
He has paced two solid qualifying miles since August 14. McIntosh looks to have the son of No Pan Intended ready for the Simcoe and Little Brown Jug.

#6 (Last Week #9) Sheer Desire
Owner: Burke Racing Stable, Randy Ringer (Pennsylvania), JJK Stables (Florida) and Lawrence Karr (New Jersey)
Trainer: Ron Burke
Driver: Brian Sears and Matt Kakaley
Career Mark: 1:49.2
Career Earnings: $173,192
He has won three straight Kentucky Sire Stakes legs. Next up is the $300,000 KYSS final.

#7 (Last Week #6) 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: $500,209
He has not raced since his solid second in the $500,000 Battle of Brandywine on August 16.

#8 (Last Week #NR) Carnivore
Owners: Jack Darling Stables (Ont.)
Trainer: Noel Daley
Driver: Luke McCarthy
Career Mark: 1:50.3
Career Earnings: $358,891
Two straight place finishes in the Kentucky Sire Stakes legs at the Red Mile.

#9 (Last Week #7) 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
He finished a disappointing seventh in the Cane Pace eliminations after being interfered with. Did not qualify for the final.

#10 (Last Week #8) Fireintheshark
Owner: Arlene and Jules Siegel (Pennsylvania)
Trainer: Jim Campbell
Driver: Jason Bartlett
Career Mark: 1:50.2f
Career Earnings: $348,937
The Cams Card Shark colt suffered broken equipment in the Cane Pace elim and was pulled up by Jason Bartlett.

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