Road To The Jug Update

Published: August 19, 2008 06:55 pm EDT

Each week the Little Brown Jug will rank the Top 10 eligibles for the 63rd edition of the Little Brown Jug on Thursday, September 18, 2008.

Here's the latest list as ranked by Jay Wolf, Little Brown Jug assistant publicity director.

#1 (Last Week #1) - Somebeachsomewhere
Owner: Schooner Stables

Trainer: Brent MacGrath

Driver: Paul MacDonell

Lifetime Mark: 1:48.3

He swept the Confederation Cup at Flamboro Downs with the second heat in a World Record time of 1:49.2. The colt's connections want the all-age record in Lexington . The Delaware fans want to see greatness. How about racing in the Jug and during the second week at Lexington?

#2 (Last Week #3) - Badlands Nitro

Owners: John Celii and Teague Inc.

Trainer: George Teague

Driver: Brian Sears

Lifetime Mark: 1:50

Won the $500,000 Battle of Brandywine at Harrah's Chester in 1:50.2. Became the morning line favourite in the second LBJ Future Wager at 4 to 1.

#3 (Last Week #2) - Shadow Play

Owners: Dr. Ian Moore, R.G. McGroup Ltd. and Serge Savard

Trainer: Dr. Ian Moore

Driver: David Miller

Lifetime Mark: 1:48.2

Won his Confederation Cup elim and then drew Post 8 for the final. Forced to go the long mile and finished fifth in the final.

#4 (Last Week #5) - Mystery Chase

Owners: Arlene and Jules Siegel

Trainer: Jim Campbell

Drivers: Dave Palone, Brian Sears

Lifetime Mark: 1:49.2

Rallied from last at the three-quarter pole to take the place spot in the $500,000 Battle of Brandywine, just two lengths behind Badlands Nitro.

#5 (Last Week #8) – Dali

Owner: Uncirculated Stable

Trainer: Duane Marfisi

Driver: Luc Ouellette

Lifetime Mark: 1:50.2

Was near the lead for the entire Battle of Brandywine finishing third.

#6 (Last Week #6) - Major General

Owners: Brittany Farms and Reality Stable

Trainer: Ervin Miller

Driver: Andy Miller

Lifetime Mark: 1:51.1

Was beaten by only a half length in the $200,000 Battle of Brandywine Consolation in 1:51 .

#7 (Last Week #7) - Lis Deo

Owners: Classic Photo Stable, MJG Racing Stable, Hill View Enterprises and Louis Willinger

Trainer: Ervin Miller

Driver: Tim Tetrick

Lifetime Mark: 1:50.2

Was edged at the wire in the $100,000 Battle of Brandywine Consolation. Has been first or second in all five seasonal starts.

#8 (Last Week NR) – Santanna Blue Chip

Owners: Carl Jamieson, 1140545 Ontario Ltd., Jeff Gillis and George Arthur Stable
Trainer: Carl Jamieson

Driver: Jody Jamieson

Lifetime Mark: 1:51.1

Received two good trips in the Confederation Cup after a month off. Jody looks to repeat in the LBJ, this time for his father, Carl.

#9 (Last Week #10) – Beeeyouuuuuu

Owner: Dale Walters

Trainer: William Walters

Driver: Brad Hanners

Lifetime Mark: 1:50.1

A well rested gelding, with only six seasonal starts. Next start should be the Ohio Sires Stakes Leg on August 24.

#10 (Last Week NR) – Moon Beam

Owner: Howard Schneider

Trainer: Eric Abbatiello

Drivers: Dave Palone, Brian Sears

Lifetime Mark: 1:51

Coming off back-to-back wins, the latest being the $200,000 Battle of Brandywine Consolation from Post 8.

Dropped Out:

#4 Share The Delight; #9 Tiz A Masterpiece

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