Road To The Jug – Week 4

Published: August 26, 2008 12:39 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 Top 10 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
Was once again the top choice in Pool #2 of the LBJ Future Wager.

#2 (Last Week #2) - Badlands Nitro
Owners: John Celii and Teague Inc.
Trainer: George Teague
Driver: Brian Sears
Lifetime Mark: 1:50
Won his $65,475 Cane Pace Elimination at Freehold Raceway in 1:53 . He seems to be ready to take on Art Official in the final.

#3 (Last Week #3) - 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
Had the week off after a tough two heat Confederation Cup on August 17.

#4 (Last Week #5) – Dali
Owner: Uncirculated Stable
Trainer: Duane Marfisi
Driver: Luc Ouellette
Lifetime Mark: 1:50.2
Took a break after the $500,000 Battle of Brandywine.

#5 (Last Week #6) - Major General
Owners: Brittany Farms and Reality Stable
Trainer: Erv Miller
Driver: Andy Miller
Lifetime Mark: 1:51.1
Led his Cane Pace elim from the start, but was collared by Badlands Nitro near the wire. Race timed in 1:53.1, just one length back in second.

#6 (Last Week #7) - Lis Deo
Owners: Classic Photo Stable, MJG Racing Stable, Hill View Enterprises and Louis Willinger
Trainer: Erv Miller
Driver: Tim Tetrick
Lifetime Mark: 1:50.2
Worked hard for his second place finish in the Cane Pace eliminations.

#7 (Last Week #8) – 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
Did not race last week.

#8 (Last Week #4) - Mystery Chase
Owners: Arlene and Jules Siegel
Trainer: Jim Campbell
Drivers: Dave Palone, Brian Sears
Lifetime Mark: 1:49.2
He finished fifth in his Cane elimination. He didn't qualify for the Cane final on September 1.

#9 (Last Week #10) – Moon Beam
Owner: Howard Schneider
Trainer: Eric Abbatiello
Driver: Yannick Gingras
Lifetime Mark: 1:51
He was fourth in his Cane Pace elimination and earned one of the last two spots in the final.

#10 (Last Week #NR) – Hey Mister DJ
Owner: John Carver
Trainer: Erv Miller
Driver: Brent Holland
Lifetime Mark: 1:50.2m
A longshot from the Illinois circuit. Unraced at two, but has been picking up the pace as of late.

Dropped Out:
#9 Beeeyouuuuuu

Upcoming Events:
August 31
$300,000 Kentucky Sires Stakes Final (Lex)
September 1
$297,000 Cane Pace Final (Fhld)

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