Three in Sunday, 4-25-2, at Miami Valley:
- TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY, race 2, pp 3
- A TRUE ROCK STAR, race 7, pp 9
- LIFEWITHJOHN, race 12, pp 3
Sunday, 4-18-21: A TRUE ROCK STAR (39/1) made his first start after a long layoff and was impressive finishing a very strong 3rd. Starting from pp 8 he raced from the back and bided his time until getting “in gear” late in the back stretch. Going wide at the top of the home stretch he blasted up to take 3rd and finish just a length and a half off the winner in this 1:53.3 mile. Happy with his performance. “ATRS is back!” https://youtu.be/Xg5Sfl6807I
Sunday, 4-18-21: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY (20/1) finished a disappointing 9th this afternoon. He ended up parked out after a tough start from a good post (pp2); the tough trip took its toll and JOHNNY faded in the last panel. He was up in class but; will be back next week. https://youtu.be/0thl1uRvs-k
Sunday, 4-18-21: LIFEWITHJOHN (16/1) went an awesome mile today finishing 3rd but placed 2nd. He got away well and pressured the leader from his pocket position. He closed strong in the 1:51.2 mile. Happy with the outcome and the 2nd place check. https://youtu.be/vFnLtoUjSDI
Monday, 4-12-21: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY finished 1st today in race 7 at MVG. Under the talented hands of Aaron Merriman, JOHNNY went off even money from pp5 and scooted away from the gate to lead around the first turn. He yielded to the pocket for a good trip and come off the final turn ready to charge to the wire with a strong finish in this 1:53.2 mile. This was his 3rd win of the year! https://youtu.be/G_vBSdhEW8M
Sunday, 4-11-21: LIFEWITHJOHN finished 6th this afternoon. He raced ok but couldn’t overcome the outside pp8 and was relegated to the back until the stretch drive opened up and he made up 3 spots in the last 8th of the 1:53.3 mile. https://youtu.be/b8Ot0yzvAe8
Monday, 4-5-21: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY (7/1) scored a 2nd place finish from post 8 this afternoon. Away 7th, JOHNNY was out and on the move on the front stretch for Bret Miller who positioned him well for the final turn. Even so, he had to be 4 wide then showed his usual stretch drive kick making up several spots. Beaten just a length in the 1:53.3 mile. Happy with his performance and result. https://youtu.be/VqZSnV3ghcI
Saturday, 4-3-21: LIFEWITHJOHN raced ok but from the back due to his pp8 starting spot; he never got a chance to be involved. JOHN finished 7th this evening pacing the mile in 1:52.4 with a :27.4 last qtr! https://youtu.be/AC62si8uETI
Monday, 3-29-21: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY (3/1) finished 5th today. Starting from pp5 he got away ok for him but then got shuffled back to 8th and was still there at the top of the stretch. He found some room and managed to close well, but very late to garner the last check. He posted a 1:53.3 time with the fastest last quarter of the field, :28.3. https://youtu.be/KUIEcAsnPpU
Sunday, 3-28-21: LIFEWITHJOHN (12/1) finished 2nd again this week despite moving up in class. He left from pp5 with new driver Chris Page and bid his time near the back. At the ¾ pole he was behind a wall of traffic and had to go 4 wide into the last turn. At the top of the stretch JOHN kicked in hard to close and got up to take 2nd behind the heavy favorite. Proud of his performance and result. https://youtu.be/ugPArBn7g1A
Tuesday, 3-23-21: LIFEWITHJOHN (3/1) was sharp today from pp5; he finished 2nd in a hot 1:51.4 mile. Getting away 2ndbehind the (1/2) favorite, JOHN matched the leader’s quick pace but couldn’t catch him. None of the rest of the field challenged giving JOHN the “place” money this afternoon. Happy with his performance and result. https://youtu.be/AJF8tPGuGXE
Monday, 3-22-21: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY scored 3rd in a tight finish this afternoon at Miami Valley. JOHNNY went off 7/2 from pp6 with driver Trace Tetrick. They got away 7th, went outside with cover before the half, and were well positioned moving up at the ¾ pole. The momentum from a 3-wide move going into the final turn saw JOHNNY get up to within a neck of the winner at the wire. A couple more inches and he’d have earned the 2nd place check instead of the 3rd. Happy with his strong performance and trip today. https://youtu.be/xpJ8JD8giRg
Tuesday, 3-16-21: LIFEWITHJOHN (9/2) finished 5th today from pp4 and with driver Chris Presley. JOHN went right to the lead off the gate then yielded to the pocket for an ideal trip. Chris pulled him out in the final turn where he stalled somewhat, maybe due to the sharp early fractions; race went in 1:52.1. At least he earned a small check for 5th. https://youtu.be/wYeMrSns_Zk
Monday, 3-15-21: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNYwent off the 6/5 favorite and scored his 2nd win of the season. Driver Brett Miller guided him from pp1 on a sloppy track this afternoon at Miami Valley. JOHNNY had no trouble grabbing the first over spot then easing on for the lead in the backstretch. Congrates to his connections! https://youtu.be/kTYOly7rLAM
Monday, 3-8-21: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY (9/2) finished 3rd from pp6 with a good drive from Trace Tetrick. He got away 7th and was able to be third up on the front stretch. JOHNNY took his normal outside route around the last turn and closed very strong coming to the wire. Happy with his performance and drive today. https://youtu.be/1VjdRnb6puY
Sunday, 3-7-21: LIFWWITHJOHN just off last Tuesday’s win moved up in class to compete with top claimers. He put in a respectable trip from pp2 but did not earn a check. Finished 8th. https://youtu.be/mBOlsTHEmHI
Tuesday, 3-2-21: LIFEWITHJOHN got the job done with his first win of the season today at MVG. He went off 6/1 from pp2 and got away well for a good rail trip. Turning third at the top of the stretch, driver Trace Tetrick, pulled a hard right turn to shoot outside the 2 leading horses; JOHNclosed strong to cross the line 1stin this 1:53.1 mile. https://youtu.be/Pna8zXocXWc
Monday, 3-1-21: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY rolled off the gate in pp8 at 18/1 and managed a 6th place finish. New driver, Trace Tetrick, guided him from the back marker and was 8 lengths back at the half. JOHNNY made up ground in the 3rd panel and went way outside around the last turn. He had plenty of pace in deep stretch got up to 3 length from the winner at the line. Still only good enough for the small check. Hopeful a better post next week will get us in the money. https://youtu.be/_W-_kWnQzhA
Tuesday, 2-23-21: LIFEWITHJOHN was definitely not on his game this evening; stayed at the back and finished 10th.
Monday, 2-22-21: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY finished a disappointing 6th again this week (after a week off due to weather). Starting from pp5 he got a way at the back and missed the chance to land a forward spot in the outer flow. He had to go wide in the last turn and while only beaten by a length and a half it was only good enough for 6th in the tight finish. https://youtu.be/jtx9Sd0Eo60
Tuesday, 2-9-21: LIFEWITHJOHN went off 29/1 from pp1, got a good trip, and finished 4th. Despite all the snow the track was well conditioned and rated Fast. This group of condition pacers went in 1:54.1. https://youtu.be/MNZ0F1irN84
Monday, 2-8-21: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY finished 6th today. He drew outside at pp 8 and got away at the back. A move to the outer flow with cover gained him several positions and he was only beaten by 3 ½ lengths in this 1:53.3 mile. But had to settle for 6th. https://youtu.be/zi1VnfT6ccc
Tuesday, 2-2-21: LIFEWITHJOHN finished 6th again this week.
Monday, 2-1-21: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY (5/1) was only good enough to be 5th today in lucky race 13 at MVG. From pp 3 he got away 5th and was first up by the half. JOHNNY advanced well to be 3rd on the outside setting up for the final turn. From there he was outpaced ending up with the 5th place money. Track condition was GOOD on this cold and snowy afternoon. Race went in 1:53.3. Will look for a better result next week. https://youtu.be/tcwkaAJX89A
Tuesday, 1-26-21: LIFEWITHJOHN (5/2) finished 6th this afternoon at Miami Valley. He started from the second tier, pp 10 and got away very well to be 3rd at the rail. Chris pulled him out early and tried for the top. He battled to clear the leader but couldn’t. He had little left for the stretch drive and faded to only be 6th. No check this week. https://youtu.be/eyV0mF0aldk
Saturday, 1-23-21: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY made a big comeback this week and scored the win! He did so in style with a good trip and great drive by Chris Presley; he set a new lifetime mark with the 1:52.3 mile. Leaving alertly from pp 5, he took a seat at the rail 3 back. By the top of the stretch he was fifth but Chris found room down the inside lane and JOHNNY had the pace to get up for the win by a half a length. He went off a long shot and paid $51.60 to win. Congratulations to all!
Sunday, 1-17-21: LIFEWITHJOHN started from outside post 8 on the sloppy track and finished 5th. Driver Chris Presley held him at the back for the first half mile and started moving up at the ¾ mark. The fast last panel saw the field spread out while JOHN was able to pass 3 more horses and get up for the last check, 5th. https://youtu.be/xo8Ddf8YkT8
Saturday, 1-16-21: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY (pp10) looked ok early but when it mattered he tired and finished 8th. He got away from the second tier post, 6th; then went to the outer flow with good cover. By the 5/8th mark he was gapping his cover. Racing room was tight turning for the stretch but he didn’t have the needed kick. Disappointed again. https://youtu.be/MZStLoH50z4
Sunday, 1-10-21: LIFEWITHJOHN (17/1) was outclassed today finishing 8th against a good group of 30 claimers. Even with a good post draw (pp3) he still got shuffled to the back early resulting in no racing room and too far to go at the end. He still had pace coming to the wire and was only beaten by 2 ½ lengths but was 8th crossing the line. Disappointed; will have to write off the weekend and look ahead. https://youtu.be/KDFwU3DSPAg
Saturday, 1-9-21: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY made a wild break at the gate tonight taking him completely out of contention. He recovered ok but finished 9th. Tough night.
Saturday, 1-9-21: RON’S EOM drew better this week, pp3, but finished 6th. He got away 6th and had a bit of a tough trip against this strong field in the first leg of MVG’s popular Claim-to-Fame Series. RON was claimed away; good luck to his new connections. https://youtu.be/Oyal_LshumQ
Tuesday, 1-5-21: In our first start at Miami Valley today, LIFEWITHJOHN (pp4) finished 3rd. He went off 8/1; got away 5th and waited until the third panel to move to the outer flow. Rounding the final turn, driver Chris Presley took him 4 wide for the long way around. JOHN got wound up late in the stretch, closing hard the last 1/8 mile. Only beaten by a neck, he missed 2nd place by just a nose; so another 3rd place finish but don’t have to share it this week. Happy with his performance. https://youtu.be/xvR8zeErY4I
Tuesday, 12-29-20: RON’S EOM (7/2) drew outside pp7 this week but was able to get up to finish 4th. Racing from the back, RON was able to go wide down the final stretch and he really turned it on to pass half the field to garner 4th at the wire. An ok race and outcome. https://youtu.be/PEnleGwSS_s
Tuesday, 12-29-20: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY (4/1) had pp 4 again and finished 3rdagain this week. But this time he missed the win just a neck; it took a “photo” to sort out the top 3. He got away very well (for him) and was first up at the half to do battle with the leader. JOHNNYwas inside at the rail and turned first for an exciting stretch drive. Happy with his performance and ok with the 3rdplace outcome. https://youtu.be/tUKPtm1YVa8
Tuesday, 12-29-20: LIFEWITHJOHN was 3rd in a “dead heat” in race 6 today. He left alertly off the gate and got a good pocket trip. JOHN raced well but has to share the place money this time. On to Miami Valley next week. https://youtu.be/rMENNYrVnnM
Tuesday, 12-22-20: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY (pp 4) was 3rd in his race this afternoon at Dayton. He got his kind of trip and was set to pounce at the top of the stretch. However the favorite was too good and walked away from the field by open lengths. JOHNNY’S performance was ok today but not as good as we needed. But we will take the 3rd place money. https://youtu.be/pLhBaRKdzlM
Tuesday, 12-22-20: LIFEWITHJOHN (pp 6) finished 6th again this afternoon in a lackluster performance. He got away near the back but managed to be 2nd up and reasonably well positioned going into the final turn. He didn’t fire and obviously finished outside the money. A disappointing race. https://youtu.be/siDN-T6Op_0
Monday, 12-21-20: RON’S EOM (pp 1) finished 2nd this evening on a sloppy Dayton track. He went of the 8/5 favorite; was out front off the gate then settled in for a nice pocket trip. In the third panel the class dropping #5 horse blew the doors off the field for the win. Even so, RON was still closing with late pace in deep stretch. Happy with his performance and ok with the 2nd place outcome. https://youtu.be/dsv1WI6NiYo
Tuesday, 12-15-20: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY (pp 3) was 4th in a wild finish. He had trouble finding a seat at the rail off the gate and was forced to race from the back. Heading into the final turn last, it was deep stretch before he found clear track where he rocketed up to within a head of the winner at the line. It took two photo’s to sort out the top 4. JOHNNY performed well, just a tough-luck race. https://youtu.be/pFiP-rYe438
Saturday, 12-12-20: RON’S EOM (pp7) finished 7th. He was hustled off the gate and tried unsuccessfully for the lead and got parked out. The tough scenic trip 1stup wore him down; RON began to fade before the last turn. Disappointed. https://youtu.be/KKPpQJm1q6Y
Friday, 12-11-20: LIFEWITHJOHN finished 6th tonight from pp 7 and with a tough trip. He raced ok but couldn’t get up for the money. https://youtu.be/l7RVjZ-5f94
Tuesday, 12-8-20: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY finished 2nd this afternoon in Dayton’s race 12. Beaten by a nose in the photo finish, he went off the 3/5 favorite and raced well. Off the gate forth, he was first up early and had to grind it out on the outside all the way to the line. Happy with his performance and result. https://youtu.be/yZSLVRe4U0c
Friday, 12-4-20: LIFEWITHJOHN was a strong 2nd tonight at Dayton. After a couple unsuccessful starts at Northfield he was back on the bigger track where he likes to race from the back. That is what he did; he went 3 wide at the ¾ mark and circled up to be well positioned to battle down the stretch. He outpaced two to get up for the 2nd place finish. Happy with JOHN’s performance and outcome in this 1:52.3 mile. https://youtu.be/BCtX59_P33g
Tuesday, 12-1-20: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY finally gets a win! Racing at Dayton this afternoon, he went off the even money favorite from pp 5. He secured the pocket trip, pulled out to overtake the leader at the ¾ mark, and won easily by open lengths. JOHNNY has earned 7 checks in a row now, but this was his first win of the year and it was a long time coming. https://youtu.be/y2aAZ_V5lho
Sunday, 11-29-20: RON’S EOM (pp 8) was 5th tonight after racing from the back from the outside post. Driver Chris Presley took him 4 wide and the long way around the final turn to overtake half the field and get up for the 5th place check. Hot mile in 1:50.4. https://youtu.be/C7foIzqNNOs
Sunday, 11-29-20: It was a disappointing repeat of last Sunday for LIFEWITHJOHN. He finished 8th after a good trip that saw him stall out again near the last turn; seems he can’t hold up to the sharp fractions and a 1:51.3 mile. https://youtu.be/IeaA6bBcQZU
Monday, 11-23-20: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY (pp4) went off 14/1, raced at the back of the field until the final turn and showed his late speed again but it was only good enough for a 4th place finish less than 3 lengths off the winner in this 1:53.4 mile on the Flying Turns of Northfield. https://youtu.be/dfAKUnJhdCY
Sunday, 11-22-20: RON’S EOM (pp5) finished 6th in his division of the Progression Claiming series. RON pulled out early before the half and worked up to be third in the backstretch but didn’t have the kick to contend in the last quarter. Not a good evening.
Sunday, 11-22-20: LIFEWITHJOHN (pp1) finished a disappointing 7th in the first leg of the Progressive Claiming series at Northfield. He raced second until the ¾ pole then appeared to be done; backed through the field. The race went in a snappy 1:51.3.
Sunday, 11-15-20: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY (pp4) finished 5th tonight in the $18,000 Gridiron Series final. Was happy to make the final and drew in against some sharp pacers. JOHNNY got away fifth; driver Chris Presley kept him on the rail until the final turn where he went wide and sprinted down the stretch strong. He just missed 4th by a head in this 1:54.1 mile. https://youtu.be/xLBDehIw3cI
Sunday, 11-1-20: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY (pp 8) finished 3rd tonight on the Flying Turns of Northfield. With the outside post he went off 21/1; driver Ryan Stahl bid his time and moved him 3 wide to challenge and pass most of the field around the last turn. Pretty happy with his performance and result. One more leg of this series to earn enough points for the final. https://youtu.be/EjcoJiptapY
Saturday, 10-31-20: RON’S EOM (pp 4) finished 2nd tonight in his first start for us. We moved him up to a top condition class; he went off 21/1 but proved he had the speed and closing toughness to perform in this class. RON’S EOM got away 3rd and raced near the front and on the rail through the hot fractions. A good drive by Chris Presley and a strong finish saw him almost catch the winner in this 1:51.1 mile. Happy with this guy so far. https://youtu.be/65Xz1EOMEDU
Saturday, 10-31-20: LIFEWITHJOHN (pp4) was up in class again this week after 2 wins in a row. He finished 5th tonight after a bit of a tough trip and some traffic trouble that held him near the back until the last turn. Despite being 8th and 8 back from the leader at the top of the stretch, JOHN showed his awesome late pace again and got up for 5th less than 4 lengths off the winner. He crossed the wire this week in 1:52.1 and charted the fasted last qtr in 28.0 seconds. https://youtu.be/Do4FTTrkYaw
Sunday, 10-25-20: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY (pp 3) finished 3rd tonight in the 2nd leg of the Gridiron Series at Northfield. He went off at 5/1, got away ok, and had a good rail trip in the 1:53.1 mile. He raced well; satisfied with his performance. Will need to do at least as well next week. https://youtu.be/oHvDP5ev830
Thursday, 10-22-20: LIFEWITHJOHN (pp7) was up in class with an outside post but showed his stuff again with a win. He hung out at the back until the ¾ pole then took a “5-wide” route around the final turn and blasted down the stretch to pass the whole field, crossing the line in 1:53.1. https://youtu.be/TopIWaP6alA
Sunday, 10-18-20: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY (pp2) took on the “Flying Turns” of Northfield and hot fractions in the Gridiron Series late closer tonight. He finished a very respectable 4th in his first outing on the half mile. The race went in 1:52.2 and he was beaten by about 3 lengths. Happy with his performance. Will be back next week for the 2nd of 4 legs (plus final) of this series. https://youtu.be/4zzndh5hGsI
Friday, 10-16-20: A TRUE ROCK STAR was scratched sick.
Tuesday, 10-13-20: LIFEWITHJOHN crossed the wire first today, winning his race in 1:52.4 with driver Jeremy Smith in the bike. He went off the favorite at 4/5 and got away sharply from pp 2; JOHN did all the heavy lifting up front to lead the whole race. Obviously pretty happy with his performance and outcome. Will move up in class for next week. https://youtu.be/D2scf6JoCDo
Saturday, 10-10-20: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY finished 8th. He was ok off the gate from the 2 hole getting away fourth. Brady took him first up at the half. The quick 2nd and 3rd panels did him in; he spit the bit at the 3/4 mark and backed thru the field quickly to be last at the top of the stretch. Nothing more to say except just extremely disappointing.
Tuesday, 10-6-20: A TRUE ROCK STAR finished 8th from the 9 hole in his first start in six weeks. He raced pretty well; only beaten by 3+ lengths and he had a pretty quick last quarter. He is ready.
Saturday, 10-2-20: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY was off his game and finished 9th. Pretty disappointing but found later that a minor tongue injury was likely the cause of his lackluster mile. He is fine and will be back next week.
Tuesday, 9-29-20: LIFEWITHJOHN (19/1) got away well from the 2nd tier post 10 but ended up 7th. He had to go 1st up and drew to within a neck of the leader by the ¾ mile pole but then gave way to an onslaught of charging horses around the last turn. The mile went in 1:52.1. A bit of a tough trip for JOHN; will be back next week. https://youtu.be/kviviSeFbBA
Saturday, 9-19-20: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY raced really well at Dayton finishing a sharp 3rd posting a time for the mile of 1:50.4. Great drive and performance.
Tuesday, 9-15-20: LIFEWITHJOHN finished 7th.
Saturday, 9-12-20: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY finished 6th.
Wednesday, 9-9-20: LIFEWITHJOHN (6/1) finished 3rd from post 9 tonight in race 12. He got away well and led the outside flow for a tough trip. He battled the favorite for the lead around the final turn and got it but was overtaken by a hard charging longshot, #2, in deep stretch and missed being second by inches. JOHN raced really strong in this 1:52.1 mile. Proud of his performance. https://youtu.be/koKU1TomygQ
Friday, 9-4-20: BEST TRICK EVER went off 2/1 but finished 7th tonight in race 12 that was scratched done to a 7 horse field. He got away 4th from pp 1; was second up; and poised to go 3 wide around the final turn. He looked a bit flat and was clearly outpaced in the final quarter. He was claimed away. https://youtu.be/gPdCSicwIcQ
Saturday, 8-29-20: LIFEWITHJOHN drew outside post 9 but benefited some from the 3 scratches. He finished 4th after a late charge from far back. He raced ok missing a 3rd by inches. https://youtu.be/ije_8J9lvbA
Saturday, 8-29-20: BEST TRICK EVER was up in class to the 20 claimer tonight, after winning at the 15 level last week when we claimed him back. He finished 9th tonight. He got away at the back and showed good pace following the outside flow but was never close enough to challenge for a check. Race went in a brisk 1:51.3. https://youtu.be/VyeyX6A2BPY
Thursday, 8-27-20: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY (16/1) raced well but came up a little short in the stretch finishing 5th. He stayed in at the rail when the outside flow developed in the back stretch so didn’t have much room to move up around the last turn. He seemed to have plenty of pace late in this 1:51.3 mile, so not too disappointed. Will finish better next week. https://youtu.be/qScubXaWS5Y
Tuesday, 8-25-20: A TRUE ROCK STAR finished 5th but was placed 6th due to a pylon violation around the last turn. ROCK STAR was sharp for the first ¾ of the mile. Josh Sutton hustled him off the gate to secure the pocket trip. However as the field set up for the final turn and the stretch drive, he seemed to tire some. A tough luck race and no check tonight. https://youtu.be/WntxTf1DCLY
Thursday, 8-20-20: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY finished 2nd tonight. He was up in class, went off 24/1 from pp 4, but got a good trip and nice drive by Brady Galliers. JOHNNY grabbed cover going by the stands and got the 2ndover trip. He advanced steadily to be third turning for home. While he had no change to catch the favorite (who won) he paced strong down the stretch finishing a safe 2nd in this 1:51.2 mile. Pretty happy with his performance tonight. https://youtu.be/XonzTxd1Kas
Tuesday, 8-18-20: A TRUE ROCK STAR raced pretty well from pp 3 tonight but was only able to score a 6thplace finish. Up in class and having to deal with some sharp fractions, ATRS seemed to tire a bit after the turn for home. An ok race for him; just not the finish we needed this week. https://youtu.be/LvNb6gw9wc0
Saturday, 8-15-20: LIFEWITHJOHN got away better than normal and was looking good until the paddock turn where JOHN put in some rough steps and lost momentum; finished 8th. https://youtu.be/ugmy1vU8nAY
Saturday, 8-15-20: BEST TRICK EVER, who was up in class this week and went off at 7/1 after his win last week, finished 3rd just missing the place money by an inch! He raced strong in a pretty wild race which saw the field bunched up the whole mile with 2 and 3-wide racing. Happy with BTE’s performance. Disappointed in the photo outcome, and that he was claimed. But that is the name of the game. https://youtu.be/qAjKwhTGp3A
Thursday, 8-13-20: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY raced really well tonight scoring a 3rd place finish against a very quick field of condition claimers. With pp 3 and driver Brett Miller again this week he showed his stuff; the :26.0 opening panel let him ease to the rail 4th where he got a good trip and drive. Despite the quick fractions he was still loaded and charging forward down the stretch; JOHNNY couldn’t catch the two leaders as they hit the wire together in the hot 1:50.4 mile. JOHNNY’S time of 1:51.1, for 3rd, is over 2 seconds faster than his lifetime mark! He proved he belongs in this class and we can’t wait til next week! https://youtu.be/aIpATPi697I
Tuesday, 8/11/12: A TRUE ROCK STAR raced hard from pp 10 and scored a very satisfying 2nd place finish. He got a little bit of a rough trip from the 2nd tier. Brett Miller did a good job getting away 6th then flushing cover to be third up in front of the stands. Just before the ¾ mark ROCK STAR had to go 3 wide and blasted up to challenge the leader. He was still coming in deep stretch but missed the win by less than a length. Pretty happy with his performance, his effort, and the 2nd place outcome in this 1:53.3 mile. https://youtu.be/vOkf7DvH5xQ
Saturday, 8-8-20: BEST TRICK EVER won race 10 tonight after going off 15/1. Leaving from pp 6 and driven by Chris Presley, he got hung out early in the hot 26.1 first quarter. But from there it was a good trip in the outer flow. Coming off the second turn Chris lit the afterburners and BTE cleared to the lead then jumped to a big lead that was good enough to take him all the way to the finish line. He charted a new lifetime mark of 1:52.0! Great to get this winin only his third start for us! https://youtu.be/a2kSlzVNMcI
Saturday, 8-8-20: LIFEWITHJOHN finished 6th tonight in the opener at Eldorado Scioto Downs despite pacing the mile in 1:51.4 and the last panel in :28.4. JOHN left from pp 5 and settled in near the back. The heavy favorite, #8, blew the field away taking the race in a hot 1:49.3. Not much more to say. https://youtu.be/6R_SEc9P6Bk
Friday, 8-7-20: ADIOS MAN finished 5th this evening. From pp 6, he was strong off the gate but when the dust settled and he got down to the rail he was still sixth. In the front stretch, driver Cam Mccown pulled him 2nd up where he gained on the leaders, then tucked back at the rail for the final turn and the stretch drive. Will have to settle for 5th in the 1:52.3 mile. He was better than the last two weeks so maybe we are on the right track with this guy; we’ll see. https://youtu.be/25uUAOkeZcI
Thursday, 8-6-20: TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY (2/1) went behind the gate from pp 3 in race 12 tonight and scored a 4TH place finish. With driver Brett Miller this time, he got away fourth, was first up by the stands; and by the back stretch was up to the leader. JOHNNY turned for home right there third and gave up one spot down the stretch. He raced pretty well against this strong field in a 1:52.4 mile; will be happy with the 4thplace finish. https://youtu.be/ZndxelGNKIU
Tuesday, 8-4-20: A TRUE ROCK STAR (5/1) finished 4th tonight. Starting from pp 2 in race 9 with Josh Sutton on the lines, ATRS got away well and raced at the rail in second until the last quarter. Pinned in going around the final turn had didn’t get the outside momentum benefit, like last week, and couldn’t hold off the charging #8 horse. Raced ok but was hoping for a better finish. Will get them next week. https://youtu.be/gFCNvHTuAKg
Monday, 8-3-20: ADIOS MAN was back on the Flying Turns of Northfield again this evening and could only muster a 6th place finish. He got away fourth, raced at the rail mid-pack; and while he had a little pace in the stretch it wasn’t good enough to get even a little check this time. Something has to change with this guy. https://youtu.be/XU6pDFTFt5A
Saturday, 8-1-20: BEST TRICK EVER made his second start for us tonight and finished a very respectable 5th. He was up against some very good $15K claimers; after starting from outside post 8 and racing at the back until nearly the ¾ pole, he finished strong and missed being 4th by just a few inches. Satisfied with his performance and result given the circumstances and the quick 1:51.3 mile. BTE has some good potential. https://youtu.be/dODc0uzjq_0
TWO OCLOCK JOHNNY scored his 3rd win of the season!
Photo by Conrad Photos