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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Control The Moment Tops Week 3 of the Road to the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace

Control The Moment takes over top spot on Road to the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace

Driver, Trainer, Owner
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Control The Moment
($362,195 – 1:49.4)
R. Waples, B. Maxwell
Bradley R. Maxwell, Howard A. Taylor, Edwin J. Gold, Ben D. Mudry
Impressive comeback race in defeat to tighter Lyons Snyder. Reigning Canadian champion enters Canada’s richest race (NA Cup elim) with home-track advantage (7 for 8 lifetime at Mohawk).
Last Race: 6/4 – Moh – Somebeachsomewhere – 2nd
Lyons Snyder
($103,543 – 1:49.0)
S. Filion, M. Silva
Jeffrey S. Snyder, Geoffrey Lyons Mound
Continues to open eyes with lifetime-best win over top-ranked Control The Moment in first race with new driver Sylvain Filion. Draws perfect post in tougher of two NA Cup eliminations this weekend. Acid test this weekend.
Last Race: 6/4 – Moh – Somebeachsomewhere – 1st (1:49.0)
Boston Red Rocks
($619,705 – 1:50.3)
T. Tetrick, S.Elliott
Peter R. Blood, Rick Berks
Drops another spot after disappointing runner-up finish in $100,000 NJSS Final to Katies Rocker. 2YO Champion draws into softer of two NA Cup elims and can bounce back in first Canadian start since Breeders Crown triumph.
Last Race: 6/4 – M1 – NJSS Final – 2nd
Check Six
($463,595 – 1:50.3)
Y. Gingras, R. Burke
Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, William L. Switala, James J. Martin
Drops from the top spot after even-money defeat to Pace nominee Another Daily Copy. First defeat of 2016 after four straight wins. Still the most highly regarded of Burke’s four Pace nominees. Faces #1 and #2 in NA Cup elimination.
Last Race: 6/4 – Mea –PASS – 2nd
Katies Rocker
($311,755 – 1:50.3)
D. Miller, J. Campbell
Fashion Farms LLC
Scored biggest career win in upset of Boston Red Rocks in $100,000 NJSS Final while lowering his lifetime mark. Will skip NA Cup. Fashion Farms homebred Rocknroll Hanover gelding’s dam is a full-sister to millionaire Kikikatie who produced four Pace starters
Last Race: 6/4 – M1 – NJSS Final – 1st (1:50.3)
Talk Show
($121,936 – 1:51.1Q)
S. Zeron, S. Elliott
Talk Show Partners, LLC
Stayed undefeated in 2016 with NYSS win over Rooney victor Missile J. Trained by two-time Pace winner Steve Elliott who also could have a driver conflict as Zeron is the regular pilot of multiple top contenders
Last Race: 6/6 – MR – NYSS – 1st (1:53.3)
American Passport
($212,534 – 1:51.3Q)
S. Zeron, T. Alagna
Brittany Farms, Riverview Racing, Alagna Racing, Jodi L. Siamis
Bounced back and was gaining late in impressive runner-up finish to highly regarded Betting Line (not Pace eligible). Draws into softer NA Cup elimination against #3 Boston Red Rocks for 2013 Pace winning trainer Tony Alagna
Last Race: 6/4 – Moh – Somebeachsomewhere – 2nd 
Big Top Hanover
($559,762 – 1:51.0)
Y.Gingras, R. Burke
JT45, Burke Racing Stable
Another runner-up finish in PASS event to Adrian Hanover. Consistent sort still looking for breakthrough performance in 2016. Faces Boston Red Rocks and American Passport in NA Cup elimination
Last Race: 6/4 – Mea – PASS – 2nd
Travel Playlist
($252,570 – 1:49.2)
M.Miller, E. Miller
Blue Chip Bloodstock Inc, Ronald C. Michelon, Taylor Made Stallions, Frederick W. Hertrich, III
Won third straight qualifier in 1:52 but will skip NA Cup in favor of start in N/W 7 Sunday at Pocono. new york sire stakes champion was the fastest two-year-old last season, but was scratched out of the breeders crown final.
Last Race: 10/16/15 – Wdb – Breeders Crown Elim – 5th
Another Daily Copy
($111,614 – 1:50)
T.B.A, N.DeVita
Carl Sackheim
Debuts in the top 10 after 20/1 upset victory over Check Six in PASS. Four straight on-the-board finishes for trainer Nick DeVita. Son of Somebeachsomewhere, who famously lost The Pace to Art Official in 2008
Last Race – 6/4 – Mea – PASS – 1st (1:50)