For the next two weeks Jay Wolf, Little Brown Jug Publicity Director, will rank the top 10 eligibles for the 70th Little Brown Jug brought to you by Fazoli's to be raced on Thursday, September 24.
Week #4 – September 8, 2015
1. (Last Week #1). Wiggle It Jiggleit (1:47.4; $1,445,644)
Owner: George Teague, Jr. Inc. (DE)
Trainer: Clyde Francis
Driver: Montrell Teague
Taking a short break between now and the Jug.
2. (Last Week #2) Dude's The Man (1:48.4; $687,791)
Owners: M & L of Delaware, LLC (DE) and Victoria Dickinson (DE)
Trainer: Jessica Okusko
Driver: Corey Callahan/George Brennan
Dude's The Man finished second by a nose in the $500,000 Messenger Stakes at Yonkers Raceway.
3. (Last Week #3) Lost For Words (1:49.3; $537,260)
Owners: Country Club Acres (OH), William Robinson (OH), Richard Lombardo (OH) & Strollin Stable (OH)
Trainer: Brian Brown
Driver: David Miller
Finished third behind Wakizashi Hanover in the $350,000 PASS Final at Pocono Downs. He was just ¾ of a length behind and was timed in 1:48.2.
4. (Last Week #5) Artspeak (1:48.4; $1,141,170)
Owners: Brittany Farms (KY), Marvin Katz (ON), Joe Sbrocco (OH) & In The Gym Partners (NY)
Trainer: Tony Alagna
Driver: Scott Zeron
Won a qualifier at Mohawk on September 4, winning by 23 1/4 lengths in 1:50.1.
5. (Last Week #4) In The Arsenal (1:49.1; $779,473)
Owners: White Birch Farm (NJ) and In The Arsenal Racing (NJ)
Trainer: Kelvin Harrison
Driver: Brian Sears
Was a solid 3rd in the Messenger Stakes, beaten only by a head.
6. (Last Week #10) Reverend Hanover (1:48.3; $249,500)
Owners: West Wins Stable (ON), Steve Calhoun (ON) & Anthony Beaton (ON)
Trainer: Casie Coleman
Drivers: Steve Condren/Chris Christoforou
Established a new lifetime mark of 1:48.3 in a 3YO conditioned event at Mohawk Raceway on September 5.
7. (Last Week #6) Rockin In Heaven (1:50.0; $324,821)
Owner: Dr. Ian Moore (ON), Douglas Polley (NS), Francois Lecomte (QC) & Gordon McComb (NS)
Trainer: Dr. Ian Moore
Driver: David Miller/Trevor Henry
Did not race last week.
8. (Last Week #8) My Hero Ron (1:49.2; $308,963)
Owners: Burke Racing Stable (PA), Weaver Bruscemi (PA), Lawrence Karr (NJ) & Frank Baldachino (NJ)
Trainer: Ron Burke
Drivers: Yannick Gingras/Matt Kakaley
Was a fast closing second in the $350,000 PASS Final at Pocono Downs.
9. (Last Week #NR) Revenge Shark (1:50.2; $425,107)
Owner: Alagna Racing (NJ) & Bradley Grant (ON)
Trainer: Tony Alagna
Driver: Yannick Gingras/Brett Miller
Won the second leg of the pacing Triple Crown, the $500,000 Messenger Stakes.
10. (Last Week #9) Split The House (1:48.3; $162,158)
Owners: Scott Horner (ON), Peter 3 Milligan (ON) & James Dean (ON)
Trainer: James Dean
Driver: Randy Waples
Third in a 3YO conditioned event at Mohawk Raceway on September 5, timed in 1:49.
Dropped Out: Dealt A Winner