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ON THE MARK | Pocono Downs picks for May 17


May 17. 2014 12:50PM
By Mark Dudek For The Times Leader

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It’s the return of the mighty Pennsylvania Sire Stakes tonight at Pocono Downs. There are four divisions of the three-year old colt & gelding pacers topping yet another superb Saturday night card and with the Preakness bringing not much excitement, with a rather lackluster field of 3-year-olds this year, I for one am looking forward to live action this evening at the Plains Township oval.


BEST BET: SOMETIMES SAID (1ST)


VALUE PLAY: CITY HALL (7TH)


$1,500,000 Preakness Stakes


3`California Chrome`V.Espinoza`1-1-1`1-2 odds and drawing away`3-5


10`Ride On Curlin`J.Rosario`7-2-3`Race is for place`10-1


8`Social Inclusion`L.Contreras`3-1-1`Was favored in the Wood`5-1


2`General A Rod`J.Castellano`11-3-2`Extremely weak Preakness this yr`15-1


1`Dynamic Impact`M.Mena`1-1-2`Mena with rare triple crown mount`12-1


5`Bayern`R.Napravnik`1-3-1`Rosie with live mount`10-1


7`Kid Cruz`J.Pimentel`1-1-2`The local guy`20-1


4`Ring Weekend`A.Garcia`2-1-1`Stalls out`20-1


6`Ria Antonia`C.Borel`6-2-4`Filly tries the boys`30-1


9`Pablo Del Monte`J.Sanchez`3-3-4`Rounds out the field`20-1


First-$66,363 PA Sire Stakes


2`Sometimes Said`J.Campbell`1-1-2`Dominates`5-2


4`Tellitlikeitis`B.Miller`1-1-6`Had a killer qualifier`3-1


6`Limelight Beach`D.Miller`2-1-1`Multiple stakes winner`7-2


3`Somesizesomestyle`M.Kakaley`4-2-9`Grabs share of the pie`9-2


7`Seventh Secret`M.Wilder`1-3-3`Wilder on fire at Meadows`8-1


5`Sandenstin Hanover`D.Palone`5-8-1`Palone’s first visit of 2014`6-1


1`Brookdale Buster`M.Romano`5-2-1`Not a stakes pacer`12-1


Second-$12,000 Clm.Pace;clm.price $15,000


9`Bruisen N Cruisen`D.Palone`3-3-3`Re-claimed and ready`6-1


4`Fresh Dream`S.Allard`4-6-9`Worth a mention`4-1


1`Georgetown N`A.Napolitano`8-8-4`Can contend if on gait`9-2


2`Alfredsson`A.McCarthy`8-6-2`Hard one to figure out`3-1


3`Fitz’s Z Tam`M.Kakaley`6-6-7`Burke-Kakaley solid duo`7-2


8`Andy Roo`B.Miller`5-2-4`Harrington import`20-1


7`Ahead Of the Curve`J.Pavia`5-7-4`Recent claimee`8-1


6`Veal Marsala`M.Macdonald`8-8-2`Off form`10-1


5`Clapifuc Bluegrass`M.Miller`7-9-4`Overmatched`15-1


Third-$8,500 Clm.Pace;clm.price $10,000


7`Capitol Trip`S.Allard`8-5-9`One last shot`7-2


6`Pacific Reign N`G.Napolitano`3-1-1`One to catch`5-2


4`Woodmere Ultimate`M.Miller`4-5-6`Late on the scene`6-1


3`Spudcam`A.McCarthy`6-4-6`Tries a belated rally`8-1


2`Golden Time`B.Miller`5-8-7`Returns from Harrah’s`12-1


1`Caerleon Hanover`M.Macdonald`8-2-5`Cagey vet still pluggn`4-1


5`Theetownlittleguy`M.Kakaley`8-5-3`Sent by team Kakaley`5-1


8`Dutchtreat Hanover`D.Palone`7-4-8`Palone the new pilot`20-1


9`Feel N Funk E`A.Napolitano`8-6-4`Torn up`15-1


Fourth-$66,363 PA Sire Stakes


1`Cammikey`B.Zendt`1-1-1`One sharp colt`3-1


4`Maxi Bon`D.Palone`7-1-2`A tough competitor`5-2


5`Pierce`B.Miller`2-1-2`Slowly coming around`7-2


7`At Press Time`M.Kakaley`4-1-2`Burke trainee`9-2


3`Mojito Hanover`G.Napolitano`3-2-1`Lightly raced pacer`6-1


3`Mattamerican`A.McCarthy`2-3-2`Beaten chalk last out`8-1


6`Stone Cold Shark`M.Macdonald`3-3-1`Iced out`12-1


Fifth-$10,000 Clm.Pace;clm.price $12,500


2`Chrome Cruiser`D.Palone`1-4-8`Worth follow up play`4-1


3`Seawind Dropper`G.Napolitano`2-1-2`Right there last several`7-2


8`Tkr’s Metro Specs`M.Kakaley`1-1-2`Surprising many`3-1


6`Mr Erv`M.Miller`3-3-1`Burned cash last two`9-2


7`Lou’s Bad Yankee`S.Allard`1-1-7`Beating up on weaker`6-1


4`Mcmarvel`T.Smith`1-2-7`Tyler is Hoosier driving champ`10-1


1`St Lads He Man`M.Romano`5-3-6`Run off`15-1


5`He’s A Beachboy`J.Pavia`7-8-3`Digging a hole`8-1


9`Deep Finesse`M.Macdonald`4-5-3`Can’t keep up`20-1


Sixth-$66,763 PA Sire Stakes


6`Somestarsomewhere`M.Kakaley`2-1-1`Burke’s three year old star`5-2


4`Somewhere In L A`M.Macdonald`1-1-3`Sharp Canadian import`3-1


7`Parnu Hanover`A.McCarthy`3-4-3`Rebuffed last Sun`4-1


8`Playerosa`B.Miller`2-2-2`Used up early on`12-1


2`Best Said`J.Pavia`2-7-8`Yet to flash his best`6-1


3`Avalanche Hanover`D.Palone`1-5-4`Just broke his maiden`9-2


5`Blooming Genius`T.Smith`2-2-10`Midwestern shipper`10-1


1`Here Comes William`S.Allard`3-9-3`Broke in seasonal debut`15-1


Seventh-$18,000 Clm.Hndcp Pace;clm.price $25-30,000


4`City Hall`A.Napolitano`3-5-7`Longshot special`10-1


5`Bettor B`D.Palone`3-4-10`Moves in for a tag`5-2


7`Electric Albert`B.Miller`1-4-3`Dangerous with that speed`5-1


9`BJ’s Rameau`G.Napolitano`2-3-4`The rent-a-horse`4-1


8`Sky Desperado`M.Macdonald`2-1-1`Very good betting race`3-1


1`Nitesicantremember`S.Allard`6-2-2`Goes for French connections`6-1


3`Knocking Around`A.McCarthy`3-6-6`Ko’d`15-1


2`Dealmaker`M.Romano`1-1-3`Big move up ladder`20-1


6`Cheyenne Reider`M.Kakaley`6-7-4`Take a pass`12-1


Eighth-$66,763 PA Sire Stakes


3`Let’s Drink On It`T.Smith`1-1-1`Reason Tyler is here`4-1


6`Mcwicked`S.Allard`1-1-1`Sharp in tune-up`5-2


8`Allstar Partner`G.Napolitano`4-2-3`Nap gets nice catch drive`3-1


5`Fire In The Belly`V.Kirby`1-3-1`Live horse at a price`12-1


7`Status Quo`M.Kakaley`1-6-4`Prepped well for this`9-2


1`Somewhere Fancy`D.Palone`7-2-2`Never fired in Simpson`6-1


2`Some Playa`B.Miller`1-2-5`Miller’s choice over #6`10-1


4`Sweet Talkin Clyde`A.McCarthy`2-3-2`Expensive yearling`15-1


Ninth-$18,000 Cond.Pace;n/w $20,000 last 5


4`Martini Hanover`D.Palone`2-2-1`Dave knows this horse well`7-2


3`Here We Go Again`A.McCarthy`1-7-2`Andy’s pick over 1 & 4`3-1


5`Top Gear`S.Allard`3-6-6`Flying at end of mile`8-1


8`Tarpon Hanover`M.Miller`2-7-3`Just missed last Sat`6-1


2`Pontiac Luck`M.Kakaley`1-2-3`Versatile gelding`9-2


1`Arsenal`T.Smith`7-1-1`Smith picks up the drive`4-1


7`Artache Hanover`A.Napolitano`2-6-5`Solid betting race`20-1


6`Sparky Mark`G.Napolitano`8-1-6`Fireworks next week`15-1


9`Michael’s Power`B.Miller`6-1-5`Again draws poorly`10-1


Tenth-$25,000 Preferred Handicap Pace


6`Dancin Yankee`B.Miller`1-5-1`The Van Rose winner`2-1


4`Emeritus Maximus`D.Palone`1-2-6`Scored in last wks Pref`5-2


3`Mach It So`A.McCarthy`5-6-2`Tough trip in most recent`7-2


5`Clear Vision`M.Kakaley`1-2-1`Very classy animal`5-1


2`Feel Like A Fool`M.Macdonald`4-1-3`Another millionaire`5-1


1`Cee Pee Panic`S.Allard`2-3-1`Fills out solid group`10-1


Eleventh-$15,000 Cond.Pace;n/w $16,000 last 5


5`Mystical Walter`M.Miller`1-3-7`Comes right back`4-1


1`Sweet Talkin Satin`M.Kakaley`1-6-7`One to beat`3-1


2`Pence Hanover`A.McCarthy`1-2-6`Regaining his stride`5-2


6`Giant Sculpture`G.Napolitano`6-4-3`Pena student`10-1


4`Flem N Em N`S.Allard`3-1-4`Returns from the Bronx`5-1


3`Scott Rocks`D.Palone`5-6-6`Caves in`6-1


9`Getitoffyourchest`B.Miller`2-8-3`Takes a while to get going`15-1


7`Handsome Henry K`M.Macdonald`1-4-6`Just in too tough`12-1


8`Northern Campanion`M.Romano`1-1-3`Missed a few turns`20-1


Twelfth-$14,000 Clm.Pace;clm.price $20,000


3`Gallant Major`S.Allard`4-3-5`Worth a deuce`5-1


4`Morgan Shark`D.Palone`2-1-6`Solid 20 claimer`5-2


6`Bestnotlie Hanover`G.Napolitano`1-7-1`Just beat similar`3-1


2`Cereal Lover`A.McCarthy`3-1-2`Looking for a hot pace`4-1


9`Quinnman`M.Kakaley`1-2-5`Wait for a better post`10-1


7`Trevor Win For Us`M.Romano`2-4-9`Matt off to cold start`20-1


8`Highland Boreas`B.Miller`3-1-5`Can’t buy a good post`12-1


5`St Pete Star`M.Miller`6-2-3`Dimming`15-1


1`Whirl Monroe`A.Napolitano`9-5-7`Doesn’t belong`6-1


Thirteenth-$15,000 Cond.Pace;n/w $16,000 last 5


7`All Bets Off`M.Kakaley`1-1-1`The Matron champ`3-1


3`American Gi`D.Palone`1-4-7`Never better`7-2


5`Anderlecht`S.Allard`4-4-6`New to the Downs`4-1


6`Summer Camp`B.Miller`7-6-5`Can’t find 2nd gear`9-2


4`Here Comes Swifty`A.McCarthy`8-1-1`Bounced off the win`8-1


1`All Gold`V.Kirby`5-7-1`Kirby the new reinsman`6-1


2`Cinderella Guy`G.Napolitano`1-8-1`10yr old keeps on trucking`10-1


8`Sam’s Escape`A.Napolitano`7-2-2`Trailer`15-1


9`P L Fighter`T.Smith`9-1-2`Takes an uppercut`20-1


Fourteenth-$21,000 Cond.Pace;n/w $26,600 last 5


7`Big Time Promise`B.Miller`1-5-8`More than capable`6-1


2`Fat Mans Alley`A.McCarthy`1-5-5`Dusted A Stitch In Time`5-2


4`Bigtown Hero`D.Palone`1-1-1`Dominating easier`3-1


1`Dedi’s Dragon`M.Kakaley`4-3-3`More from Burke`7-2


3`Big N Bad`G.Napolitano`2-2-1`Watch the tote action`9-2


5`R Caan`S.Allard`5-3-1`Traffic issues last wk`12-1


6`Ideal Matters`A.Napolitano`1-8-1`One more race to go`8-1


Fifteenth-$21,000 Cond.Trot;n/w $25,000 last 5


3`Not Afraid`B.Miller`5-2-7`Completes late double`3-1


5`World Cup`A.McCarthy`3-2-5`Best off the pace`4-1


6`Upfront Billy`M.Macdonald`7-3-5`Moves out of Cutler`5-2


7`Affirmed Action`D.Palone`1-4-1`Note the driver change`6-1


8`Zooming`G.Napolitano`4-3-1`Winner of over $440k life`10-1


4`Amigo Ranger`M.Kakaley`7-5-2`Drops, but off form`9-2


2`P L Fantastic`S.Allard`6-5-1`Struggles continue`15-1


1`Sixteen Mikes`T.Jackson`2-3-3`See you tomorrow`12-1




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