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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.



$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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