The Little Brown Jug Future Wager is available starting at noon on Thursday, August 26. A field of twenty-three three year old pacers has been assembled plus an option for selecting All Other Three Year Olds. Past performances for the twenty-three horses is available here.
The tag of morning line favorite has been given to Rock N Roll Heaven (#17) who won the Battle of Brandywine this past weekend at Chester Downs; being assigned a 6-1 morning line. I am going against Rock N Roll Heaven who I expect will end up with lower odds and am going with Aracache Hanover (#3) who has a morning line of 12-1. Arachache Hanover is a winner of eight out of ten starts this year, most recently winning the Confederation Cup at Flamboro Downs. Being the Flamboro Downs is a half mile oval and he won two heats in taking down the Confederation Cup crown, he is logical choice being the Jug is contested under similar conditions. Granted, his competition has been somewhat easier, but hopefully he will be able to step up when they convene in Delaware.
If you are looking for a horse who has raced in the major dances so far this year, I will go with Schnittker trainee One More Laugh (#14) who has been assigned an 8-1 morning line. One More Laugh, the winner of the Meadowlands Pace, finished second to Rock N Roll Heaven at Chester Downs and shows a victory over the Yonkers Raceway oval in winning the Rooney.
Of course, making a selection and making a wager are two different things. Not all wagering outlets will be accepting wagers on the LBJ future wager, including the Meadowlands and the NJADW. If you know of a location accepting future wager bets, feel free to post it here.