He's Watching hoping to regain his Winning Ways in BC
He’s Watching returns Saturday to the site of his biggest win, the Meadowlands Racetrack, and trainer Dave Menary is hopeful it will spark a return to winning form.
The colt, who captured the Meadowlands Pace in July with a world-record-equaling 1:46.4 performance, will try to snap a four-race skid when he competes in the first of two Breeders Crown eliminations for 3-year-old male pacers Saturday night at the Big M.
“He’s undefeated at the Meadowlands, so he likes it here,” Menary said. “He seems fresh and happy. We’re just going to try to make sure everything is ironed out and hopefully get back on the right track.
“It’s a wide open (3-year-old colt) division.”
He’s Watching, who has won five of 12 races this year and earned $824,728, starts his elimination from post six and is 7-2 on the morning line. Supplemental entry Always B Miki, the winner of four races in a row and eight of his last nine, is the 8-5 choice from post four followed by North America Cup champ JK Endofanera at 5-2 from post one.
Little Brown Jug winner Limelight Beach is the 8-5 favorite in the second elimination, followed by Adios winner McWicked at 2-1.
The top five finishers from each elimination advance to the $531,250 final on Nov. 22. Elim winners will draw for posts one through five for the final.
He’s Watching last won on Aug. 10, in the Empire Breeders Classic at Tioga Downs. In his most recent start he finished sixth in a division of the Tattersalls Pace won by Always B Miki. Afterward he was discovered to have suffered from atrial fibrillation, an electrical disorder of the heart rhythm, but has since been well.