Greyhound Preview: Southland for 5/21/2014

Molly Jo Rosen

May 21st, 2014

by Moneymaker Mike

This evening's card is full of great racing matchups and is highlighted by several very competitive grade AA contests. Some of Southland's most talented greyhounds have drawn in tonight and they will be showcasing their blazing speed and stamina as they go paw to paw over the different courses. An entertaining program is sure to bring some nice wagering opportunities so let's get on with the show.

Race 10 - Grade B - 660 yards - The pick here is the wide running (8) KL's Suede. This outside runner has good early speed and in his last race gave a very nice effort in finishing second, he had the eight box in that one too so look for him to be the one to catch here. I like the (3) Kiowa Brooke Son to be in the chase, I'm overlooking his last race in which he had much trouble around the turn as he did go to the front in that one. The (1) Mahgrit will be coming strong at the end and should have plenty of outside room in which to make his move. Finishing out the ticket I will use the (4) T's Hot Wheels who is a solid runner with seventeen top four finishes in twenty two races.

Picks: 8 - 3 - 1 - 4

Race 11 - Grade AA - 583 yards - What a battle this race should be with two of the best greyhounds at Southland going paw to paw for the win. The (3) Flying Titanium is the one to beat here but the (4) U Too Pure Silk won't make it easy for him. These two should be vying for the front right out of the box and this race is clearly the highlight of the evening. With such talented greyhounds running it's going to be such an entertaining contest. To complete tri and superfecta plays, I will include the late running (2) Border Lark and the early speed (6) Flying Slate as both are capable of big runs.

Picks: 4 - 3 - 2 - 6

Race 17 - Grade TAA - 703 yards - I'm going with the (1) Kiowa Groom here as he is getting back in form after being off the track for almost three months. He has a win and a nice fourth place effort in his last two races and with his 23 wins in his last 52 outings, the one to beat here. I do think the (4) Rebel Ruler will be in the chase for the win as well considering he has had the lead entering the stretch the last two races though he didn't win either one. The early speed he has must be respected.  The (8) GS Anthony also has some early speed and the (3) L's Flaco is capable of a late threat so will use both in tri and superfecta plays.

Picks: 1 - 4 - 8 - 3

Race 18 - Grade AA - 660 yards - The pick here is the (3) Smokey Joe as he has returned to Southland after a short time at Palm Beach. This talented greyhound is coming off three short races since coming back to this track and is certainly no stranger to the distance as he was a stakes champion over this course in late 2013. The (2) KL's Scott has been running hard and is going for his third straight win over the 660 yard course. I like both the (4) Wise Up and the (6) Flying Zinc to be in the chase and with any early trouble among the leaders could easily hit the ticket.

Picks: 3 - 2 - 4 - 6 

Tonight's Moneymaker play is in the 15th race, a grade A contest over the 660 yard course and the pick here is the (2) Flying War Wager.