Weekend Feature Races

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Kelly Clark

July 7th, 2017

Another great weekend of greyhound racing is upon us with loads of talent on tap. We have several top-grade events over 550 and 660 yards to watch and wager on, so let’s see if we can get you cashing some tickets this weekend at bestbet Jacksonville. Don’t forget that we are still in the midst of our great greyhound summer promotion that offers up great promotions all week long.

Friday evening July 7th, 2017

Race 7 – Starting off with a bang over 660, the closing threat Dutch Casey is looking for back to back wins. Post could be an issue of him here, but if he can make it through early on, he will be tough to deny late. Rising star Tmc’s Sweet Kate could also throw her hat into the ring in her very first grade A race. With 5 straight in the money finishes, including a pair of wins, she can get it done, and late she has the same gears as Casey! Watch out! Early, Cbj Sassafras should set the pace from the red box, but he is short late and will surrender. Don’t overlook the newcomer either. Pat C ZZ Top seems to like the route and will be flying up late to challenge. (4-3-1-8)

Race 10 – Puppy power rules in this race as all the youngsters are tearing up the racetrack. Locokristoff has taken the racetrack by storm and has posted up0 wins in half of his 16 official starts. Winning 3 of his last 6, he should stalk early, and shake loose late for the W. Trying to ruin his day, and make him work for the win, will be the all revved up runner, Kells Ferrari. Firing on all cylinders now, this late driving threat, who has won 3 of 6 races, looks to get by in time and upset tonight. Others to consider include the late driving back in grade A runner, Masqueradeball, along with the steadily improving late surging factor that is Jj’s Beau Bates. (1-3-7-5)

Race 12 – Now for the VETERAN power race. Hey Hey Daddy is a sprint stakes winner and just keeps on keeping on for the DQ Williams Kennel. Off a monster win, her third in 5 starts, she can tangle and take down the best of them when she wants to go. Tonight, from a favorable box, and with room to each side early, the empty post and the 5 goes wide at the break, she will seize the night once again. Speaking of the 5, Sg’s Bob Uecker, is a strong ship in from Wheeling Downs that is getting his groove figured out over the Jacksonville oval. Hot off a win, he has started to break, and could steal away back to back jacks in this one. Keep an eye out for Lee Vision too. With 6 trips in the money in a row, including a pair of wins, she is no slouch either, and rounding out the selections is Jesse Vargas from the rail. Not the best spot, but the late speed makes him the best of the rest tonight. (4-5-6-1)

Race 15 – Rested, Ready, Repeating! The three R’s tell you just who is going to win this race, Lk’s Centuria! This dual threat can beat you from the lead, or from off the pace, and should be unabated from the outside post in this effort. Her last trip from this box, was her last start where she won by 8 in 37.22 seconds. QUESTIONS? The only greyhound with a chance to run her down would be Herstal. The former 770 track record holder, Herstal has gears late that not many possess. She is posted well and will factor somewhere at the finish line. Others to not forget about come from the inside as well. Aintgunnawasteit is a former stakes finalist that has been knocking at the door to win in 5 of her last 6 effort, all of which were in the money. Kentucky Ember might be new to the route, but has shown signs that she can hang over the distance as well. She could be a tough out here if she breaks well tonight. (8-3-1-2)

Saturday matinee July 8th, 2017

Race 11 – Post position makes a difference in this race. Perfect Pitch loves to break from the rail and normally comes out first in that process. Just look at her last race. Same box, box to wire, winner! Repeat performance tonight! Yes please! She will not be alone on the front end though as ship in Rob Gronk and cagey stakes veteran Ww’s Sammy both can bring it from the get go. If either of these two decided to hit the lid tonight, the race could be for place, as they know how to win once they get their noses in front of a field of greyhounds. Don’t slack on Idaho Kinky either. The former stakes finalists is a solid grade A chaser that can close hard late on occasion. The post is right for him too, he just needs to show up and challenge early if he wants a chance to upset today. (1-5-3-7)

Saturday evening July 8th, 2017

Race 7 – She might be new to grade A recently, but this girl knows how to win. Finding her break once again, Flying Ruth Riley, is back in a big way. With back to back to back wins, yes 3 straight, she has vaulted from grade D back to the top-grade ranks and will be looking to continue the streak in this effort. With no big early speeders around, look for her to steal the front end and control this race for yet another big time WIN! Pushing the pace should be the well posted threat Easi Key. Key has been in the trifecta in 5 of 6 races, including back to back wins in her last 4 efforts. Tonight, you get more of the same as she will be a threat throughout here. Keep tabs on the puppy MRL Bold Ego from the outside, he can close and has not missed the superfecta in 6 straight, and Stocks Arerising can be hit or miss, but when she breaks, she is tough. Right now, she is on the pitches with 3 quinielas in 4 starts. Could be another round tripper here if she gets loose early. (6-2-8-3)

Race 11 – Track record holder here, so you know where we are going, but you never know just which Real Good Feelin is going to show up. If she breaks, she is frankly unbeatable, and even if she doesn’t break, she can still be unbeatable at times. She has such a closing gear, and when she wants to win, she does just that. Here the 5 box is not really a great place to start, but that 29.95 clocking still looms in the lines. Gotta go with the heat! Trying to take her down will be the super pup Lk’s Black Gold. Winning 4 straight is speedy times and gets another outside gem post here, she could pull off the upset. So, could Gs Humongous. This big boy is ultra-tough with the lead and might just get it again in this effort. Winning back to back races, and 3 in his last 4, this red box could give him enough to pull off the hat trick. Don’t forget about Ww Speed Train either. This solid A greyhound can chase with the best of them and gets a good starting box to do it from in this effort. (5-7-1-2)

Race 15 – It might have been a few races since Watch Me had a win, but 2nd by a neck in a stakes final is just about as good. Before her last 4, she has 6 races in a row, and just needs to get back breaking in this one to start off a new streak. She has the tools to get it done, and find a way to the lead and the win in this effort. It will be a big task to win though as the streaking, 3 wins in a row, runner Dutch Double is also in the field. Since the Battle of the Sexes final, he has not lost and has closed by everyone to get the job done. He is as fast as he wants to be and when he is on, he is on. If he clears close again here, he could prove unstoppable again at the wire. Ww Mind At Rest also was in that final, she finished 3rd, and can hang with the best of them near the lead. The 8 box should help her out, if she can get around cleanly early on. Don’t forget about Arkans Funnel from the rail either. This all rail, all the time, runner has great early speed, has been in the money in 5 straight, could see the lead, but will be short in the stretch. She could be the one to catch on the front end, and could upset if the planets are aligned tonight. (2-6-8-1)

Sunday matinee July 9th, 2017

Race 11 – This one is an evenly matched race that should produce a great show for all our patrons to watch and wager on. With that being said, Nacho’s Newfie should be the one to beat in this effort. This solid grade A has been in the quiniela in 5 of his last 6 starts in grade A, and the post he starts from is a favorable one. He was 2nd to Real Good Feelin in her track record performance, and last time I checked, she is not in this race. Look for him to do what he needs to do to win. Pressuring will be BGR S Spielberg. Filming another masterpiece in this effort. Spielberg can get the job done too. With 3 wins in his last 5 starts in grade A, he too is a threat to win. Forget the last effort, and watch out for him again here. Others to thing about including the hot off a win, posted, closing threat Kells Threepeat along with stalking presence of Masked Adam West from the outside. (3-6-8-7)