Lashmet Wins 3 in Round 1
Watch out folks, there is a new puppy player in town and there name is a Lashmet Kennel. Thanks to daddy Pat C Clement, Lashmet posted up 3 impressive wins in the first round races in the 2012 Jacksonville Juvenile, and they had the top performance of both cards.
Lk’s Now R Never solidified himself as the greyhound to beat in not only the next round, but the entire stakes event. He broke exceptionally well in the 7th race in the matinee and crushed the field by 5 lengths at the wire in a blistering 30.39 second clocking, which just happened to be the fastest time on the day.
Now R Never’s brother got into the act too. Lk’s Liberty drove hard from off the pace and took down the leader in the stretch to score the knock out in the 4th race in the evening card.
The other Lashmet winner came in a similar fashion in the 12th race on the evening card. Lk’s Strider ran almost an identical race to Liberty to take home the win. He chased the pace to the stretch and found another gear late to out finish the leader for the last victory.
The first round was also kind to Red Oak Racing and James E O’Donnell as they both won 2 races during the round.
Red Oak took a pair of Julia Ward greyhounds to post in the 9th and 10th races on the evening card, and came out with back to back victories.
Ww Petty Cash was up first and left nothing to the imagination in this effort. She burst from the box to the lead and was never headed on her way to the easy victory. She was pressed from behind but never really in any danger of losing this race. The 30.46 second romp was the second quickest trip on either card.
Ww’s Mile Stone backed up that win with one of his own in the 10th race on the card. He might not have broke the 30.50 barrier, but his race was the most dominate of any of the races in round one. Breaking close, he rushed to early control and left the field in his lerch. Crossing a full 7 lengths better than the rest, he is poised to make more noise in the stakes.
O’Donnell had a pair of determined wins in the first round, one coming in the matinee and the other in the evening card.
Rmc’s Simowa capped off the matinee with a strong victory that she assumed at the finish line. She chased hard throughout and gave just a bit more when needed to get by the lead to win by a neck at the finish lines.
Lucky Bill won the 7th race on the even card from off the pace as well. Bill broke slowly but rushed up well to the turn and was within striking distance headed down the backside. He continued to drive and put on a display in the stretch as he burst by everyone and raced home for the slim win.
The other winner on the card came to you from the Pat Collins Kennel. Pat C Proper outrushed the field to the early lead at the turn and stretched the margin to 4 lengths by the far turn. That was a good thing for him as he almost gave them all away again in the stretch. He was getting caught with every stride the chasers were making, but managed to hold on at the finish line for the slim victory.
Round two runs on Monday evening November 26th at the bestbet at the Orange Park Kennel Club. All 8 races return to action as the puppies look to rack up some more points for an opportunity to move on even further in the stakes.