Just 3 races remain in the 2012 Jacksonville Juvenile qualifying rounds and the top 24 will be battling it out for each and every point for a chance to see the elite 8 come Saturday evening.
Not only will we be running the finals of the 2012 Jacksonville Juvenile, we will also be running our 12 Races of Christmas promotion will loads of cash and electronic prizes to be given away!
The races we will look at for Monday, December 3rd, are the 7th, 9th, and 11th on the card.
In race 7 it looks like Atascocita Hoot should be able to make the early lead, but keeping it is going to be the real task of the night. He has loads of breaking closers around him and this short greyhound is going to have to steal 20 early to make it to the wire untouched. I think he can’t! Sorry, but Ww Petty Cash looks like the winner to me. She has a win and 2 just misses in the stakes and tonight she gets back to winning at the wire. Gs Hilda is flying high off a win last time out and has enough late speed to drive up and challenge at the wire as well. Lk’s Stider is the wildcard in this effort. he won in round one, closed well in rounds 2 and 3, but needs to break a bit better if he wants a chance to upset the field. If he gets loose early, this true puppy could surprise. (7-3-2-4)
Race 9 sets up well for the streaking Braska Char. Char has won back to back rounds of the stakes and has done it from the lead, and from off the pace. Working for her again in this effort is the post position. She breaks well from the rail and should be able to get around close from here. She has no match in the stretch as she will find a way to 3-peat in this effort. Gavotte is looking for her first win in the stakes. She has run well, and just missed twice, and the tides could be turning for her if she can get out the box. Her late speed is her best attribute and this outside post might aide in this effort. Lk’s Liberty is a true puppy that might just surprise them all tonight. He is streaky at best, but when he wants to run, he is just as fast as anyone in this stakes. He too has a big late kick and could put it to good use at the end of this race. If he shows up, watch out! Ww’s Polar Creek might have a paddle in this effort. Forget the last one where she got into trouble, here she gets the post from which she won round 2 in. Breaking is extremely important to her, so if she decides to hit the lid, she could prove best again in this effort. (1-7-4-6)
Race 11 might as well be a pre-stakes final, as undefeated Ww’s Mile Stone takes on the pre-race favorite, and two round winner, Lk’s Now R Never. These two greyhounds are the class of this entire field and either one of them could put up a win in this effort. Lk’s Now R Never has something to run for after finishing last in the 3rd round. He gets a better post in this effort and has more raw speed than the rest of this field. That’s why I think he gets it done. Ww’s Mile Stone has been breaking extremely well, and with this outside post, he should be able to get a clean rush to the turn once again. Look for a heated battle up front and for him to be outgamed late for place. The best of the rest title goes to Pat C Abileena V in this race. She’s the converted router that flies on home just a little too late to post up the win. She has not missed the money in any of her 3 round races, but just can’t seem to find a way into the top spot. If she every were to break, she could pull off the upset in this effort. Dutch Velda is a solid competitor with a bit of close left in her bag at the finish line. She has run well in 2 of the 3 rounds, but needs a huge effort here to make the finals. If she can come out running early, she might just have a shot at the upset. (2-8-5-6)
The post positions for the finalists will be chosen on Wednesday matinee and the finals will run in conjunction with our 12 Races of Christmas promotion on Saturday evening December 8th at bestbet Orange Park Kennel Club.