Another weekend and more great opportunities to watch, wager, and win at bestbet Orange Park!
Loads of talented greyhound will be competing over all three distances and there should be not only some exciting races to watch, but some great ways to cash some tickets and hopefully win some cash!
Spot plays O’Plenty so let’s check out the feature races for the weekend!
In race 7 you have to like All-American Gs Uncle Henry. Still looking for the record books and his 80th career victory, Henry is in a great spot here to get it done. No big early speed to contend with around him and once in front, he will prove untouchable tonight. Pressing him late should be the talented youngster Markin Time, and watch out for posted up back to back winner Yoofoolsfallnluv and the late driving Ww Head Rush. (7-2-1-3)
Over to the Marathon course for the 9th race on the card, and even though it is not a grade A races, it is close enough! Winning by LEAPS and bounds should be the solid dropper Kiowa Leap. Finally away from the big boys and girls, she has a distinct class edge in this effort. She can run this far, but this race could be closer than it looks on paper. Stand Back Drive looked very impressive in his first 660 start and win, and should be able to handle 770. Also the make for 770 duo of Dbulls Come On and Mo’s Strider have both secured wins over this distance in the past. If Leap falters, the other could seize the night. (4-5-1-3)
Nothing like a stakes winner in the 1 box and that is what you get in race 11 on the card. Ww’s Mile Stone has been away from the winner’s circle for far too long, but the red blanket will change all of that in this effort. He has a solid rush and a strong late drive that will see him prove best at the wire. Trying to ruin his night will be the 3 grade A wins in 5 starts greyhound, Ww’s Wise Gal. With 6 straight in the month she could be favorite come post time, but don’t overlook the always hard trying solid grade A, Warped and the resurging late charging greyhound Braska Gretchen. (1-5-3-2)
Over to 660 in race 15 to complete the distance trifecta on the card. Gavotte has to be considered the greyhound in beat in this effort. Since the finals of the Orange Park Derby, where she finished 4th, she has been on a tear winning 2 of 4 starts and never missing the money. With a solid break where, she is going to be tough to beat. Challenging her will be the ill-posted Gs Grace, who like the previously mentioned Gavotte has been on a tear as of late. Slick is always a strong threat in every race that he is entered into, and he gets a bonus here near the rail in the 3 box. The surprise factor tonight could be Git N Extreme has not looked great over 660 so far, but the coveted red blanket could be a difference maker for her in this effort. (6-8-3-1)
Race 7 in the matinee is a wide open affair that could be won by a bunch of different greyhounds. So class is the key word of the day, let’s put it on display, and take Ww Head First to do just what her name says, Head First past the wire for the win. This solid grade A competitor has a great stretch drive and she will use that to poker her nose in front at the wire. E’s Blingo has really stepped up her game as of late, and even though she is up in grade, she should be considered a threat again today. Fellow closer Gs Tebow will be looking for the goal line late, along with the hard charging Ww’s Sweet Heart. (7-4-6-8)
Another stakes winner gets another chance to win in the 11th race on the card. the 2013 Orange Park Derby winner, Safe At Home, is back over 550 and is thriving once again. Her last effort was a gem as she broke close, stalked the pace, and took over late for the win. Today she repeats it from a favorable post position. What she lacks in start she makes up for in talent, and from the 1 box, pay attention to Caitlyns Dream. This pup can fly and could be upset minded in this effort. Ty Kay Willing is clearly the fastest greyhound in the field and if she gets loose, forgetaboutit! She could easily win this effort, but closing late and challenging should be more the case, and let’s not forget about Sabil Par Hick. No big credit he gets, but he does contend in his races and even though winning might be out of the question, contending in the money is not. (3-1-7-4)
Veteran time in the 7th race and when you least expect it, the veteran will rebound and find his form just in time to stay in grade A. Ww Fancy Floyd has had a couple of rough trips in a row and needs to get back on track tonight. He clearly is the class of this field and will find a way to show it in this race. He won’t be in the lead early, but he will find a way late to get it done. Mrl Killing Time is back in A after a great win in his last effort. He too can close and should be a threat at the finish line. Speaking of closers, Mr. Quiggly is probably the best closer in the bunch and will take those long late strides from a favorable outside post in this effort. Everyone is going to have to catch Gs Carter though if they want to win this race. He has the best early speed and should set the pace to the stretch. Being short late, he will have to get some help behind if he wants to upset. (4-6-7-1)
Speed could be the key to success in the 11th race, but Gs Kristin might be going with recently success instead. Kristin is riding high off a huge grade A wins last time out, but the 5 box is not the 1 box. She might not see the lead either, but she has enough left late to outlast them and get the W once again. She will need to break, but with the extra room early, she is close enough to get it done at the wire. Dueling on the front end and setting pace should be the ankle burners Easi Butterball and Atascocita Hoot. Both could wire this field on the front end if the mood suits them, we will have to wait and see just who comes up shortest at the wire. Speaking of short, Lucky Bill will make all these early speed greyhounds look just like that in the stretch. This big time closer in back in grade A and is looking to rebound after a rough race last time out. Gaining with every stride, he makes it interesting at the finish line. (5-7-2-3)
Over to 660 once again for the 15th race on the card and even though she is new to grade A, you have to like the resume she has built up along the climb. Six efforts in a row in the quiniela, including a pair of wins in her last 4 races, she is ready for the next level of competition. Breaking from the outside, she will find a way to get close, and prove best late, for the win tonight. Pressing her along the way should be the O’Donnell duo from the rail part of the racetrack. Kay Owens is a stalking threat with 5 trifecta finishes in her last 6 races, and Ty Kay Event is an even better breaker with 2 wins in 3 starts and 4 trifectas in her last 5 races. Both greyhounds have grade A experience and if either steal enough early on, they might just upset tonight. Let’s not overlook Mac’s Frenchie either. This strong closer that has been in the money in 5 straight and could outrun them all before the wire for the win.
Another posted up stakes winner comes your way in the 7th race on the card. Atascocita Rip absolutely loves the inside part of the racetrack and the 2 box is right in his wheelhouse. He will find his break from in here and once in the lead, the rest will be history! Upstart Kiowa Mat Marty has taking the racetrack by storm and is riding high off his first grade A win in his last effort. He is a threat throughout in any race and will be in the mix from box to wire once again in this effort. Bruno Mars is also coming off a win, but his was in grade B, and is ready to get back to battling it out amongst the best at the racetrack. He is a strong closer that will be flying up late to challenge today, and you can never forget Kiowa Jill Vik in any race. Vik has won 58 career races and has the experience factor by 10 over the competition. The critical part of her game now is the break. If she comes to run early, she could just dominate this race and take home yet another victory! (2-4-7-6)
Whoever breaks the best in race 11 on the card should be the eventual winner. Loads of early speed here, and not a lot of closers, so the winner of this race could be determined at the start. Breaking best should be Ww’s Soul, but she is so short I don’t know if she will be able to hold on all the way to the wire or not. Granted she is not going to have to beat much late, but some have just a bit more staying power than she does near the wire. Mrl Outlaw Billy is the one that I think could get by her before the finish line. He likes the inside post, but he too has to break in order to win this effort. If he is within striking distance early, he should be the one first at the wire. The DUDE duo might have something else to say about the outcome of this race though. Both Penrose Dude and Pat C Dude likes the outside part of the racetrack, both greyhounds can break, and both greyhounds can win this effort. Penrose Dude is riding high off of back to back wins, including his last in grade A, and Pat C Dude has made the money in 5 of his last 6 races. If they all get around closer, this race could turn into a battle royal for the lead and the win. (2-6-8-7)