The Pat Collins Kennel had a stellar night in round two of the stakes as the posted up four victories in the seven qualifying races. Red Oak also continue to build on their three win performance in round one, with a pair of wins in the second round of action. Both kennels have a greyhound still in the undefeated ranks, Pat C Gatsby and Ww’s Pour It On, and look to keep them that way in their next effort. Willis was the other winner in round two with a strong effort from Gs Daisy May.
Pat C Gatsby is the biggest name that most people will recognize as he was the winner of the recent Mayflower Melee, and a finalist in the 2013 Jacksonville Sprint Classic, and he lived up to that billing in the 10th race on the card. Breaking quickly, he stalked the pace from the box, and put on huge rush to steal away the lead at the first turn. From there he never looked back and coasted all the way to the wire for back to back wins. Tomco Padfoot did make up some ground on the leader late but never really challenged for the win, and Kiowa Kay Folk ran an even race in third.
That race by Gatsby was the last win for Pat Collins on the card, but let’s not discount the other great efforts from his kennelmates. They started out the night right by winning the first 2 races, the 2nd, the 4th, and backed that up with another win in the 7th. Each was done in a different fashion, but each got to the line first and scored 16 full points.
Pat C Gamer came out of the box ready to run in the 2nd and dueled to the turn with Crv’s Stafford for control. At the turn, Gamer put on a drive and seized the lead and dashed off 4 lengths ahead of the rest of the field. Ww’s Zinc gave chase in place and was coming at the leader with every stride that he took. Gamer used every inch of the early lead to took as he survived a late effort to hold on for the slim win. Zinc gave his all but came up just short in place and the early dueler, Crv’s Stafford, came again late to secure the final spot in the trifecta.
Pat C Buckaroo left little to doubt in the 4th race as took early control and left trouble behind him in this dominating performance. All along on the lead, he improved his position throughout and crossed 7.5 lengths ahead of his nearest competition. Boc’s Calluback ran after the winner and easily held place, as Dutch Hero overcame trouble to sneak into the trifecta at the finish line.
Pat C Wind Up was not a winner from the word go and had to really work to get the W in this effort. Atascocita Doris hit the lid in the 7th race and took instant command over the field. She pushed the pace hard and was clear of the rest, but Wind Up was not going to just give up that easily. He kept on coming and chipping away at the lead and by the deep stretch he pulled even with the leader. In the final few strides, he got by and ecked out the victory. Doris gave a valiant effort in second and third was the every closing Hallo Kellys Boy.
Ww’s Pour It On also remained undefeated in the stakes as he put on a show to get the job done near the wire. Leading the way for the majority of this race was Ww Who Am I, but she couldn’t steal enough lengths early on to make it all the way to the wire for the win. She surrendered late and had to settle for place, and Gs Not Cracker ran a big closing effort to also get into the mix at the wire in third.
Red Oaks other winner was Ww’s Just Enough in the 9th race. Breaking in the middle of the pack, Enough found room early on and outrushed everyone to the lead at the first turn. Once in control, Just Enough was going to prove a point and made that known to the rest of the field, and all of the patrons watching on the night. Drawing off with every step, he crossed the finish line almost 9 lengths clear of the rest and posted up the best time of the night in 30.61 seconds. Next best was Pat C Gift Ww and third was the fast closing Gs April.
The last but not least stakes event was held in the 11th race as the Willis Kennels Gs Daisy May CAME TO RUN. This closer was out of the box in a HURRY and was way too close to keep out of the winner’s circle on this occasion. Stalking the leader by a head at the turn, she blew on by down the backside and was easily in control by the far turn. Effortlessly she strided up the stretch and took home the victory at the wire. Temco Zeyatta came from off the pace to secure place, and the pacesetter Pat C No Fuss has to settle for show as he weakened after being taken off the late lead.
The third round of the 2013 Jacksonville Juvenile will go to post on Friday EVENING, November 29th at bestbet Orange Park. Four races remain in play, so come on out and cheer for your favorites left in the stakes as they vie for more points and a chance to move in toward the finals.