The best of the best puppies at the racetrack will be strapping on their muzzles and heading out into the mix in the 2013 edition of the Jacksonville Juvenile.
Seven full races of greyhounds will be headed to post in round one on Friday Evening November 22nd, and there should be some great spot plays.
Love those grade A’s running against the grade D’s, as it makes for some easy pickin.
Let’s take a look at the races and hopefully guide you to some winners and some extra cash this weekend at bestbet Orange Park.
Friday evening –
The action kicks off in the 4th race and the rising star Pat C Gift WW should be the one to watch out for. This pup has won 3 of his last 5 starts and has dominated those races from the get go. Here away from the crowd, and with no big early speed around, look for another box to wire romp. Fellow grade A, and superb closer, Ww’s Pour It On should provide a late challenge along with the extremely well posted Flying Badger. Don’t forget about Kiowa Emmy either, if she gets loose early on, she might be a surprise finisher in this one. (8-6-2-4)
Race five looks like an easy trifecta, well that is if everyone plays their part from start to the finish tonight. Three classy top grade competitors stick out here and should be the ones to consider to finish in the money in this effort. Gs Daisy May has gotten better with every start around the racetrack and this grade A winner can come from off the pace and run anyone in this effort down at the wire. Ww’s Just Enough also has gears in the stretch and is overdue for a big effort outside of the 1 box. Pat C Buckaroo is hot off a win, back in grade A, and hungry to get it done late, and watch out for the true pup as Ww Ringlet has show speed to hang with the big boys and girls, but with just a few starts, you never know what you will get. (2-6-1-3)
More grade A’s in vs. grade C’s and D’s makes for a fun time for the wagers. Ww’s Vibrant and Ww’s Zinc each are away from the crowd and will get room to run in this effort. Both have grade A experience and each has won in their last couple of starts. Talent wise, each could get it done, just depends on who wants it more. Crv’s Stafford is back at 550, but hasn’t missed the cash over 660 in 6 straight in A. She can hang over 550 as well, but will be a late threat tonight. Pat C Gamer rounds out the selections and the break will be the determining factor as to how well she does from an advantageous post position. (1-8-2-3)
Mayflower Melee winner, Pat C Gatsby, headlines the field for the 10th race on the card, which just happens to be the first half of the forced out Twin-Trifecta. Here there might be a load of speed to deal with, but no greyhound in the competition has as much class as Gatsby! Look for a solid break from a great post and for him to control this race throughout. Trying to make him earn it will be the third place finisher in the Mayflower Melee, Own Nomo, the posted up rising star ship in, Boc’s Calluback, and the I can run 550 too threat, Wwk Money Maker. (2-6-1-7)
No true puppy looks better in the stakes than Sarras’ Royal Snowflake. She has bolted up the ladder, has 5 wins in her 8 career races, and has won back to back to back starts. Her last win in grade A was another dominate trip. Watch her fire out close, and turn it on late, for the win. Speaking for firing out, Atascocita Doris will be the early leader in this race, especially from the 1 box. She is short late though and will pay for it once again in the stretch. Also making a bid in the stretch will be fellow grade A closer Gs Not Cracker. If history has any case, watch out for him as the first breeding of his mom and dad, finished 1, 2, in the finals of the JGR Puppy Stakes. The other grade A to watch out for is a closer as well and her name is Ww’s Stitch. Post aides her bid, and if she can stay out of trouble, she too might have an outside shot at the upset. (4-1-2-6)
Race 12 could be a bit of a crap shoot, but you have to like how Ww’s Chick A Dee'[s last couple of races have gone. She rocketed to grade A untouched at the start of her career, but has since cooled off a bit. As of late she is getting back on track and has turned in some stellar closing performances. Here I thinks she get off the snide and back to winning against a not all grade A field. Pat C Magic is back at 550 and will love the inside post, expect for her to come running late as well. Now for the pacesetters. Gs John B, also is a rebreeding for Gs Uncle Henry, and should love coming out of the red box. He is short late though and could be again here, but no one will get in front of Tl Black Forest at the start. This ankle burner will see the lead for sure, but late he will be no match for the rest. (7-2-1-5)
Capping off the evening and the 1st round of the stakes is race 15, and I like Gs April to take home the top spot. This ultra closer can outlast almost anyone in the stakes in the stretch, but she better not wait too long early or her late surge might be a little too late. If she wants to win she will need to catch the frontrunning Ww Who Am I from a great inside post, and possibly the rebounding rail threat Bostonstrongiris. Don’t overlook the other closer to finish somewhere in the super as Fastpace Lace is back over 550 and will make her presence know in the deep stretch. (6-2-1-5)
All seven races will return for the 2nd round, which will be held on Monday evening 25th at bestbet Orange Park.