Red Oak, and Julia Ward, came to run in the first round of the 2013 Jacksonville Juvenile as they posted up win, after win, after win.
They kicked off the trifecta in race 4 as Ww’s Pour It On lived up to his name in every sense of the word. Rushing hard to the turn, he was just ahead of the trouble behind and came out stalking the leader as they headed down the backside. Kicking it into overdrive, he Poured it on with every stride he took and drew away for fun to cross 8.5 lengths ahead of the rest at the wire. Early leader Pat C Gift Ww placed, and Tomco Zenyatta finished third.
Race 7 was the next victory for Red Oak, and this time around it was a determined effort to get the job done. Breaking close, Ww’s Vibrant stalked the leader, Kidsbro Gofast to the far turn and then decided that she wasn’t going to lose. Finding another gear, she bolted by for fun late and rocketed to a 5.5 length win in a speedy 30.62 trip. Ww’s Zinc closed late for place as the pacesetter Kidsbro Gofast held drifts back for show.
One more time for the Red Oak Racing as Ww’s Chick A Dee found her old form and wouldn’t be denied in race number 12. Tl Black Forest exploded from the box and stole a huge lead on the rest of the field and was in complete control to the far turn, but that is where the wheels started to come off. Chasers Chick A Dee and Hallo Kellys Boy, both were revving up and ready to challenge. Putting on a show, Chick A Dee surged by to take control and powered home for the easy victory in 30.78 seconds. She finished 2.5 lengths better than Hallo Kellys Boy, who drove by late, and the early leader Tl Black Forest weakened in the stretch, but still held on for show at the wire.
Even though Red Oak was done with wins on the evening, Julia Ward was not. She took home another big W in the 5th race and it came by the way of a greyhound with just 3 career starts. Ww Ringlet might have went off at 13-1 in this race, but no one told her that before the box opened up. She fired out fast, seized instant control and never relinquished it throughout this campaign. She gave a very determined effort and proved very tough on top for a greyhound that has only a maiden win under her belt. What is even more impressive is the greyhound she held at bay the entire race, that would be solid grade A Ww’s Just Enough. Also to note her was the race that Gs Daisy May ran in third. She overcome some early trouble and flew up the stretch to steal away the final spot in the trifecta at the wire.
As expected, the Mayflower Melee winner, Pat C Gatsby, took care of business in the 10th race as he broke close, outrushed the rest to the early lead, and cruised around on the front end for the easy victory. Chasing him throughout in place was newcomer Boc’s Calluback, and the 3rd place finisher in the Mayflower Melee Owe Nomo.
A similar race was run by Atascocita Doris in the 11th as she hit the lid, stole away lengths on the field early on, and survived at the finish line for the slim win. Coming at her late were Pat C No Fuss, who finished 2nd, and Gs Not Cracker who rounded out the trifecta at the wire.
Last but not least of the round 1 winners was Bostonstrongiris! Post meant everything to her on this night as she exploded to the early lead and was 4 lengths clear of the rest of the field early on. She maintained that margin to the far turn and was looking like an easy winner, until Gs April started to make her run in the stretch. Quickly that comfortable lead was shrinking, and things were starting to get a little more interesting, but in the end Iris was just too much for the competition. Running the fastest time on the card, her 1.5 length win in 30.52 seconds was enough to take home the 16 points. Gs April finished a close 2nd after a TREMENDOUS race, and Facepace Lace settled for show.
The second round of the stakes runs tonight, Monday November 25th at bestbet Orange Park. All seven races return, so watch, wager, and win on the best puppies at the racetrack, and don’t miss out on the forced out Twin-Trifecta in races 10 and 12!