Round 3 is here and two undefeated greyhounds are ready for another go. One male, Watch Me, and one female, Lorine of Ruckus, look to continue their streaks as some talented fields look to end them. All four races return for this round and the top 8 greyhounds in each the male and female division will move on to the semi-finals. Let’s look at the races and see if we can start off your week on the right foot.
Round 3 of the Battle of the Sexes
Monday evening June 19th, 2017
Race 7 – Post should be everything to Ww Next Bigthing in this effort. After a close 2nd in round 1, and a roughed up 5th in round 2, he needs a big-time effort here if he wants to move on in the stakes. Helping him out is the 8 box. Last time from this post, nothing much, just a win in the finals of the puppy stakes. Look for a big effort, and a win, tonight. Setting the pace on the inside part of the racetrack should be Flyin Kryptonite and Ln Michaels. Both greyhounds have the chops to see the front end in this effort, but both can be short late and run down in the stretch. Exactly what I think is going to happen in this effort. Late you need to consider Pat C Hash Tag as well. Posted well, he will flourish from the rail where he was 3rd in the finals of the puppy stakes from this very same 1 box. (8-3-1-2)
Race 9 – Lorine Of Ruckus looks to keep the sheet clean in this effort, but she might just have to come from off the pace to get it done. We all know that Cj’s Sadie will be taking the early lead, especially from the 1 box, but late she will be short as she almost always is. Neither of them will be alone though. Upstart Ww Mind At Rest is loving the new racetrack and has been in the quiniela in 6 straight races. Runner-up in 4 straight, looks like the trend might continue in this effort. Look for Sadie to get run down late by Lorine and for Ww Mind At Rest to be right there as well. Another greyhound to consider in this effort will be Perfect Pitch. This stalking threat is posted well and has been in the money in 5 of her last 6 efforts. Winning might be a stretch, but under on your bets, should be a good place to play her. (6-3-1-7)
Race 10 – Back on track, Hey Hey Daddy posted up a big win in round number 2 and looks to keep the trend going in this effort. Amongst a tough field, Daddy will need to work hard, but has several things going for her. She loves the post, she can win with or without the early lead, and she has 3 victories in her last 4 efforts. Look for another strong finish and for her to get it done once again. Trying to ruin her day, the resurging threat Boc’s Queen Lady. This Ironhound winner is no stranger to stakes races and shines brightest when the big lights are on. Posted well on the inside part of the racetrack, she need to keep breaking and rushing hard early if she is going to be a threat again here. Coming out of her funk in a big way, tonight she could be upset minded. Others not to ignore include the always trying threat Pat C Cozy, who needs to improve on that pair of 4th place efforts, and Ww Lemon Mint, who needs to stay out of trouble and get back to doing what she does best, stalking and threatening paces. (6-2-8-4)
Race 11 – One last race and another victory from Watch Me. With 6 wins in a row, you cannot pick against this greyhound. He is firing on all cylinders right now, and is using his early speed to his advantage. He even outrushed Ln Michaels to the lead in the last race, and for those of you that follow us, you know that was not an easy task. I look for him to come out close, rush to control, and survive late for his 7th in a row. Providing the late challenge will be the resurging Dutch Double. Double is as fast as he wants to be, and when he gets loose, he can run down almost anyone at the racetrack. His last race was a huge win and his time was 4 lengths faster than Watch Me’s on the same track. The post is not the best, but if he can follow the speed to the turn and stalk the pace early, he will make it interesting at the finish line. Others to consider here are Bang Ludwig from his best box, you know the one where he ran 30.25 and won by 8, and Ww Jackpot. This closer has been a threat in 5 of 6 races and has been just off the win in both rounds of the stakes so far. If either of these greyhounds decides to break, they might play a bigger role in the outcome of this effort. (6-5-8-4)