Their might just be 4 races in the rounds of the Battle of the Sexes, but the Blanchard kennel won two of those races and might be set up for a Battle of their own if they both continue to run. He won a race on the Male side and a race on the Female side, and as one was expected to get the job done, the other was a bit more of a longshot.
Watch Me took to post in the 15th race as was riding high on a 4-race win streak, but he was in tough with the several greyhounds that could make some noise and challenge for the win. As the box opened be broke close, rushed best to the turn, stole away a lead to the far turn, and survived the stretch for the slim win. A big race by the recent puppy stakes winner Ww Next Bigthing, as he chased the leader throughout and made up ground in the stretch. Dutch Double was not far off in third with a late closing effort and Bang Ludwig overcame the post and found gears late to steal away the final spot in the superfecta at the wire.
Ironhound stakes winner, Boc’s Queen Lady, was the other winner for the Blanchard kennel and that came in the 10th race on the card. Falling on hard times as of late, she has not been close early consistently in a while, but when the bright lights are on, she always shines best. Easily to the lead was the best breaker at the racetrack, Cj’s Sadie, but the problem was that Queen Lady was right on her heels. Chasing the pace to the deep stretch, she outlasted the leader late at took home the victory. Great frontrunning effort by Sadie, but just short as normal late and had to settle for place. She’s A mystery was never far off in 3rd, and race favorite Hey Hey Daddy missed her break, rallied throughout and just missed in the photo for show at the finish line.
The race of the evening came in the 11th from the Double J Kennel, Blanchard’s other booking, as Lorine Of Ruckus dominated the field as easily won the first round. Breaking close, she outrushed everyone to the turn and took a 3-length lead down the backside. She maintained that margin all the way to the far turn and late she just padded her numbers. Drawing away, she crossed almost 6 lengths better than the rest in a stakes round best time of 30.51 seconds. Chasing the leader, but not gaining on her, was Ww Mind At Rest, followed by the distance show finisher Pullanallnighter. Race favorite Pat C Cozy was even throughout, after trouble at the turn, and completed the superfecta.
The other winner came from the Ocala Kennel as Flying Kryptonite made the most of his early speed and controlled the 7th race from nearly box to wire. Out fast, he seized control of the race on the run to the turn and never looked back. Easily breezing on the front end, he kept his foes at bay and coasted around the track, and up the stretch, for a victory. Pushing the pace from the get go was Ww Jackpot. Always close, always threatening, but just not able to get by the leader for the upset. Mr Tony found gears late and make up ground in the stretch on the lead duo, but settled for show at the wire. Atascocita Danty didn’t vary that much, closed a bit, and found the last spot in the money at the wire.
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