Through two rounds of the 2017 Battle of the Sexes, two greyhounds have separated themselves from the rest of the pack with back to back wins. Watch me posted up his 6th win in a row on the MALE side of the equation, and Lorine of Ruckus took home another victory on the FEMALE side. Both greyhounds have made quick work of their competitors and could be looking for a big time match up in the finals.
Watch Me started off the evening in fine fashion in the 7th race on the card. Breaking closer, he battled up the front stretch and stole away the lead at the first turn from speedster Ln Michaels. By a head over the rest early, he expanded on that total to the far turn. There he was 3 lengths ahead of Michaels and turned home in no real danger of losing. The closes came a calling, but no one was going to get to him before the wire. Breezing to the line, he easily won by 2.5 lengths in 30.88 seconds. Tnt Below Zero came on strong late for place, as Atascocita Danty overtook Ln Michaels from well off the pace to secure the final spot in the trifecta. Early leader Ln Michaels had to settle for 4th.
Not to be outdone, Lorine of Ruckus also kept her stakes streak intact with a stellar performance in the 10th race. Breaking slowly, she found room to rush and took advantage of all the trouble around her. Making the lead at the turn, she took command down the backside. Drawing away to the far turn, she maintained her margin all the way to the wire for the 2-length win in 30.76 seconds. As expected, first round winner and Ironhound champ, Boc’s Queen Lady chased the pace throughout after trouble and finished a came second. Perfect Pitch was also in the mix just a few lengths off the winner, but last the photo for place and had to settle for show. Lk’s Hopscotch came from last at the first turn to close into the superfecta at the finish line.
The race off the evening though came in the 11th race on the card. Hitting the lid and taking control early was Bl Warlock. Normally that would have been a win for sure, but the problem was that Dutch Double also broke well. Warlock stole the lead by a half a length at the turn, increased to a length at the far turn and fought hard all the way to the wire to try and win this effort. Dutch Double was having none of that. Closing from 3rd early, he was 2nd by the far turn, and in the stretch, he was just a determined rocket that was not going to take no for an answer. He dug in deep for one final surge and headed his way by at the wire for the win. Warlock gave a winning trip, but was outgamed at the line and had to accept place. Ww Jackpot also made up ground throughout and stole away 3rd in the stretch over the always chasing threat Bang Ludwig.
Capping off the card, another familiar name posted up a victory. Former stakes winner, Hey Hey Daddy, found her mojo and ran a huge race to steal away the win at the finish line. We all knew just who was going to dominate this race early, CJ’s Sadie, but like always she only gets to lead to the stretch. She rocketed to the lead and stole 3 lengths on the field and held that margin all the way to the stretch. Still he wasn’t enough to hold off the closers. Down the stretch it turned into an all-out battle for the win. The top three competitors all finished within a length at the wire and it would take a photo to separate them. Hey Hey Daddy proved best by a half a length over the also closing factor Ww Mind At Rest. Cj’s Sadie had to settle for 3rd as she just outlasted the chasing Pat C Cozy for the finish spot in the trifecta.
The 3rd round of the 2017 Battle of the Sexes race will take place on Monday evening June 19th at bestbet Jacksonville. All greyhounds will return and the top 8 greyhounds in the male and female division will move on to the semi-finals on Saturday evening June 24th.