Another great weekend of racing is ahead of us here at bestbet Jacksonville. Loads of talent on tap as we get to see some feature races over all three distances. No matter what you like, we have you covered. We have 550,660 and a 770-yard race, along with a couple stakes winners, some streaking greyhounds, new ship ins, rising stars, early and late speeders, and even a greyhound trying to climb the ladder undefeated. So, let’s take a closer look at the races and see if we can get you cashing some tickets this weekend at bestbet Jacksonville.
Friday evening August 11, 2017
Race 7 – No doubt about who we are picking here. The recent winner of the 2017 bestbet Sprint Classic, Real Good Feelin. She can get it done with or without the lead, and tonight it will be of the come from behind kind. Why? Kc’s Todd is back and the front end should be saved for him. He is a strong breaker, but can’t keep up in the deep stretch. Feeling breezed by for win number 86! Also keep an eye out for the returning threat C Ville Kree, who won his last start a couple of weeks ago, and the cagey veteran that just missed the stakes finals, Boc’s Andross. (6-3-7-2)
Race 10 – Another greyhound off the stakes rounds is Kells Ferrari. Rounding back into form in his last effort, he outrushed the rest and took over early on. Stretching out the lead, he breezed to the wire all alone for the easy win. Expect more of the same here. Trying to push the leader will be the stalking threats Easi Key from the outside, and solid grade A threat Lindy Booth from the rail. Don’t sleep on Easi Hercules either. He might not be quite the class of the rest, but he is finally outside and that could make a difference here. (3-6-1-7)
Race 15 – Tough to pick against back to back winners, so we will take both! Flyin Kryptonite and L’s Sum Dog both have scored wins in their last two races in a row and each is trying for the hat trick in this effort. Kryptonite has the better early speed of the pair and should be able to get in the lead early on here. She is tough to catch, though it has been done, so she gets the slight edge in this match up. Both better be wary though of Touch To Much. When he wants to go, he can be hard to handle as well, the problem is that we don’t know just when that is going to be. Also look out for the resurging threat C Ville Katelyn. She has really come back well from her rest and will be tough if she gets outside and gets room to run. (6-3-7-4)
Saturday matinee August 12, 2017
Race 7 – Puppy power here as upstart Lee Anson might be slow at the break, but his finishes has been nothing but fast. Not missing the money in 6 straight, or only once in 16 career races, he is the real deal and will find a way to win at the wire in back to back races. Trying to derail his efforts will be the recent stakes competitor Ww Spearmint. He is tough around the lead and might just be the one to beat late in this effort. Jj’s Beau Bates is also a stalking threat that is running well with 5 straight trifecta trips in a row, and don’t forget about Idaho Sal from the rail either. She can be hot or cold running at times, but when she is on, she too could steal away a win today.
Race 11 – Even though he can be goofy at times, Dutch Double is one of the fastest and most talented greyhounds at the racetrack. Here is he not in a great starting box, but should get room to run early as the big breakers are to his outside. He will not be in front at the start, but he will make up for it in the end. Closing by near the wire, he completes another trip around the oval with yet another win. Trying to wire him on the lead will be the early speed pair of solid grade A, Masked Adam West, or the back to back box to wire winner Dutch Doreen. Both have the skills to beat the box, grab the lead, and hold on to win. Today just won’t be that day. Duke Rufus also gets a look as he competed in the stakes and is showing a strong win last time out in the red blanket. (3-6-5-1)
Saturday evening August 12, 2017
Race 5 – It might not be a grade A race, but it is a marathon and that is just about all we need to get excited about. So, if you want a spot play for the weekend, it doesn’t get any better than this! How about the former track record holder over 770-yards against some grade C and D greyhounds? Would you take that? I would! Enter Herstal in the 8 box! Nothing else to say! Except cash your tickets! Early Cpt Thunderpant might steal the lead, but he will get caught again late. Riser should be around the pace as well and is better than the 660 lines showing. Going on a limb here for the last super spot. Lk’s Rose Petal can close like a train over 550 and might just be able to go this far too. (8-4-6-2)
Race 7 – Trying for perfection, Flying Orca gets the nod in this effort. This rushing monster has yet to lose and has 4 wins in 4 starts at bestbet Jacksonville. She will have to come out better than she did last time from the 2 box if she wants to win as there are a couple of greyhounds here that know how to get things done in grade A already. Ww’s Holy Grail won last time out, and 3 wins in 6 races, and has been in the money in 5 of 6 starts. Look for her to be around early and often here. Stakes winner Boc’s Queen Lady is rested and ready to go from the 1 box and could decide to show up in a big way again tonight, and stay keen on Ww’s Epic also. Tried 660 came up short, but got to see the lure up close on the lead. She could break better tonight and surprise them all on the lead. (2-4-1-7)
Race 11 – This race should be a highly contested one from the get go. Recent stakes threat, Lk’s Black Gold has showed up tremendously since exiting the rounds. Winning two of three races, and finishing in the quiniela all three times, she is ready to put on another show tonight. Making her work will be the back to back recent winner Roc A By Sunkist. Sunkist is also a breaker, so this one could be a knock down drag out battle from box to wire. Trying to take both of them down late will be the fast finishing, and 4th place factor in the finals of the 2017 bestbet Sprint Classic, Mrl Bold Ego, along with the well posted late driving threat that is Flying Ukrainian. (6-8-5-3)
Race 15 – Over to 660 for this one and we get the 2016 winner of the bestbet Derby, Barts Risingstar. When this greyhound is on, he is almost untouchable here and tonight he gets a great starting box to boot. He has won back to back races and 3 of his last 4 starts. He is back in a big way and will continue to win again tonight. CBJ Sassafras might have something to say about it though. He has also won back to back races over 660 yards should be a threat again in this effort. Rising, closing, star Businessasusual could throw his hat in the ring late for the best of the rest prize. Winning 3 of 5, he looks good, but the competition is tougher in A than it is in grade D, C, or B. Veteran Dutch Casey must also get a look as he is a solid grade A that has finished in the money in 4 of 6 races, three of which have come from outside posts, just like the one he has in this effort. (2-4-6-8)
Sunday matinee August 13, 2017
Race 11 – This race is a tossup race. Anyone here could win if the mood suits them, but you must go with somebody, so I like Super C Amazon. Coming off a big win from the very same post position, he has some mojo going and if he can break well again, he could be off to the races for an easy win today. Kc’s Waltrip loves this middle post and makes the most of the extra room at the break. In his last effort from here he scored a near box to wire win. If he finds his break again, he might just repeat that performance. Next up to consider is the solid grade A that has 2 wins showing and has been in the trifecta on 3 occasions. Consistence is the selling point of Locopegaso, but he will need to be close early to be effective today. Mrl Stunt Man rounds out the selections. This big-time closer can come from way back to challenge at the finish line, and if he decides to do better early, he might just prove unstoppable late in this effort. (1-5-2-8)