Time for another stakes final here at bestbet Jacksonville, and this time around we get the first final in our redo stakes. But as they say, this is not a one trick pony as the same greyhounds will run back in the same post position a week late to see if they can repeat their success at bestbet Jacksonville. This year we have 2 races to preview. One over 550 yards and the other over 660 yards. This first final will take place on Saturday evening April 28th at bestbet Jacksonville with the 660 race in the 9th on the card and the 550 race in the 11th on the card. Both will be back to run again next Saturday evening, May 5th, from the same posts that they have in round 1. Let’s take a closer look at the fields and see if we can get you cashing some tickets this weekend.
Final One of 2018 Redo Stakes
Saturday evening April 28th, 2018
Race 9 – (660 Yards) – In a tough race where we get a few top-notch racers along with some chasers and climbers, you have to go with the class, the cream of the crop, well if you want to pick winners. So, I choose, Ww Outlaw Kate. Kate has been on a tear as of late with 3 wins in 6 efforts, including a completely dominate run in round one of the stakes. She has all the tools, can win with or without the early lead, and will like the outside post position. Too many things in her favor not to win this one. Trying to do his best to ruin the night will be Craigie Javier. The other winner in round one, Javier was the point leader in the 2018 Orange Park Derby heading into the finals. He was undefeated, and even though he missed out in the big race, he did finish a close third at the wire. He too is posted well, has enough early sped to see the lead, but late Kate will just prove too much for him at the wire. Others to consider, well just about everyone else, but I like the upside of Quick Shot. Not a popular pick by an any means, but one that seems to be growing up before out eyes. Tough to ignore that 9 length win from a similar post position. If she gets loose early on, she could be upset minded tonight. Another greyhound to not loos focus on is the new comer to 660 yards. L’s Princess Ry has been less that 4 lengths off the leader at the wire in all 4 of her 660 efforts. She has not won a race yet, but she is figuring it all out. She is a closer over this distance and should keep up the in the money record in this effort. (7-2-8-4)
Race 11 – (550 Yards) – Battle royal is the best way to describe this effort as the early speeders will be breaking and stealing all the lengths they can at the start and trying to hold off the closers as they approach the finish line. Here the breakers win. Lk’s Black Gold has not won a stakes race at the racetrack, but she has been close on several occasions. She is a monster on the lead and is as hot as anyone at the racetrack with 8 wins in her last 9 starts, including a run of 6 in a row. She has great breaking ability and is not short at the end of the race either. She has a good starting box and should hit the lid and control this race throughout. Pushing her early will be her neighbor Cp’s Nauset Flo. Flo could challenge for the best co-breaker in this effort as she can really fly out fast on occasion. She has good speed to the stretch and should prompt the pace throughout once again in this effort. She has not missed the money in 6 straight attempts and should keep that streak intact in this effort. Holding on for second could be a stretch if the closers clear close. Speaking of closers, the James J Patton Silver Cup winner Ww Whatsapp is lurking inside and could get back to winning in this trip around the oval. As of late he has not been dominating like in the past, but he has been a solid closing force and been in the money in 4 of his last 6 efforts. The post will make him tough, the chance at another stakes title will make him tougher, and if he does decide to break, he could circle the wagons late and take everyone in front of him down before the finish line. Don’t sleep on L’s Sum Dog either. Sum Dog is as fast as he wants to be and can make up lengths on leaders from way, way back in any race. He has been in the trifecta in 5 straight and that includes a pair of victories from similar post positions. He too is a former stakes winner and knows how to get it done at the wire. He will need to break better than he has been if he wants a shot at another title, but it is certainly not out of the realm of possibilities in this one. (7-3-6-4)
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