Down to the nitty gritty as the top 24 greyhounds get one more chance to score some points and make it into the finals of the 2018 bestbet Derby. Loads of talent align the top of the leaderboard heading into round 3, but there is still run for an upset and someone else to sneak into the bottom slots among the elite eight. Let’s take a closer look at the races for Saturday evening and see if we can get you cashing some tickets at bestbet Jacksonville.
Saturday evening November 3rd, 2018 – 3rd Round bestbet Derby
Race 7 – With back to back wins, Arkans Tt Cash looks like the greyhound to beat in this effort. Breaking well, he has dominated from the start and gets another strong post position in this effort. He is not short at the end of the race and could even get the W here from off the pace if needed. Look for another strong performance tonight. Behind the leader it is really up for grabs. Several greyhounds could sneak in and steal away some points at the finish line. Mac’s Quinn might be the best closer here, and in open races behind, I like the closers. He gets a good outside post, and if he could break, he could challenge for the win. Next best is a good spot for him. Others to consider in this race include the well posted, all rail and the time runner, Proof Of Concept from the 1 box, and the steady chasing Quick Shot, who won last time he started from the 5 box. (4-7-1-5)
Race 9 – No doubt about who gets the nod in this effort. Token Phantom has not lost yet in the stakes and ahs looked dominate in each of those effort. Whether he is going to the front and running away or coming off the pace and stealing away W’s at the wire, he has proven to be the one to beat in this stakes event. The only thing working against him in this effort is the post position. A rail runner, he will need to get inside somehow in order to get up late to win. Watch him accomplish his goals tonight. Pushing the pace and making Token work late should be Rs Alex Rod. An all-out ankle burner, Axel Rod has seen the front end in 3 races in a row, and even though he has been short in the stretch every time, he has yet to finish out of the nose. He just missed last time to Johnny Camaro by a nose. Tonight, with some help behind him, you never know. Keep an eye out late for the rebounding, fast closing runner, Dawn Wells. She has gears to burn in the stretch and will be flying up late to challenge once again tonight. Pat C Hell Bent might not look that great so far in the rounds, but the 1 box changes everything for this guy. He loves the rail, finally gets there, and could taken them all down if he gets out of the box tonight. Last time from a rail box was a box to wire win. Just sayin! (8-7-1-5)
Race 11 – This is the toughest of the 3 races remaining. Two greyhounds have won 2 of the 3 rounds and finished a close second in the other. Hard to ignore Quick Style’s last effort, win by 8.5 in 37.25 from the same post he has tonight, but don’t forget about Johnny Camaro either. He is in an ideal spot to start this race, you know a rail runner in the 1 box, and he has back to back wins showing, and 3 in his last 4 efforts. Last time inside he scored a win too. Slight edge to Style over the stellar time last time out, and the bump of more late speed than the all revved up runner Johnny has, but either could be a solid pick for the top spot tonight. Who ever comes out on top, will certainly not be alone, as there are several other greyhounds in this race to contend with. Ab Smoke Show was a first round winner that has been a force in all of the races she has raced in the stakes. Granted she has had 3 one boxes in a row, and this is the 8 box, but still she has closed well throughout and should factor once again at the wire tonight. Itsafoolsgold should also be a threat. She might not have won any races in her last 6 efforts, but she has been in the trifecta 5 times and that includes all three rounds of the stakes. She is more of a stalking chaser, so look for her to factor from start to finish once again in this effort.
After the dust settles, the top 8 greyhounds in points will move on to compete in the finals of the 2018 bestbet Derby on Saturday evening November 10th at bestbet Jacksonville. Don’t miss out on our second chance drawings, or our Dash For Cash promotion. Select the winner, but your entry slip in the box, and we will draw 5 names from the winner’s box for $100 each. Make you plans, grab some friends, and plan on joining us for the excitement of the finals of the 2018 bestbet Derby.