With two rounds in the books, the Pat Collins kennel continues to dominate the fields. Winning 3 rounds once again, they are the leaders in the clubhouse, as they have the only undefeated greyhound remaining in the stakes with Pat C Zoe. Even though the field was cut down for round number 3, just 4 races left, the amount of talented greyhounds has not decreased. Tough races abode tonight, so let’s see if we can get you starting your week off right with some winners.
Monday May 20th, 2019 – Round 3 of bestbet Puppy Stakes
Race 7 – Evenly matched up race here to start out the card. Posted up with good late speed, Dutch Betty Jean gets the nod here. She won’t be in the early lead, that should be saved for her neighbor, JC’s Ice Cube in the 1 box, but late the early leader will be no match for the closers. Others to consider here include the always stalking closer Js Dollar Sign, and the flat out late flying threat, and first round winner, Pat C Bbq. (2-6-5-1)
Race 10 – No doubt about who is winning this race. I know there are several choices, but Pat C Zoe is undefeated for a reason. Here she starts from the 8 box and that is just a double bonus for her. Watch her break and dominate this field throughout. She could be flaked early by two second round winners. Kennelmate, Pat C Live Wire is a game threat with a good break that should contend, along with Atx Breakandbad. Only problem for him is the 5 box is not the 1 box that he has had it back to back races. Kmj Hard Rock could also get some love in red with an even effort in the money. (8-4-5-1)
Race 11 – The best early speeder in the stakes, Pat C News, looks for back to back wins in this effort. Just a length shy of being undefeated, he finished 2nd in round 1, he has no once to challenge him for the lead here. Can he steal enough to hold on and repeat? That is the question of the evening. Trying to run down talented front runner will be equally impressive kennelmate Pat C Dragnet, along with the strong gaining first round winner Arkaskamoonshine, and the tough if close early factor Braska Hazel. (5-3-2-8)
Race 12 – Once again, tough race, no standouts, so we go with Pat C Sly Murray. Well overdue for a break and a win, Sly Murry has people to follow out to the turn and overtake at the finish line. Post aides him in this effort. V Twin might have been running 660 but is looking sharp so far in the stakes. Another rail post, another strong trip, and he too could have a pair of wins in 3 trips. Wp’s Springriver, also a first- round winner, has the speed to break and hold tough throughout. If she’s in the mood, she too could upset. Let’s not overlook Pat C Zitty either. Winning might be a stretch, but with 6 straight in the money in grade A, you know just what you are going to get under on your tickets. (3-1-4-7)
The semi-finals of the 2019 bestbet Puppy Stakes will take place on Saturday evening May 25th at bestbet Jacksonville. The field will be trimmed down even more as we get ready to see just who will make the finals on Saturday night June 1st. Don’t miss out!