Another great weekend of racing is ahead of us here at bestbet Orange Park, and as the Orange Park Derby draws nearer, we get an influx of top grade 660 greyhounds to bet on.
Over the course of Friday and Saturday, we will have 4 top level 660 races with plenty of opportunities for you to cash some tickets. Along with some great sprint races, including the return of the 2014 queen Lee Opera, we will try out best to get you in the cash at the finish line.
Check out the feature races below:
Race 7 – Doubling up in the 7th, Ww’s McDouble should have enough late to take down the early speeders before the wire. Breaking from a strong post, look for him to get it done at the wire. Leading the way and making him work should be the cagey ankle burning veteran Gs Sweetie, along with the ideally posted strong upstart Centeno. Don’t overlook solid grade A L’s Tato Skins either. If she gets around close, she too could throw her hat into the rink for the big W in this effort. (7-6-1-4)
Race 11 – Over to 660 for this one and experience gets the job done in this effort. Coming off a rest, Ty Kay Event, is ready to rock and roll again over the added distance. Winning her come back race last time out, she is poised for back to back jacks. New comers Kb’s Rocket Dog and Ww’s Melba Moore should provide the main challenge, but solid grade A Gs Flipper always seems to be around the money and could be in the mix as well at the wire. (3-7-5-8)
Race 15 – More 660 fun here as we jump right on the bandwagon of Cp’s Betitall. This greyhound has won back to back to back races and has looked strong in each and every start. From off the pace she can get it done, so look for another late driving effort, and another win, in this effort. Others to consider include the always trying Waubun Blizzard, really she has looked great over the route so far, and a pair of sprinters, Dutch Gabby and Gs Grimm, trying their luck over the added distance right before the stakes. (5-7-2-3)
Race 11 – This one will be a hard fought battle and it could be anyone’s game depending on just who steps up at the right time and wants to win. The favorite for sure should be Jaw’s Gallery. This greyhound can get it done from the lead and from off the pace and that is what separates him from the rest here. No lack of talent in the challengers though. Gs Maleki is a solid grade A who won last time out in red. Wwk Spain Black is a monster on the lead and could wire this field if she gets loose, and Gm’s Greg might be new to grade A, but he is hot off a win and doesn’t know that he isn’t suppose to repeat. (5-1-6-2)
Race 15 – How about a 660 grade A in the matinee. What a way to close out the early card on Saturday and it’s time for the best router in this race to please stand up! Gs Daisy May finished 2nd last year in the finals of the Orange Park Derby, and is clearly the best router in this field. She loves this inside post, and with the 1 sitting and the 3 firing out, she should have room and should be a factor from the start. In the stretch the leaders are no match for her as she gets back on track right before the rounds. Snj Dos Equis was a bit short in his first try over 660, but he did break well and should be the leader again. Trying hard, next best should be his finish here. Others to watch out for include Blutoo Hood, who has won 3 of his last 6 races at 660, and Hell’s Belle, who is better at 660 than her 2 efforts show. Watch for her late! (2-3-7-5)
Race 7 – Tough to argue against what Flying Facepaint has done since arriving at Orange Park, so I won’t! Six starts, 4 win, and 6 in the money finishes, is pretty stout, and with an clear run to the lead from this outside post, expect yet another victory. Trying to ruin his night will be the wily stakes racing veteran Ww’s Cous from a tough middle post, the well posted always trying competitor Wild Be Gone, and the finding my way back to A babe racer, My Baby Belle. (8-5-1-2)
Race 11 – The queen of the racetrack this spring is back and she looks rip roaring and ready to go on a tear. Lee Opera posted up a strong win last time out and gets an advantageous posted here with the 8 box. She should get plenty of room to rush early, and even if she doesn’t get her nose in front at the start, she will find a way to get it there before the wire. Pushing the pace and trying to wire the field will be the talented Game Of Bones, but here, he is just short of his goal for the 6th time in 7 starts. Solid A newcomer Ww’s Showman has 2 grade A wins in 3 races and will be a threat, along with the rising star also from the Raines Kennel, Kiowa Yell City. (8-6-5-3)
Race 15 – Back to 660 once again for the nightcap and what a race it is going to be. Loads of greyhounds trying to prove themselves before the rounds, but once might have found a new home at this distance last time out. Tmc’s Sweety Pie is a closing machine that gave a huge determined effort in her last start to win at the wire. Posted up in the same box, look for more of the same. Veteran, and runner up to Sweety Pie last time out, Gs Lemaster loves the inside and will be in the hunt at the finish. Who is this duo going to run down, well Ww’s Twohatchet. This greyhound has held the lead in 3 straight attempts, but has drifted back late and surrendered in the final few strides in each effort. Look for another repeat performance, and don’t sleep on Kiowa Coe Liz either. She won 3 straight races, and has enough left late to challenge for the victory too. (6-2-5-7)
Race 11 – Early vs. late speed for the win will be the mantra for this effort. Quick starting Ww’s Sioux has won 3 of her last 6 races on the lead and will need to steal a bunch early to hold on late again today. Pushing that pace will be Boc’s Stratogale, who recently won 3 top grade races in a row, but both might not have enough late to get the job done. Strong closers Dance With Fate and Moon Mtn Firstup might have something to say about it as they approach the finish line. This one could come down to a photo finish to separate the winners at the wire. (3-2-7-8)
Race 15 – Back from a go again at 660, Mack The Knife is back at home over 550 and should jump right back into his winning ways. Forget the post here, even though he gets really more room with the empty box, he will be too close too early to be denied late in this effort. Pushing the pace and making Mack work at least a little bit will be Kiowa Collin. This greyhound can get after it early on. With 4 wins in his last 7 races in grade, including a stretch of 7 races in a row in the money, Collin will do everything in his power to take home again win. With a great post and some help behind him, he could be upset minded in this effort. Others to worry about including the resurging Crazyzapper and the always trying threat Lee Odyssey. (5-7-3-6)