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Monday, June 12, 2017

Another stakes race is on tap and this time we get the best GIRLS at the racetrack against the best BOYS in the 2017 edition of the Battle of the Sexes race. In rounds 1-3 the girls will race against the girls and the boys will race against the boys. No cut downs as the points are totaled up. In round 4, the semi-finals, we will have 2 races. One for the top 8 girls and one for the top 8 boys. The greyhounds that finish in the top 4 in each race will head on to the finals of the Battle of the Sexes. This final round race will take place on Saturday evening July 1st, as we get to see just who will reign supreme. The BOYS or the GIRLS at the finish line.

Round 1 will take place tonight, Monday June 12th. The second round will run on Friday June 16th, with round 3 running on Monday June 19th. The Boys and Girls semi-finals will run on Saturday evening June 24th at bestbet Jacksonville.

Let’s take a closer look at round 1 and see if we can start the week out right by picking some winners.

Round 1 of Battle of the Sexes – Monday evening June 12th

Race 7 – First BOYS race – Loads of talent here. Some early, some late, some rushing, some threatening, so who do we take? I take the posted up early speeders. Flyin Kryptonite has been breaking and running tough as of late with 3 wins in his last 6 starts in grade A. The rail post will aide in the effort. He will not be alone though as back to back stakes finalists, LN Michaels, will be looking to rebound in this effort. He has won 4 straight on route to the finals of the puppy stakes and he is a monster if he can get his nose in the lead in any race. A big break will be needed if he wants to contend again. Late the leaders better be wary of the closers. Mr Tony is rested and ready to go, and remember he won his last race from the 8 box by almost 8 lengths. Gs Humongous is no slouch either. With 6 straight in the super, and a good near midtrack post, look for him to throw his hat into the mix at the wire. (1-7-8-3)

Race 10 – First GIRLS race – I’m pretty sure who will make the early lead in this race, but I don’t know if she can last all the way to the wire for the win. We all know who the favorite will be, Hey Hey Daddy, and that is who I think will come out on top in this effort. Posted well, rested up, and off back to back wins, Daddy is as fast as she wants to be and could pound this field if she gets clear early on. I don’t think she will be in the lead early though, that spot is saved for the best breaking greyhound at the racetrack, Cj’s Sadie, but late Sadie will be no match for the power that Daddy brings. Surrendering late, place will have to do in this effort. Trying to hang in the mix will be the always threatening presence of Ww Lemon Mint, 5 straight trips in the trifecta, including some puppy stakes rounds, and you can’t forget the Ironhound Champion Boc’s Queen Lady. She hasn’t been sharp in a few efforts, but if she gets it all figured out, she could upset everyone in this race. (2-7-3-4)

Race 11 – Second GIRLS race – Another tough test for the patrons to wager on. Loads of early speed and several greyhounds that has had recent success at bestbet Jacksonville. Class still rules the day in stakes events, so we go with the greyhound that has been running tough against the best greyhounds at the racetrack. Pat C Cozy might have missed in the puppy stakes final, but she rebounded last time out from the same 5 box she has in this effort. Prior to the finals start, she has been in the money in 12 straight races. Look for her to be close early, and find a way to win tonight. Pushing for early control of this race will be Lorine Of Ruckus. WA runner of 3 of her last 6 starts in grade A, she has the skills to get it done again in this race, that is if it all goes her way early on. She is not the same greyhound without the lead, but she can close on occasion to challenge from off the pace. A big break is needed to contend here. Others to consider include the solid grade A, in the 1 box, Perfect Pitch, who has just missed in a win in 3 straight races, and the well posted, big time early speed threat, Ww’s Lost Girl. She will have a hard time holding on for the upset, but she might just be the one to catch in this effort if she decides to break. (5-7-1-8)

Race 15 – Second BOYS race – Easily the hardest race in the first round as we have all kinds of greyhounds here that can take down the win if the mood is right. With 4 stakes competitors, 3 stakes finalists, two greyhounds showing 4 race or more win streaks, and 3 others with 2 or more wins showing, this is going to be a tight one at the wire. Outside is the place you want to look in this effort. Watch Me might not have been in the puppy stakes, but with 4 wins in a row in dynamic fashion, this greyhound is the one to beat. He has a great rush to the turn and is on top of his game right now. He will need all the tools to win, and he will be pressed throughout in this effort. Ww Next Bigthing, the recent puppy stakes winner, faltered in his last effort and saw his 6-race win streak fall by the way side. No worries, he looks to start off a new one in this effort. He likes it outside and could easily pull off the win from the front or from off the pace in this effort. Let’s see if he can rebound. Pat C Hash Tag was the greyhound that finished 3rd in the puppy stakes and gets another run at the big dogs in this effort. The 5 box is just fine with him, he won last time out from here, and could surprise if he can get out and get to the rail early on tonight. Let’s not forget Dutch Double either. Sure 5th was his finish in the puppy stakes, but he was just 3 lengths off the win and a half a length off second at the wire. He is the best closer in the bunch and get his coveted 8 box in this effort. Last time out from here, he posted up a win by 5 lengths in the fastest time in puppy stakes qualifying, 30.43 seconds. If the planets are aligned, he could dominate everyone tonight. (7-6-5-8)

Round 2 of the Battle of the Sexes runs on Friday evening June 16th. All the greyhounds remain the same, so don’t miss the chance to come on out and cheer on your favorites, and get a chance at the mad, mad, money machine as well, here at bestbet Jacksonville. I will see you at the races