Mar 27, 2023
GF Straight One, out of Heather Lomax Kennel, captured the title of the 2023 $35,000 WVGOBA Juvenile Sprint Saturday evening at Tri-State.
During the qualifying rounds, GF Straight One had three straight wins and placed 5th, totaling 36 points to qualify.
Racing from the 1 box, GF Straight One broke fast for the early lead and never looked back to achieve his box-to-wire win in 30.32 seconds.
With GF Straight One breaking on top and no dog going to the rail, it left a lot of room for the slow breaking 2 CET Negan. While CET Negan got to the first turn 6th, he stayed on the rail, and after a bit of bumping of some of the other dogs, he found himself 2nd heading down the backstretch and finishing a closing 2nd.
The 7 CET Daryl, while last early on, stayed on the outside and out of trouble in the early going. He started making a long steady drive down the backstretch and kept picking off dogs one by one. CET Daryl finished a closing 3rd by 3 1/2 lengths.
Rounding out the order of finish were GLS Daisy Dot (JS Kennels), 4th; GF Steel Horse (Heather Lomax), 5th; JA’s Henry Ford (Abrahamson), 6th; JA’s Dupont (Abrahamson), 7th; and Coach Hatfield (Double G), 8th.
GF Straight One, out of Dodgem By Design and Imark Red, is owned by Thomas M or Paulin Salem and trained by Betty Lomax.