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Feb 17, 2020

Another great stakes race is upon us here at bestbet Jacksonville. The 2020 edition of the bestbet Sprint Classic gets underway this Monday February 17th and will follow the normal pattern of past. Round 2 will run on Friday evening February 21st and round 3 will follow on Monday February 24th. The semi-finals will run on Leap Day this year, Saturday February 29th, with a special all distance card and cash giveaways, followed up by the finals on Saturday evening March 7th where we see the return of our fan favorite Money Machine promotion. Don’t miss out on the great racing, fun, and cash we have in store over the next serval weeks here at bestbet Jacksonville. Now let’s take a closer look at the 8 full races of greyhounds that will be competing in the first round of the stakes.

Round 1 of the bestbet Sprint Classic – Monday Evening February 17th, 2020

Race 2 – Back to 550 and back winning for super pup Super C Addison. No lead is safe as she finds her break and proves best late. Setting the pace and challenging all the way to the wire on the front end should be the well posted CTW Ax Paris, but don’t count out the always stalking threat LK’s Effingham and the I could surprise them all late runner Pat C Mythic. (5-1-7-6)

Race 4 – Speaking up super pups, Pat Collins has a bunch right now including Pat C Adieu. The only solid grade A winning threat with 4 wins in 6 races. Easy pickings! Penrose Boss is no slouch either and should challenge late. The derby champ moves to 550 for this one and gets her best 8 box, but can she hang at the shorter course. And early Mo’s Tom will be a factor, but late we all know what happens. (7-6-8-1)

Race 5 – Evenly matched up race here where all the action might just be taking place outside. Three solid grade A competitors all have a chance to win, but Easi Conroy get the slight nod. With 3 wins in 4 efforts, he is the choice. JW Sour Grapes might not win a lot but has been a pressing forced in 6 straight races. WW Independence will follow the leaders and factor in the outcome, but if you want a longshooter in this effort, eye the one dogs. Super C Trivia has the post and potential and will be coming on late. (6-5-1-7)

Race 7 – Rounding back into form, Pat C Dragnet is poised to make some noise in round 1. Posted well inside and hot off of recent back to back wins he will be tough to beat when he gets the lead. Threatening the leader should be the solid grade A closers, Lee Danger and SE’s Dig, but both would rather be inside, instead of stuck outside at the break. That both from the outside. Surfin Sonny could be an early threat as well, but late he is not match for the closers as they approach wire. (3-6-7-2)

Race 9 – There are always someone with a faster time, someone that looks more impressive, but winning is the name of the game and Pat C News has that in the bank! The win leader last year, and champ of several stakes’ events, he just knows how to get it done. A tremendous break and holding on late has done his well in the past. Expect more of the same. All out FIERCE competitor WW Blazin Crest is as fast as she wants to be and could GO BY late if she wanted to. LK’s County gal gets a look as well with good stalking speed and an ideal post position, and don’t sleep on rising star Dutch Hoagie either. This closer has jumped up the ranks recently and is at the top of his game right now. (3-7-1-4)

Race 10 – Pat C Big Daddy shine brightest in this otherwise evenly matched up field. Winning 3 of his last 5 races in grade A, he clearly is the one to beat here, especially from a good inside post position. Trying to take him down will be the likes of the late driving threat Common Grounds, along with the on again, off again runners WW Whirlpool and Oshkosh Hoggy. (3-6-1-7)

Race 11 – Another super pup for Pat Collins and this one is lightening fast! From a perfect post, this could get really ugly my friends. Last time out in the 8 box, a 30.20! Enough said! Solid grade A threats Phantom Petunia and Morgan Fairchild should challenge from the inside. Both have not run over 31 seconds in 6 straight races and have finished in the money in 10 of the last 12 races combined. LK’s Livin Lucky might be down a grade here but seems to be getting back into the mix and could surprise in the money tonight. (8-1-2-4)

Race 12 – Rested and ready to roll, Lee Liam is back and looks like the rest of the field has been put on notice. This pup was on the way to the finals of the last stakes event, before being scratched and now appears to have picked right back up where he left off. He will not be alone here though as there is some serious speed around him. Signature Strut has 3 2ins in 6 races in A and a 30.27 last time out. Pat C Jacob is back from the 660 stake likes the rail, gets close here, and can also run in the 30.20’s. Let’s not forget the hot and cold running Ginger Bread Man either. His last effort is hard to ignore as he won by 10 from a similar post in 30.13 seconds. If they all come to run, this could be highly contested event. (6-5-3-7)

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