Nov 30, 2020
Lester Raines Kennel’s RS Perfectionist took charge on the far turn and never looked back in capturing the $65,000 West Virginia Greyhound Owners and Breeders Association Panhandle Sprint Stakes Saturday afternoon at Wheeling Island.
Breaking from a favorable eight hole, RS Perfectionist got around the first turn fourth before moving up on the backstretch and eventually catching the frontrunning CET Godiva (Steve Sarras Kennel) around the last turn.
The champion pulled away for a 4-length victory with CET Dirty Dan (Steve Sarras Kennel) taking runner up honors as the favorite CET Godiva rounded out the trifecta ticket.
Completing the final field were CET Pistol Pete (Steve Sarras Kennel), fourth; CG’s Penny Shoe (Abrahamson Kennel), fifth; RS’s Kingofkings (Lester Raines Kennel), sixth; Rico’s Dreamer (A Ray Kennel), seventh; and Go On Horse (Abrahamson Kennel), eighth.
RS Perfectionist is owned by Roger and Kelly Jo Salem and trained by Joel Roden.