Jan 24, 2020
And it all comes down to this! Just two races of greyhounds remain in the 2020 Orange Park Derby and by the end of the card on Saturday evening, we will know just who made it into the finals. Sixteen greyhounds have the chance, but just who seizes the day, and the points, are yet to be seen. Let’s take a closer look at those races and see if we can get you cashing some tickets this weekend at bestbet Jacksonville.
Saturday Evening January 25th, 2020 – Semi Finals of 2020 Orange Park Derby
Race 7 – Really tough race here as we have 5 round winners and every greyhound in the field has at least finished in the quiniela in one or more of their starts. This one comes down to the break as far as I’m concerned. RTSS Gonwitdawin might have had a rough trip last time out, but back breaking, and with no speed around, she should be unabated to the lead and holding on late for the win. Pressuring here the entire way should be the other early footers. Fakeit To Makeit has not missed the quiniela in 5 straight and the trend continues here. A Long way to the rail from the outside, but with a good break it should be easy to get there. She will factor from the gun and push the leader to the wire. WP’s Twistedlady gets a great inside post and has even early to be in the conversation. She too should chase the pace from the start and be a factor for the duration of this one. And don’t sleep on Super C Addison. This greyhound is figuring out the distance well and can come from off the pace to get home a winner. If she breaks close, she could upset them all at the finish line. (4-7-6-2)
Race 11 – This race is the weaker of the two and the stand-out pick is RPG Get You Back. Clearly the best greyhound in this field and the only undefeated one left in the stakes. With 4 rounds in a row, she is the one to beat, especially from a great 8 box in this race. Out and gone early on! She will dominate on the front end once again. Pressing the early pace should be UC Ricky Snickle. Ricky has not finished out of the money in 6 straight and that will continue in this effort. He has enough early push to challenge and should be around the pace for the early stages of this one. A clear next best, the real race should be for third. That could be very interesting as recent winner, and former 660 standout, GS Octavia is rounding back into form. She might break slow but has a good early rush and can come on a bit at the end of her efforts. She has a great post position to start from in this race and could be unset minded once again if she can get into the conversation early on. Pat C Woozy can really fly in the open and might just have the best closing speed in this bunch. Hard to ignore a win by 10 plus lengths, so we won’t. She likes it out here and will be coming on strong in the second half of this effort. If she wants a chance to win, she must not give the leaders too much of a cushion in the early stages of this race. (8-5-2-7)
After tonight the field will be set. The post positions for the Orange Park Derby will take place on Wednesday Matinee January 29th. The finals will take place on Saturday evening February 1st at bestbet Jacksonville in conjunction with our Dash for Cash promotion and our fan favorite 2nd chance drawings.