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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Two greyhounds have posted back-to-back victories in rounds four and five of the $140,000 Wheeling Island National.
The field was cut to 32 greyhounds for the fourth, fifth and sixth rounds with points accumulated in the first three qualifiers dropped. The sixth round will be Wednesday afternoon, May 25.
The consolation and championship final are planned for the Monday, May 30, matinee card (Memorial Day).
Atascocita Sig and WW’s Glow N Show registered their second consecutive victories during Saturday afternoon’s fifth round. Each has accumulated 32 points and appear to be locks to make the final.
Following are brief capsules of Saturday’s fifth round:
Favorite Atascocita Sig drove to the early lead and never looked back in romping to an 11 ½-length victory in 29.44. Mystico was second while PJ’s Hold My Own closed for third.
WW’s Glow N Show, a 15-1 long shot winner in round four, went to post at 5-1 odds in round five and scored another early speed victory – winning by 4 ½ lengths in 29.89. GLS Lover Boy got up for second while Coach Vogs settled for third.
Favorite PJ Porsche rushed up to the early lead before extending the margin to 12 lengths in 29.89. SG Outlaw Women and Lightsonbroadway rounded out the trifecta ticket.
Red Octane, a 6-1 choice, stormed home from fourth in the stretch to win by a head in 30.06. Already Platinum closed for second while pacesetter PJ Pipe It Down faded to third.
Points scored following the fifth round follow:
Atascocita Sig, 32 points
WW’s Show N Glow, 32 points
JD Tight Fit, 20 points
PJ Porsche, 20 points
Red Octane, 18 points
JD Independence, 17 points
PJ Hold My Own, 14 points
SG Outlaw Women, 14 points
Coach Vogs, 12 points
Mystico, 11 points
Jones Appetit, 10 points
Lady Sasquatch, 10 points
Already Platinum, 10 points
GLS Lover Boy, 10 points
Superior Lucious, 9 points
Flying Wolf Pack, 8 points
AMF Animus, 8 points
SE’s Solid Cash, 8 points
Flyin Bold Ruler, 7 points
Stars Will Shine, 6 points
AMF Vendetta, 6 points
Lightsonbroadway, 6 points
PJ Pipe It Down, 6 points
RS’soutofcontrol, 5 points
WW’s Sin City, 4 points
PJ Dont Flinch, 4 points
Superior Echo, 4 points
AMF Crestfallen, 3 points
WW Bait N Switch, 3 points
Miss Dilly, 2 points
Blameitonthefame, 1 point
PG Over Site, 0 points
 

I was introduced to greyhound racing by a friend in the late 1970s at Wheeling Downs and fell in love with the sport and the athletes immediately. Throughout the years, I have developed a deep passion for racing. In the mid 1990s, I started writing a weekly greyhound column and shortly thereafter became a writer for The Greyhound Review.

I have enjoyed watching and writing about these wonderful competitors, including All-Americans DD's Nelson, Kiowa Sweet Trey, Gene's Champion, WW Apple Jax, Greys Royalcrown, Nimby TP Jan, Hi Noon Hero, Gable Sour Cream, KB's Ruckus and Cry Case.