Race 2 on the card is a Grade B race; it wouldn’t be the strongest of races and that’s why I’m siding with Trap 8 Vibranium. This experienced dog has been setting the pace in practically all of its starts, leading off the final bend in the last but was caught close to home on three occasions. This dog will set the pace again and let’s hope he can see out today’s race a little bit stronger and get back to winning ways.
The fourth race is the first of the Grade A contests. There are a couple of last time out winners in the line-up and I’m siding with one of those in Trap 5 BGR The Fighter. This dog has been showing plenty of fight recently with 21 races and eight victories. She’s won with plenty of authority last time out and certainly could double up again here.
Race 7 is the second of our Grade A races. Trap 8 Big Joe Stoefen has won his last two starts with Trap 2 Atascocita interesting on debut here but Trap 1 Classic Hotrod has just caught the eye. He won a grade B last time out and seemed to do so with relative ease winning by five lengths. The winning time was also a career-best effort for this dog so he seems to be running at the top of his game right now and could win again today.
Race 9 is a wide-open race, with none of the runners flying at this moment in time. Trap 5 RF Shiloh is a useful sort with over 50 starts so far to his career and 28 of those have been here. This Dec 17th dog is at the height of his career at this age and is running well at the moment.
He has been running in Grade A races previously but he has placed in his last two starts in this grade. His overall card reads 28 races, 5 wins with a further 14 times in the frame. He will be staying strong from mid-way and hopefully can catch them late on in the home stretch. He gets the NAP vote as well.
Race 10 could be a one dog race with Trap 4 Killer Tolstoy absolutely flying at the moment, managing to rattle off three consecutive victories. His average winning distance in those starts ha been six lengths and he’s been blitzing the field doing all the right moves through the course of the race. He also a 50% win strike rate with 30 races and 15 victories – an owner and trainers dream. He probably wouldn’t be much value in the betting ring but certainly, he’s the best in the line-up and can’t see him beaten.