Matinee Preview At Palm Beach
*Pat C Short Cut*
After taking a short day off for Thanksgiving, we are back and ready to roll for Fabulous Friday racing action! What a card Palm Beach has for us this afternoon. Many of the top sprinters here go head to head in Race 14, along with the best hound in all of South FLA Ethel Is Here going for her 5th straight victory in race 15.
Get out the leftover turkey and stuffing and lets get ready to rumble for the Friday Matinee racing at “The Beach.”
Race 6 Grade A 545 Yards
One of four Grade A features this afternoon. #8 Cbj MarchMadness from owner Carmen Jorgensen is sitting in a perfect spot on the outside. Just got edged out by one of the best closers here in Atascocita Gass last time out, which won't happen today. Watch out for a potential star in #1 MM’s Midnite Sun from the Koppe, Staats & Collins Team who is already and 40% winner in her young career.
March Madness loves to run in November and gets it done this afternoon.
Race 14 Grade A 545 Yards
Without question, this is the race of the season.
Palm Beach has spoiled the fans this afternoon by taking every major sprint superstar at the club and putting them in the same race. Many people feel this could be a preview of the He’s My Man Classic Final coming up in January and they are absolutely right. Lets take a closer look at this:
#1 Atascocita Gass –Huge closer, most likely hits the ticket but prefers mid-track.
#2 Pat C Short Cut- “Shorty” has been on fire, scoring victories in 4 straight. Should be able to put his skills on display for the world to witness this afternoon.
#3 Barts Dublin – “The Luck of the Irish” is still the season wins leader with 13, but has looked sluggish since November started. Tough to take him for the win here.
#4 JS Cue Dee Pie – Is a 60% board hitter this season, but against this all-star field, very hard to believe she is close to the front of the pack.
#5 Sg’s Ernie Banks- One of Palm Beach’s Floridian participants gets a sneak preview this afternoon at what Grade A looks like around here.
#6 Superior Philly- Wily veteran can show flashes of early speed and will need it today to even sniff the ticket.
#7 Bf Par Snipe- Possesses the best rush of any in this field. With so many closers in this one, Snipe will need a gigantic lead early to win this one. Can tie Dublin for the wins lead if she can take this one.
#8 Classy Saydel- One of the hottest hounds around. Has hit the Quiniela in 8 straight starts and should love bursting from the 8 box this afternoon. Most likely will be the favorite.
As you can see, many different ways to look at this race. Pat C Short Cut in my opinion is the best dog in this field and is setup nicely on the rail. A win here for Shorty could propel him into more National Championship consideration.
Race 15 Grade TA 660 Yards
She has just been lights out the last few months.
#1 Ethel Is Here from the Janie Carroll Kennel is heads above any other middle distance racer at Palm Beach currently. The track record holder just got her 30th career win here last time out and gets the prime 1 box to fire out of. What’s interesting is that the last time Ethel lost on Halloween, she was in this exact same pole position setup. I don’t expect any type of upset happening today though.