Key Greyhounds on the Mardi Gras Thursday Night Card
Tonight's 2nd race at Mardi Gras has a nice key greyhound, #1, Paws Syntax. This greyhound has the best adjusted time average on the Stat Attack, and a good grade average. The #1 box has been strong at grade D, and Paws Syntax likes this post position, scoring 2 wins and 5 seconds in 10 starts from the 1/2 area. Watch for a benefit on the rail when #2, #3 and #4 all tend to run wide.
I'm stretching a little in the 5th race. I like #8, Kiowa Cross Otto. This is a good post position for this greyhound. Kiowa Cross Otto has finished first or second in 70% of starts from the outside boxes. I'll be using this runner in all slots in the exotics.
The 6th race is on the longer 3/8ths-mile course. This time I'm backing #2, Bow Caroline. Here is a greyhound with a good time average and the best grade average in the field. In this setup, Bow Caroline has a break advantage over #3, and should not get interference from the #1 runner.
We may get some good odds on #4, Odd Ray, in the 7th. This greyhound has the fastest adjusted time average in the field, and also the best grade average. Odd Ray has done surprisingly well from the tough midtrack boxes, finishing in first or second in 50% of his starts from the 3/4/5 area. Here's another dog I'll use in all slots in the exotics.
Tonight's 8th race is a nice grade A contest. Take a look at #2, Kiowa Runoff. This greyhound has the best times and the best grade average and also sports a terrific post record. Kiowa Runoff has gone to bat 11 times from the 1/2/3 area, and has scored an impressive 6 wins! Watch for good late speed from Kiowa Runoff.
According to the Stat Attack, #1, Deerfiled Peter has a huge speed advantage over the field in the 10th race. His adjusted time average is .25 seconds better than the next best, giving Deerfiled Peter a 3.5-lengths advantage. Coupled with the strong post position advantage, Deerfiled Peter should be a high-probability play tonight.
In tonight's 12th race, I'm hoping that the crowd backs the #8 runner and leaves me free to wager on #1, Dollar Donor, at longer odds. This greyhound loves the inside box, winning 80% of starts from the #1 and #2 post positions. Dollar Donor also has a huge break advantage over #2.
That's the story on tonight's races at Mardi Gras. Premium Members are invited to grab their free Stats and have some fun handicapping these 13 races for tonight!