Jacobs Fire is the first of two runners for the myracing greyhound syndicate on Thursday afternoon at Crayford. She’s proven to be a little in-between trips of late but we know that she is capable when things drop right for her. Let’s break down the task that is in front of her on Thursday.
Today’s preview comes from one of our syndicate managers, Matt Newman.
Today’s Syndicate Runner
Jacobs Fire – Lacked the early pace to get involved over 380 last week so she should appreciate the return to this trip given the smart sectionals that she has produced so far over 540. She has not been seeing out her races as well as we would like at this trip but she is not two until October so there is still a chance that she will strengthen up and on the bunny at Crayford is no bad place to be.
Roberta Irene – Solid return from seasonal rest when just run down close home. That should’ve blown away the cobwebs, but she is not a regular winner these days, scoring in just two of her last twenty-one starts. She may not find it so easy to get on the bunny here.
Boost And Boom – An E2 winner earlier in the year over the 714 trip, he absolutely bolted up in an S5 when last seen over 540. That was visually impressive but four lengths above anything else he has done over this trip in 2018 so no good thing to repeat it.
Dodgers Fury – Rather harshly treated for winning an intertrack, put into an S3 last time. Those she beat in that intertrack contest were only S5 hounds so this looks more her level this afternoon. Going to need some luck to pick her way through, however.
Rogue Raptor – Strong runner was just touched off in this grade in early August when clocking 34.35. That kind of effort is smart at this level, anything like a clear run through from the back is going to make her very dangerous.
Petes Boy – A bitter disappointment since arriving at the track, grading in A1 but slipping down the levels over both the 380 and 540 trips. Took his record here to 0/15 last time but this is the lowest he has been on the ladder so it wouldn’t be a shock to see better.
With only the 1 to beat to the bend, Jacobs Fire should be on the bunny early on here. She has not been able to keep that going over this trip so far and with a number of stayers in opposition, the worry is that she will find others too strong again. The 6 should be more than capable of winning in this grade but he doesn’t seem to enjoy the track so the 5 looks the biggest danger on her slick 34.35 last month.