Well, if there was one thing I noticed in Saturday night's first round of the Future Stars, was that early speed was holding on.
Boc's Mumbojumbo was the only pup that rallied for a win during the Dubuque Greyhound Park's stakes event.
Superior Crown carried the fastest time of the night, with a 30.78. He wasn't threatened the entire race.
Hug N Dodgem, an 11-1 long shot, was the biggest win payoff.
Now, the question: Will early speed hold up again in the second round Friday night? That's one of the questions handicappers will need to consider for each of the six races.
The third round is Wednesday, Sept. 28, and features the top 24 in points. The top eight in points advance to the finals on Saturday night, Oct. 1.
Here were the winners: Hug N Dodgem, Superior Crown, O Ya Rose, Boc's Mumbojumbo, Mamas Special Ed and JW's Tia Marie.