Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Gulf Greyhounds Greyhound of the Week - MW’s Morrigan

MW’s Morrigan
With many of Gulf Greyhound Park’s top Texas-bred greyhounds competing in the $20,000 Texas Round Up Sprint Championship, this week’s honoree as the Greyhound of the Week, MW’s Morrigan of D.Q. Williams Kennel, continues to shine brightly as one of the top sprinters on the Texas Gulf Coast with back to back victories.

Since arriving in May of this year from Naples-Fort Myers, Florida as their Sprint Champion, the 69-pound brindle daughter of Coldwater Torres – MW’s Star Towind has been on `cloud nine` competing for trainer Craig Edwards and owner Mark Williams finding success one time after another compiling an outstanding record of 34/18-6-6-2.

In a mixed top grade TAA contest on Saturday evening October 20 containing seven grade AA competitors and one grade A challenger, MW’s Morrigan drew the difficult spot of the #6 post position against two of the Gulf’s top sprinters, Spry Derosa of K-Rod Kennel and Atascocita Enok of Libby Racing Kennels. When Spry Derosa broke quickly from the outside #8 post and TNJ Sage of Big Water Kennel followed right behind her from the middle #5 post, MW’s Morrigan found a clear path down to her preferred rail running position to begin her hot pursuit. With Spry Derosa leading the way down the Gulf Greyhound Park backstretch, MW’s Morrigan tracked the 22-race winner patiently waiting for the opportune moment to strike. Finally at the top of the stretch, MW’s Morrigan made her move and circled around Spry Derosa reaching the finish line one length in front stopping the timer at 29.98 seconds.

The following Saturday evening October 27 would be the next opportunity for MW’s Morrigan to strut her stuff in another mixed top grade TAA affair. Including herself, the field contained only three grade AA opponents and five grade A foes and MW’s Morrigan drew the no-brainer target as the 4/5 post time favorite. Sporting the lucky stripes of the #7 post position, MW’s Morrigan popped out of the 550-yard starting box and in typical fashion, slashed down to the rail with an immediate two-length advantage ahead of kennelmate and fellow grade AA competitor, Cecil Deville. Remaining comfortably in front for the rest of her journey, MW’s Morrigan cruised to the wire with a two-length victory ahead of a strong closing AK’s Scientia of Tri-State Kennel.

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