Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Gulf's Greyhound of the Week - Spry Derosa

Spry Derosa
Returning to the Greyhound of the Week spotlight after earning the honors just two months ago is Spry Derosa from K-Rod Kennel. The 59-pound red female bred from Dodgem by Design and Dancer Drive has shown historically throughout her impressive career of stringing multiple victories together. In December of 2011 and February of 2012, there were two separate three win a row streaks and another four race winning streak during the month of March. With her latest two front running efforts, Spry Derosa appears to be on another roll.

Let us look at the performance on the afternoon of Sunday April 29. Heading into the race, Spry Derosa was experiencing difficult times going winless in three consecutive starts including falling down in her previous outing. Despite all of this, the fans made Spry Derosa the 4/5 race favorite starting from the #7 post position. Here comes Marquey and out popped Spry Derosa with the candy-striped #7 blanket to seize the lead. As some would say, `the rest is history`, and it was with Spry Derosa running away from the grade AA competition to win by 10 lengths in the second fastest time of her career at 29.74 seconds.
How does a superstar respond after such a fantastic performance? In front of one of the largest crowds that Gulf Greyhound Park has seen in quite a while on Saturday afternoon May 5, Spry Derosa was ready to show her skills once again, this time starting from the #3 post position. The rail running speedster won the race to the first turn over the D.Q. Williams tag team duo of Mr. Eddie and another one of the hottest greyhounds on the Texas Gulf Coast, Golddust Hades. While on the lead, Spry Derosa felt the constant pressure from Golddust Hades throughout the contest but held stubbornly on to her 1-½ advantage winning her second race in a row as the slight 7/5 race favorite.

This latest two race winning streak increases Spry Derosa’s record to 23/10-5-1-4, landing her in a second place tie with Kells Wild Bill of Libby Racing Kennel on the 2012 wins list chasing Johnny Guitar of Big Water Kennel. Her career statistics totaling 64/23-10-9-9 makes Spry Derosa one of the best athletes to ever grace the racing surface of the La Marque, Texas oval. Congratulations to owner Charter Kennel, Inc., trainer Cindy Unrein and this week’s star of the show Spry Derosa for this week’s honors.

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