Monday, June 11, 2012

Gulf's Greyhound of the Week - MW’s Morrigan

MW’s Morrigan
D.Q. Williams Kennel and trainer Craig Edwards brought `the heat` from Naples-Fort Myers, Florida in the form of MW’s Morrigan to earn the Greyhound of the Week honors. After winning the sprint championship at Naples-Fort Myers, the 68-pound brindle female bred from Coldwater Torres and MW’s Star Towind has taken the Texas Gulf Coast by storm.

MW’s Morrigan made an immediate splash on the same day as the Preakness Stakes, May 19 with a come from behind victory in her grade A debut. On her next scheduled start on May 24, the potential match-up of MW’s Morrigan and the Gulf’s 2012 win leader, Johnny Guitar of Big Water Kennel did not materialize on this night due to the scratch of Johnny Guitar.
Starting from the middle #5 post, MW’s Morrigan took quick command of the race claiming a one-length advantage around the first turn, which was easily extended to a final winning margin of four lengths in a time of 30.06 seconds.

On Memorial Day, Monday May 28, MW’s Morrigan experienced her only setback at Gulf Greyhound Park as her bid for three in a row was eliminated with a slight bump in the first turn but still performed gamely to finish third. MW’s Morrigan quickly made amends on her next opportunity with the next start on Saturday evening June 2. Jumping quickly from an unfavorable #6 post position, MW’s Morrigan slashed down to her preferred rail running position just in front of kennelmate Nelly Nell. Once in the clear, MW’s Morrigan ran away from the competition by seven lengths in a speedy time of 30.04 seconds.

This past Thursday evening June 7, the fans were convinced that MW’s Morrigan was `the real deal` making her the 9/5 betting favorite against a very difficult top grade AA field. Once more, MW’s Morrigan flashed her skills winning the race to the first turn and taking command of the race. With a two-length advantage heading into the backstretch, MW’s Morrigan said sayonara to her rivals on the way to a five-length victory and the fastest performance on the Gulf Greyhound Park racing oval so far with a 29.89 second effort.

MW’s Morrigan has quickly made a name for herself with a record of 5/4-0-1-0 and can easily be considered as one of the best sprinters in the state of Texas.

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