That's easy. No one wants to drawn in with him. No one wants to see him at the starting box. No one wants to see him chasing them down, and definitely wants to see him in the lead!
The 2010 Orange Park Derby winner, and runner up in the 2010 James J Patton Silver Cup, is on a tear over the 660 yard course once again.
Currently he has won four races in a row and has got to the winners circle from the front end and from off the pace. He has been unstoppable as of late and has looked better than anyone else at the racetrack in the process.
OP 11/15/2010E-09 660 37.63 F 73 5 1 1 3 1 3 1 3 37.63 * 0.80 A On A Roll Rail
OP 11/12/2010E-15 660 37.56 F 73 7 2 2 2 1 ns 37.56 * 1.10 A Made Move In Time Rl
OP 11/8/2010E-09 660 38.11 F 73 3 3 3 2 1 1.5 38.11 * 1.20 A Dashed By Leader Rl
OP 11/5/2010E-15 660 37.70 F 72.5 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 3.5 37.70 * 1.00 A Pulled Away Rail
This duel threat is a factor over whatever distance he wants to run at, and once he has his mind set on winning, there is little for the rest of the field to do but loose.
So far on the year he has won 31 races in 61 starts and has been in the money an impressive 85% of the time. Twenty-nine of those wins have come in 51 starts over 660 yards, and that includes streaks of 4 or more in a row on 4 separate occasions.
Budby is the class of the racetrack this year and even though he has a couple of rough trips mixed in with all of his success, he shows off his true power, his heart in each and every race. No matter what obstacles that are put in front of him, he never gives up, and he never will.
With the 2011 Orange Park Derby just a few months away, Budby looks to have a strong chance at putting up back to back stakes titles over 660 yards. Clearly he is the choice right now and should remain so all the way up until post time.
Congratulations to Owner and Trainer Mike Crowe for a great year so far with the best greyhound at the racetrack, Eds Budby. Thanks for keeping him sharp and for letting all of us enjoy his talents around the racetrack.