Returning to the Greyhound of the Week spotlight is one of the top greyhounds on the Texas Gulf Coast, Primed to Win from D.Q. Williams Kennel. Trained by Craig Edwards and owned by Sharon Williams, the 73-pound black son of Get Over – Yes I’m Sweet has overcome some difficult times in the month of April and early May to take his place on top of the Gulf Greyhound Park wins list with a record of 21/12-4-2-2 tied with SOS Awesome from Currid Racing.
Primed to Win has enjoyed a very successful 2013 campaign so far including a six race unbeaten streak from February 24 until March 27. The joyride came to an abrupt halt as the first start in the month of April proved to be troublesome getting `dinged up` in a sixth place finish forcing Primed to Win away from the racing scene until the middle of May.
In preparation for his return to top grade competition, Primed to Win fared well in two official schooling efforts with a win and a third place finish. Getting `his paws wet` in his first start back on May 18, Primed to Win ran a respectable race finishing in third place two lengths behind the winner. The next two starts can be summarized with one word, wow! On May 23, Primed to Win drew his favorite outside #8 post position and responded in eye opening fashion running the fastest time of his career at 29.69 seconds on the way to a 4½ length victory. Following that achievement, Primed to Win simply toyed with a grade AA field on May 27 destroying his rivals by 12 lengths in a time of 29.82 seconds.
Following a third place finish on June 2 that ended the two race winning streak, Primed to Win looked to make amends on Thursday evening June 13 once again drawing the black/yellow colors of the favorable #8 post position against recent top grade winners Gable Raven of Bone Man Racing Kennel and BWG Eric Hoof of Big Water Kennel. As the 550-yard starting box opened, a three way battle for the lead ensued as Bob’s Devell of LaRosa Racing Kennel, Colton Rain of Lingle Kennel and Primed to Win just to their outside headed into the first turn. With a little of the `scraping paint` between Colton Rain and Primed to Win, the duel continued down the backstretch as Primed to Win circled around Colton Rain in the stretch turn to achieve a one length lead. Full of momentum, Primed to Win drew away to a final winning margin of three lengths stopping the timer at 30.21 seconds as the even money favorite.