2017 BetAmerica Daytona550 Participant #7 – Kinda Cruel Red
Kinda Cruel Red
Bella Infrared – Cruel To Be Kind
Kennel: Jacobs Racing LLC
Owner: Edward Piziak, Jr.
Bella Infrared was conceivably racing's brightest star of the last decade and he's now making his mark as a competent and in demand stud dog of fast and determined greyhounds.
Kinda Cruel Red shares some resemblance to his sire, albeit in a slightly smaller, more compact version. He has a long way to go to accomplish as much as Infrared once did, but is attempting his best impression of his famous father.
Kinda Cruel Red is a member of a highly successful litter that has produced three other stakes performers from seven pups. Littermate, Wayne Cleary, showed considerable promise as a multiple AA winner at Wheeling before an early and untimely injury.
Bred by Monte Jacobs and owned by Edward Piziak, Jr., Kinda Cruel Red's career got off to a flying start a little more than a year ago at Palm Beach. He won his first grade A in just his eighth start and would have been the favorite to win 2015 Dick Andrews Futurity, but unfortunately an ailment would sideline him just before the semi-finals.
In the spring of this year, Red was shipped north to Wheeling to compete for bigger purses. The rise in competition did little to deter the speedster as he would win six in a row during the summer, never a small feat at Wheeling. Recently he's taken five of six, all of said triumphs coming in top grade.
Kinda Cruel Red's best attribute may be his intrepid will and tenacity. Whether on the lead or coming from off the pace, he can rarely be counted out. His big heart allows him versatility. No doubt he'll make his presence known on the night of the 550.