Greyhound Racing Preview – 22nd – 24th January
Hope you were all on last week at the free Friday PGT selection duly obliged and rewarded those that took the 7/2 on offer with Bet365. Pinpoint Lad didn’t quite break as expected from his inside draw but he put his pace to good use and turned off the second bend in a handy position, his finishing kick saw him get up close to home and claim the prize.
Tonight we have a decent card from Romford plus a very competitive card from Sunderland to try and work out, the bookmakers have priced up the action so lets crack on and find the winners.
The PGT Friday selection is Parkers Poison who lines up from T2 in the Romford Friday Night 500 maiden stayers final at 9.24 over the six bend 575 meter trip. The Mark Wallis trained Towcester raider was a huge eye catcher last week when she found plenty of early trouble yet stayed on well to grab a qualifying spot for this final. If Parkers Poison can break a little better tonight and turn in a handy pitch she can use her middle pace to get into contention and hit the front off the final bend. Ferndale Roxy (T3) looks the main danger, the Sittingbourne raider won well in the heats last week and she could be the one to catch late on.
PGT FREE FRIDAY SELECTION – PARKERS POISON – T2 – 9.24 Romford
A little later on look out for Dawsons Waft (T1) in the 10.11 open race over the standard four bend trip of 400 meters at the London road circuit Romford. The Maxine Locke trained son of Head Bound flew round in a trial earlier this week and clocked 24.05, a repeat of anything like that would be good enough to take this race.
The marathon at the end of the card (10.40) can go to Gleneagle Tina who lines up from T4. Even over this stamina zapping trip of 750 meters the break and run into the first corner wil be vital, if Gleneagle Tina traps well and turns in the front three she will be a danger to all as she stays out this trip very well.
Saturday – Crayford and Newcastle live on Racing Post Greyhound TV
The feature races from Crayford are the Ladbrokes Golden Jacket trials that take place at 8.18 and 9.24. The first trial stakes race can go to Midway Jack who runs from T2, the Henlow raider has a chance of leading round and if he manages to do so he will take all the beating. The 9.24 can go to Left Over Lolly (T6), as the solo seeded greyhound in the race he should get a clear run out wide and if the railers bunch up early on he can skip round and kick for home down the back straight.
Sunday – Henlow live on Racing Post Greyhound TV
The final RPGTV show of the week from Henlow on Sunday evening, join the Racing Post team on Sky channel 212 and Freesat 401 from 6.15pm for all the latest news, market movers and non runner information.
The Eric Cantillon trained Allen Orchestra is an interesting runner in the maiden open race at 8.15 over the four bend 460 meter trip. Since moving over from Ireland Allen Orchestra has bolted up in A7 and A5 grade, on paper this may seem to be a step up in class but if he breaks in best fashion and gets on the bunny he will prove hard to beat.
Coolavanny Gooch a 460 meter specialist and former Carlsberg Xmas cracker final winner takes a surprising step up in trip on Sunday evening when he lines up from T2 in the 550 meter maiden at 8.45. How the bookmakers price this one up will be very interesting, Gooch is sure to prove very popular with punters. Keep an eye on Betfair and Bet365 around Sunday lunchtime when they normal price up the Henlow action.
Thanks for checking out the latest PGT preview, hope you are all aboard the service this month as we are currently over 40 points in profit, what a start to 2016!
Michael @ Premier Greyhound Tips