Top Greyhound Tips For 3rd, 4th & 5th July
Greyhound punters have plenty to get stuck into over the next few days with Romford and Sunderland live on Racing Post Greyhound TV this evening, on Saturday all eyes will be on Crayford and the excellent competitions from Sunderland the William Hill Grand Prix and Classic while on Sunday we have Henlow live from 6.15pm on RPGTV.
Tonight we have a decent open race card at Romford plus a very tricky graded card at Sunderland to try and work out.
The feature race this evening is the Romford Friday Night 500 Bithces Final over the standard 400 meter trip at 9.06. In a race full of railers there could be trouble approaching the first bend and it’s likely whichever greyhound manages to lead round will take first place and the £500 prize money. Mikes Machine (T6) is a class act over this course and distance but now drawn out in T6 she will have to break in best fashion to clear the pace inside.
Ribble Atom is one to look out for on Friday evening in the final race on the card the Coral – Home Of The Price Bomb Maiden Marathon over the 750 meter trip. Ribble Atom (T1) from the Mark Wallis kennel caught the eye in defeat at Hove recently and this course and distance should suit the lightly raced daughter of Godsend. The key to victory will be holding the rails around the first couple of bends and getting on the bunny, lead round and it’s race on.
PGT FREE FRIDAY TIP Friday – Ribble Atom (T1) – 10.40 Romford
Over at Sunderland greyhound punters have a very tricky graded card to try and work out – with the recent hot weather and heavy showers forecast it will be interesting to see how the ground runs in preparation for the big meeting on Saturday evening.
Saturday – Crayford and Sunderland live on Racing Post Greyhound TV
On Saturday the William Hill Grand Prix and Classic competitions get underway from Sunderland with all the heats live on RPGTV. Both competitions look wide open and with some of the best four and six bend performers in the country on show it should be a cracker.
One to look out for on Saturday evening is Teejays Panther (T4) from the Paul Young Romford based kennel in the 7.54 (heat three of the Grand Prix). The son of Blonde Snapper has won his last two over Romfords six bend 575 meter trip recently and went well in a four bend trial at Sunderland – Panther is now upped to 640 meters at Sunderland. Panther looks the likely leader but his stamina will have to be taken on trust at this point but his 575 meter form suggests that 640 meters should not be a problem on the bunny.
The 8.26 is arguably the race of the night, Ibiza Rocks (T2), Pinpoint Maxi (T3) and Laughing Gravy (T6) are all capable of quick breaks and whichever manages to get on the bunny will take the world of beating, its a race to watch rather than punt for me personally.
Outright betting is available for the Grand Prix and William Hill Classic with most major bookmakers. It’s currently 8/1 the field for the Grand Prix and 6/1 the field for the Classic highlighting how wide open they are. Each Way terms are currently first four places and 1/4 the odds, that is surely the way to go if you are having a bet at this stage.
Sunday – Henlow live on Racing Post Greyhound TV
As ever on a Sunday evening we have Henlow live on RPGTV, with seven graded races and five open races on the card we have a bit of something for everyone. One that appeals at this very early stage is Moors Matilda from T1 in the 9.15 over the 550 meter trip. The daughter of Coolavanny Bert won well over c&d back on the 21st June and has since won an A2 race over the 460 meter four bend trip, blessed with decent all round pace the railer can lead off the second bend and put this race to bed down the back straight. The key to victory will be holding Urban Road (T2) into the first bend – do that and it’s race on. Slick Savi (T6) has been flying around Romford of late and is one to keep an eye on in the market.