There is some cracking greyhound action tonight live on Sky Sports 2 from Hall Green with the Ladbrokes Blue Riband Final taking centre at 9.45pm. The Paul Young trained Young Sid is the 2/1 favourite for this event following his unbeaten run to the final having won two races over the 480m trip with the minimum of fuss. He was particularly impressive last time when finding trouble early in the race only to recover and win by half a length. Ten Large Down finished second on that occasion and does have the better of the draw tonight but shouldn’t really be able to reverse the form on what we have seen thus far. Chris Allsopp’s Bandicoot Fionn may well be the value in the race coming out of the six box being the only wide runner. He came through late to win his semi final beating Sharp Bullet by a short head and he’d be my selection for forecast purposes.
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There are some interests contests elsewhere on the card and in the 8.15pm I think the Kelly Findlay trained Local Dee Jay can bounce back to form following a disappointing effort here last time. He’s a lot better than he showed on that occasion and is well worth another chance at the generous looking price of 15/8 bet365 are offering.
In the 9.25pm event, Trap 2 Graigues Orchard has to be the selection. The blue jacket ran well last time to finish third behind Young Sid last time out when meeting trouble in running from a bad draw. Stuart Mason’s greyhound can make amends tonight.
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