The live action gets under way tonight at 7:30pm on Sky Sports 4 with a cracking looking card from Romford for greyhound punters to get stuck into. The highlight of the night is the Coral Essex Vase final where the bookies make it a two dog race with Smiler Jack favoured slightly, but the improving Planning could well be challenging for favouritism by race time. Both greyhounds have been impressive throughout. I advised backing Smiler Jack at 11/4 prior to the semi finals, and I’ll be sticking with Chris Mosdall’s runner but there are certainly one or two runners in the field that can give the favourite something to think about. The big race goes off at 9:45pm.
There is always some early value to be had on these live Sky meetings, and I think I’ve identified a few cracking bets at Romford tonight.
William Hill are going 2/1 about Trap 5 Millwards Mick here and that is just far too big as far as I’m concerned. Paul Young’s dog looked as good as ever when winning here last week by five lengths and knows this place like the back of his hand. The draw could be the only slight negative but the price more than makes up for that.
Back Trap 5 Millwards Mick @ 2/1 with William Hill
Not the greatest race of the evening but I think the 7/2 on offer about the one dog here with Hills is well worth snapping up. Most firms only go 9/4 about about Tony Collett’s runner an although well beaten in his last two starts, they were both behind the two greyhounds that are vying for favouritism in tonight’s Essex Vase. The five dog is the obvious danger but he’s been out of form recently and there could well be trouble between him and the six at the first bend.
Back Trap 1 Lenson Ginger @ 7/2 with William Hill
The big race of the night and I can’t see past what is probably my favourite greyhound over the latter part of the year, Smiler Jack. Chris Mosdall’s dog has looked super impressive during the competition and while Planning does have the plum draw in trap six, I’m sticking with Jack to have that extra bit of class when it matters and get the job done.
Back Trap 3 Smiler Jack @ 6/4 with Bet Victor