There’s a quality evening of dog racing action in store this Friday, including a thirteen race card from Romford where all but two of the contests are open class. Romford will shown live on RPGTV, Sky channel 212 or Freesat channel 401. Some of the bookmakers have been brave enough to price up all of this evening card and I think I have spotted a few very interesting looking bets.
The Reg St Pier 70th Birthday Stakes is an A1 contest, run over the 400m trip. Heading the betting for this race is the one dog Cathals Donedeal who arrives here off the back of a second place finsh at Crayford at the end of September. Her form over this course and distance prior to that had been very consistent and the Simmonds runner warrants respect. I’m personally keen on a greyhound I backed when dead heating here last week, the Jim Reynolds trained Lodge Boy. This son of Ninja Jamie steps back down in grade here, and I can’t really see any reason to oppose his hat-trick attempt tonight.
Back Trap 2 Lodge Boy at 11/4 with Betfred
Another Jim Reynolds greyhound looks to hold all the answers here and I strongly fancy the five dog Borna Karma to make it four wins in a row this evening. She looked as good as ever when winning from this box last week and the fact she has what appears to be a slow starter on her outside in the form of Chain Letter only enhances Borna Karma’s chances further still.
Back Trap 5 Borna Karma at 10/11 with Betfred
Opposing Bishops Wood cost me last week but I’m going to do the same again and row in with the striped jacket, Express Max. Seamus Cahill’s dog has the best of the draw in this 400m contest, and that could well be the difference maker. Bishops Wood coming out of trap four could be a danger if repeating the form shown when he won here in October 3rd, but I just feel that Express Max has the class to take this one.
Back Trap 6 Express Max at 7/4 with Betfred
My final bet of the evening goes in the very last race and I’m going to take the bitch in trap one Mays Petal to build on her promising debut performance here last Friday. Her third place finish behind Aero Flamingo should have blow any cobwebs away, and Mays’ only other run over this course and distance resulted in a solid second place. The 15/8 on offer with Betfred looks more than fair.
Back Trap 1 Mays Petal at 15/8 with Betfred