The Betfair Trainers’ Championship takes place tonight at Perry Barr and all the action is live on Sky Sports 4 from 7.30pm. It’s a very interesting event between the top six trainers in the country and always produces plenty of exciting for greyhound racing fans. Charlie Lister has an incredible record when it comes to the Trainers’ Championship, having won the event five times since 2001. He was victorious in 2011 and with the number of live chances he has in tonight’s races, it’s no wonder Lister is odds on to make it back to back titles. Charlie Lister is available at a best price of 1/2 with William Hill. Hills are also best price about Mark Wallis at 6/1 and they go a quarter the odds first two each way. He could well be the value bet tonight.
Trainers Championship Betting
(Prices from William Hill)
Charlie Lister 1/2
Dean Childs 4/1
Mark Wallis 6/1
Seamus Cahill 10/1
Chris Allsopp 12/1
Nick Savva 40/1
While the trainers take centre stage tonight, there are also some cracking races in store at Perry Barr for for fans of the live sky dogs. The action gets under way at 7.40pm with the last televised going off at 9.45pm.
Charlie Lister trains the unknown quantity Mottos Blue here who has run some excellent trials but seems a little short in the betting for me. Droopys Loner was narrowly beaten in the Arc Final at Swindon recently and warrants respect but at odds of 6/4 I’m quite keen to take him on. I think the value bet here is the one dog, the Seamus Cahill trained Droopys Oscar. Although he’s obviously had a few problems being so lightly raced, he has won a few decent contests during his career and if Cahill has the dog fit for tonight’s race, he’d have a great chance and at 4/1 with Ladbrokes is worth taking a punt on.
I was with Ballymac William when he came right back to form at Romford last time to win by nearly eight lengths, and I’m not going to desert Dean Childs’ runner tonight. This is a very talented dog and I think he could well be suited by this trip of 660m. The danger looks likely to come from Droopys Beano in trap 6. The only wide runner in the race was well beaten at Nottingham last time at odds on and I much prefer the chances of the three dog in this contest.
The final race of the evening is a contest over 480m where Charlie Lister send odds on favourite Taylors Sky into battle. The dog ran a superb trial here last week clocking a very impressive 28.02s and it’s difficult to see what can beat last year’s Derby Winner. Blonde Snapper arguably has the best form of the rest of the field but was well beaten when these greyhounds met at Henlow in October and I don’t know how Mark Wallis’ dog can turn the form around.
Live Sky Dogs Tips
7.40pm Droopys Oscar @ 4/1
8.35pm Ballymac William @ 2/1
9.45pm Taylors Sky @ 8/11
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