Sky Sports make history this Tuesday by broadcasting live afternoon greyhound racing on TV for the first time in over 30 years. Six different tracks will do battle at Nottingham, with Newcastle, Hove, Sheffield, Peterborough and Sittingbourne all bidding to win this year’s BAGS/SIS Track Championship. With £12,500 on offer to the winning team, this competition looks sure to be go down to the wire. The eliminations rounds that have taken place over the past three months have been particularly exciting and we look set for a cracking day’s greyhound racing. Things kick off at 2pm on Sky Sports 1, with all ten races that make up the Track Championship being shown live. Here are our greyhound racing tips for Tuesday 23rd December.
The first race on the card and I’m confident we can get the afternoon off to a winning start with the six dog, Romany Rouge. Representing Peterborough, the striped jacket has put up two impressive trails over course and distance, and trainer Richard Devenish obviously means business having given this dog two sighters round the Nottingham track. Prior to the trials here, Romany Rouge was mightily impressive when victorious at Yarmouth, and looks to be a real improving sort. He can take advantage of being the sole wide runner in the field and help us on the way to a profitable afternoon.
Back Trap 6 Romany Rouge at 6/5 with Sky Bet
A tight little race on paper this, with the one dog Sneezys Diddy the bookies favourite to land the spoils at a best price of 7/4 with Betfred. David Pruhs’ runner must hold strong claims if she can repeat last week’s trial of 30.19. While I full respect the chances of the one dog, I feel Patterdale Jazz in trap five may have a slightly better draw and could well avoid likely trouble on her inside to put one on the board for Newcastle. This bitch’s two trials here have been solid enough and she looks a fair price at 3/1 with Betfred.
Back Trap 5 Patterdale Jazz at 3/1 with Betfred
Another contest which I think can go Newcastle’s way, with Fares Please in the orange jacket looking overpriced to me at 9/4 with Betfred. I was seriously taken with the way this greyhound won over course and distance last week and I expected the Fenwick inmate to be nearer the even money mark. The chief danger is likely to come from Brazen Knight in trap one but his trials suggest that Fares Please will have his measure.
Back Trap 5 Fares Please at 9/4 with Betfred