It’s Live Sky Dogs time again this evening, as Hall Green takes centre stage. The action gets under way on Sky Sports 2 from 7:00pm, with the first race going off at 7:11pm, and the £6,000 Prestige at 9:08pm. Mark Wallis’ Billys Bullet has been put in as the 7/4 favourite with Betfred, while Ladbrokes are as short as 11/10 about his chances. Wallis was just denied in last year’s final, when Scala Dromin got the better of Blonde Razor, but the Towcester based trainer looks to have a fantastic opportunity to go one place better tonight. Billys Bullet won by a full seven lengths in last week’s heats, and has the plum draw wearing the red jacket here. I couldn’t put anyone off backing this one at 7/4, but I think the value lies with the 3/1 Ladbrokes are offering about trap two, Wiki Waki Woo. The Midland St Leger winner has plenty of experience over this course and distance, and was even more impressive than Billys Bullet last Wednesday, winning by over nine lengths in a time of 39.20 to Billys 39.41. I don’t believe there will be masses between this bitch and Billys Bullet, but Wiki Waki Woo should just about have the edge, and at the prices available, it’s a no-brainer.
21:08 Hall Green
Back Trap 1 Wiki Waki Woo at 3/1 with Ladbrokes
20:16 Hall Green
A decent 480m contest here and it’s a race I feel is at the mercy of the two dog, Express Master. Chris Allsopp’s charge arrives here off the back of two successive wins at Towcester, and while they were only in A1 company, I do feel that this greyhound can best the greyhound in trap one to the bend, and get his own way up front. Blonde Razor would win this with ease if at his best, but that greyhound’s last couple of performances have been really disappointing, and he just hasn’t got out the traps with any kind of conviction. Take the 3/1 available at Betfred about the two dog.
20:33 Hall Green
While I have opposed Mark’s dogs in the aforementioned races, I believe the Wallis camp can get on the winner’s podium with Black Francis in this stayers event. The one dog comes in this race off the back of three wins on the bounce at his home track Towcester and has the best of the draw in trap one this evening, which I think may just give him the edge over the three dog, Burgess Borna. The Mullins inmate does have the benefit of a trial here last week, but I just feel that Black Francis has the much more consistent recent form of these two greyhounds, and is probably the bet of the night for me at 9/4 with Coral.
Back Trap 1 Black Francis at 9/4 with Coral