Coventry and Romford are the destinations for tonight on Racing Post Greyhound TV. There are a total of 12 races on each card with unfortunately just the four open races, all taking place at Coventry, but there is some higher end graded stuff on Romford’s card. Both meetings can be seen live on Sky channel 212 or Freesat channel 401. The show gets underway at 7:15pm and goes off air at 10:45pm. Julie Collier will be presenting alongside Jonathan Hobbs and trainer Pat Curtin.
The first heat of the Tobertelly Queen Bitches Stakes here over the flat 485m. The early prices have both the three and the six dog battling it out for favouritism, and they re-oppose tonight after there being just a short head between them over course and distance at the end of May. Express Flame got the better of the argument on that particular occasion but only by the shortest of margins, and I fancy Russelena Barbie to turn the form around this evening. Martin Cutler’s bitch is definitely the more consistent of the two animals and I just think Express Flame ran to her absolute maximum in the previous race. She’s disappointed in two starts since and with three wide runners in the race, there’s the potential for trouble if she fails to trap well again. Take the 13/8 on offer with Betfred about the white jacket.
Back Russelena Barbie @ 13/8 with Betfred
With £1000 on offer to the winning connections here, the Modest Newdown 1973 Puppy Cup Final is certainly the highlight of this evening’s live action. The betting for this race is headed by Belle Vue raider Johnny’s Boy. The four dog was super impressive in the heats of this competition last week, winning as he liked by eleven and a half lengths and clocking a time of 29.17s in the process. He has some solid form to his name over this course and distance but four wide runners in the race, I’d be looking for bigger than the best price of 11/8 that’s available. Now, my selection for the race does have a huge negative to overcome as far as the draw is concerned, but I feel that the price more than makes up for this. Betfred have put the Mark Wallis trained Blonde Bobby in at 6/1 and that just has to be snapped up. Bobby ran a very respectable 29.34s in the heats and also has a 29.13s over C&D to his credit from last month, faster than any of tonight’s opponents have managed. Yes, being drawn three when you’re a wide runner is less than ideal but with three on his outside, he could even be better off depending on how they come out the boxes. Definitely a great value bet against the favourite.
Back Trap 3 Blonde Bobby @ 6/1