A great double last night and we beat both starting prices which I always find particularly satisfying. Fancy Socks won the 9.06pm at Romford, once again getting the better of Sequential at 5/4 (7/4 taken), and Mercury Freddie was far too good for the favourite in the 10.40pm contest, going in at 5/2 by nearly 8 lengths (3/1 taken). I’ll be off to Crayford this morning for the Golden Jacket Final. I did a preview for that race during the week you can find at the link below. Don’t forget you can also follow me on Twitter @ukgreyhoundracing.
Although the best greyhound action today is at Crayford this morning, you can catch two decent cards from both Crayford and Newcastle on Racing Post Greyhound TV tonight. Simply tune in on Sky Channel 231, or Freesat Channel 402. The coverage starts at 7.15pm and runs right the way through till 10.45pm and the best part is, it’s completely free! William Hill sponsor the Newcastle card where we have five open races to enjoy. There are 12 races on each of tonight’s cards.
A very competitive contest over the short 290m sprint distance trap 2 Lily Mayday put in as the 5/2 favourite with William Hill. I’d say his top form is probably the best on offer in the race but I do think this event has got trouble written all over it with four rail runners all going for that inside line. Partly for that reason, I’m going to be backing the six dog Skywalker Gold here. The only wide runner in the race, Ted Soppitt’s dog ran a very nice trial here last week and I just feel that he’ll get the run of the race. Betfred go 7/2 which is a big price for me.
A great chance for Mags Gamble to get another win under his belt here following a succession of consistent efforts over the last couple of months. This greyhound has won his last three races over course and distance and to be honest, I expected this dog to be around the 6/4 mark but Ladbrokes have a very generous looking 5/2 available. There are two other middle runners drawn on the four dog’s outside but this could possibly work in our favour and I don’t really see any danger’s on our inside. Confident bet.
NB – Mags Gamble 10.03 Newcastle @ 3/1 with Ladbrokes
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