An excellent start to our greyhound racing tips on Racing Post Greyhound TV as our fancy in the 9.24 at Romford, Slick Seamist, won well at 9/4 beating the odds on favourite Sequential. My other fancy Curragh Kewell did get to run due to the unfortunate trap problems at the track. Tonight’s live action comes from Crayford who hold the first six heats of the Golden Jacket, and Newcastle are putting on a high quality graded card. If you want to watch the live dog racing tonight in the comfort of your own home, just tune into Racing Post Greyhound TV 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!
11 of the 12 races at Crayford tonight are Opens and in addition to the Golden Jacket heats, there are some other interesting events over 540m. Newcastle is a graded card sponsored by William Hill, with five A1 contests on the 12 race card.
The Golden Jacket is an event I really enjoy each year and being my local track, I like to go along to Crayford, especially when there is top class dog racing like this on offer. The race I can’t wait to watch is the 9.40 where favourite in the outright market for the Golden Jacket Express Trend takes on last year’s winning connections with their runner Bush Whitney. Although I fancy Bush Whitney to get the run of the race in Trap 6, over this type of distance it likely won’t be a huge advantage being the only wide runner in the race. Express Trend has that bit more class and it should tell tonight. The early price of 5/4 with Ladbrokes is good value as far as I’m concerned. Elizabeth McNair’s runner is currently a best priced 9/2 chance to win the competition with Ladbrokes.
My next best of the evening is another short one but a dog I still think represents value on the back of his last run here. Farley Jack can be backed at 5/4 with William Hill for the 8.02 contest and when you consider the ease with which he beat Bush Whitney last weekend over course and distance, you’d have to be taking odds against about the Billingham trained runner. The danger could well be the unexposed Bubbly Swallow coming out of the 4 box and would make up my forecast.
Nap – Express Trend 9.40 Crayford @ 5/4 with William Hill
NB – Farley Jack 8.02 Crayford @ 5/4 with William Hill
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