Hove and Henlow live on Racing Post Greyhound TV
Greyhound punters are in for a treat tonight as Hove hosts twelve open races while over at Henlow we have a competitive grade card to work out.
Draws win races and TEEJAYS AIRTECH (T6) has a plot draw to work from in the 8.18 open race over the standard 515 meter trip at Hove. The solo wide seed should be able to lead round and on the bunny the Paul Young trained Romford raider will be very hard to beat.
Droopys Ontario (T1) is a very promising youngster but has a less than ideal draw in trap one and might be moving off on the run to the first corner. Brookside King (T4) often catches the eye in defeat and would be a danger to all if within striking distance down the back straight.
The 8.50 open race is a cracker – DROOPYS NORRIS is a class act and looks very well drawn tonight to make all at the rails. The Dean Childs son of Droopys Scolari ran well last week in the 2015 Trainers Championships but was denied a clear run into the first bend on that occasion with the pacey Jolly Redeye on his inside.
Now drawn against the rails its all about holding that pitch into the first bend and leading round, on the bunny Droopys Norris will be very hard to beat. Leathems Desire (T6) is a very good youngster and would be a danger to all if leading round but with the early paced Invicta Bluebee on his inside he might struggle to get a clear run early on.
TARGET HARRIS can take the 9.06 Easter Sprint Final at 9.06 at Hove. The early paced sprinter showed blistering early pace last week over course and distance and with anything like a level break he should make all tonight and take the prize.
Lenson Tiggy (T5) also won well last week but is better known as a four bend performer and might struggle to clear Target Harris into the first bend tonight. Sizzlers Eagle (T6) is a consistent sort over course and distance and has a chance tonight as the only wide seed in the race.
The 9.40 stayers race over the 695 meter distance at Hove is a top class six bend event with Droopys Flash (T3), Farley Rio (T5) and Farley Chicken (T4) in the line up it’s a very competitive race.
BRINKLEYS STELLA (T1) is the selection on the draw – the Wimbledon raider was a little disappointing during the Golden Jacket at Crayford back in February but has hinted at a return to form over an inadequate four bend trip recently.
The key to the race is the run into the first bend, if Brinkleys Stella can hold Droopys Flash into the first corner and lead round she will be very hard to beat. Dave Mullins seems to of found the key to Immiconn (T2) recently and the stayer will be a danger to all if he turns handy.
Over at Henlow, take a chance on youngster WESTMEAD LORENZO (T1) in the 8.58 A9 Kennel Sweepstake Final. The Nick Savva trained youngster showed decent middle pace over course and distance last time out and looks well drawn tonight to make all with a slow away type on his immediate outside and trap 3 inconsistent at trap rise.
Bronze Dancer (T4) is capable of a quick break and could give our selection the most to do early on. Look out for Roman Ginger (T6) off the last bend as that rival will be staying on well.
Moving onto Friday – Romford and Sunderland live on Racing Post Greyhound TV
Romford stages ten open races on Friday evening while over at Sunderland it’s an all graded card for greyhound punters to work out.
MIKES MACHINE has hit top form recently and the daughter of Slip The Lark will be very hard to beat in the 9.40 at Romford with a level break. The early paced railer looks ideally drawn in Trap 1 and if she manages to hold Saffrons Anna (T2) into the first corner she can make all and make it four wins on the trot.
Millwards Katy (T6) is a very capable sort and would be a huge runner with a ping break.
Take a chance on DOWER DUKE (T2) in the 10.26 open race over the six bend 575 meter trip. The Earnie Gaskin trained son of Premier Fantasy has won his last two over course and distance and looks well drawn to lead round again with Genie on his immediate inside who is not the quickest to the corner over this trip.
The course and distance specialist Adageo Bob (T6) is likely to start a short priced favourite and rightly so on old form but with only one competitive run since mid January now could be the time to take him on.
Over at Sunderland the best bet on the card is TRAPPER PADDY (T2) in the 10.35 A4 graded race. The very capable but frustrating railer often finds early trouble and then shows decent middle pace and stays on well.
In this race Trapper Paddy looks ideally drawn to clear No Doubt Billy (T1) into the first bend and lead round, Mill De Niro (T3) is a slow away type so our selection should grab the rails and lead round. Lancaster Bomber (T6) is one to watch in the market as the youngster has shown decent all round pace in his races to date.
As ever, you can back these selections over in our daily greyhound betting hub. Best of luck if you’re having a punt on the greyhounds with us this bank holiday weekend!