The 2015 Grand Prix & Classic from Sunderland live on Racing Post Greyhound TV
All eyes will be on Sunderland on Saturday evening as the 2015 Grand Prix and Classic heats take centre stage live on RPGTV, this evening we have a decent Romford card to try and work out plus a very tricky graded card from Sunderland.
The first race to highlight this evening is the Romford Friday Night 500 Maiden Stayers Final at 9.24. LOUGHTEEN PEDRO (T2) won well in the heats last Friday and with one of his better breaks he should be able to lead this field and make all on the rails.
The key to victory will be the break – we need to clear Janes Blaze (T1) and hold El Pedro (T3) into the first corner, do that and it’s race on. Droopys Tramore (T6) caught the eye behind our selection last week and rates as the main danger.
A little later on look out for RIBBLE ATOM in the 10.40 marathon at Romford from T1. The Mark Wallis trained youngster caught the eye in defeat behind De Star Lord at Hove recently and looks one to follow over the next few months, the key to victory this evening will be the break and run into the first corner, if Ribble Atom can hold the rails and lead round she could prove very hard to beat.
Tintreach Molly (T5) could give our selection most to do especially if that rival pings out and leads the wide runners.
Over at Sunderland one that appeals is CLASSY SKIP from T4 in the A5 graded race at 9.32.
The lightly raced youngster has a chance to turn very handy this evening in a race lacking any genuine early paced sorts, Aislings Blondy (T5) is the likely leader but if our selection can turn a close second it’s race on down the back straight.
Saturday – Sunderland and Crayford live on Racing Post Greyhound TV
A week on from the 2015 Greyhound Derby we have more major events to get stuck into live on RPGTV – the Grand Prix and Classic from Sunderland have attracted decent field and both events look wide open.
CROKERS CHAMP is one to keep and eye on in the first heat of the Classic at 8.10.
The Irish raider recorded a blistering 4.77 sectional in a recent trial and a repeat of that would see Crokers Champ lead round and prove very hard to beat. Taranis Bolt (T5) and Baliff Hubert (T6) are both decent sprint and four bend sorts and if either break well they could be the one to chase our selection home.
Mileheight Alba (T1) from the Pat Rosney kennel has been off the track for a while but would be a danger to all if back to top form.
2013 Classic Winner and 2014 beaten finalist PINPOINT MAXI can take the 8.26 from T3.
The Kelly Macari trained son of Premier Fantasy is a course and distance specalist and if breaking in best fashion he can take this race before moving onto next weeks semi-finals. The key to victory will be the break, in a race full of early pace the run into the first corner will be vital for Maxi – lead round and it’s race on.
Ibiza Rocks (T2) went well during the greyhound derby and derby plate recently and would be a danger to all if leading at the rails. Laughing Gravy (T5) is another that could go well, the runner from the David Pruhs kennel shows decent all round pace and looks a likely qualifier from his wide draw.
One to look out for in the Grand Prix is BUBBLY GOLD from T1 in the 9.32 heat number six of the competition. The son of Hondo Black was recently stepped back upto six bends for the Summer Stayers at Monmore where he was beaten in the final by the classy Millwards Teddy.
During 2014 Bubbly Gold made it to the final of the Grand Prix where he went off odds on and finished second behind Farley Rio (T4), the Paul Young runner clearly handles the track and appears well drawn here on the rails and if our selection holds that pitch around the first couple of corners he can take this race.
The final selection on Saturday evening is CALZAGHE GEORGE from T1 in the 10.18 heat number six of the Classic. Course and distance form at Sunderland is vital and our selection has plenty of that, our main rivals Jolly Tricks (T4) and Old Joe Golden (T6) are not proven around the track yet and that could hand the advantage to George on the rails.
Best of luck if you’re having a bet on the greyhounds with us this weekend – as ever you can back all these selections over on our daily greyhound betting hub.