By Mark Pierrepont
Monday evenings card at Nottingham begins with six graded races and it is in the second of these that we have our first interest. Aidan McPherson recently joined the graded strength at the track and brings with him a team of around 40 greyhounds , including a fair amount of unraced pups just starting out in their careers.
It is to one of the kennel’s more experienced runners in the 648pm race that we look to in order to get our evening off to a winning start. Honour Pumba (TREBLE) turned 3yo in March of this year and after finishing in last place in A3 for his debut last week he receives a swift downgrade to A4. Pumba is a strong runner over this trip and is more than capable of winning at this level. He isn’t the quickest away but is greatly aided by the fact that Tuftys Tornado who is next door in trap 5 is pedestrian to the corner. I fancy Pumba to get first run on the early pace dogs and come through on the run in.