MONDAY TIPSTER CHALLENGE: NOTTINGHAM/YARMOUTH
Only two runners at Central Park last night though both should be a bit sheepish today. Big Patrick Janssens had a trixie bet and managed to get two over the line. Not bad! Except, he missed another two of his winners who returned at 5-4 and 6-4! -£18.75
Rab Boom McNair, on the other hand, informed us that he fancied King Cash ‘because he likes Central Park’. Doesn’t like it quite as much as King Dylan though did he Robert? In fact he liked it about a length and a half less. -£100
That sound you can hear is me banging my head on a desk.
Rare blip for the Big Lad last time out – but well in front on the month. Mal Shenton was sent back for trialling after his last effort, with a newbie in ‘professional punter and open race judge’ Gary Dumbarton. That sounds like pressure.
Unkind Hands (R3 T6) – Lynn Cook’s dog deserves a victory having not emerged victorious now since November last year. Weighing in at between 27-28 kilo’s he isn’t the biggest for a male but he lacks nothing in heart or pace. A five time winner in A2 company he’s also run well in the top grade of A1 when lining up at that level no fewer than eleven times. Moved extremely well when recording 17.87 (normal) in a sprint trial here on the 24th August and though beaten after leading on his comeback run, he’d have likely needed what was his first four bend run in over two months however run well for the majority of the trip and was only picked up very late by the strongest runner in the grade in Riley Ray and Ballinakill Jade who doesn’t stop either. Forget ‘Kind’s’ next time out run, he trapped as poorly as I’ve ever seen him do so , highlighted by his 5.25 split , he’s regularly two lengths quicker than this to the line but he did show middle pace and the second comeback blowout won’t have done any harm.
In tonight’s race he faces Ballinakill Jade who though as noted beat him on his comeback run he’ll strip much fitter tonight. Salacres Neeson would be doing something he’s never done so far if he were to win as high as A3. Coney Vanbuuren looks like he’s graded on with little to come , he was an early paced A6 dog at Sheffield but has come in 3 grades higher here at Nottingham which would rate a tougher test even though over the same trip. Borna Bass is slowly away and looks like he’ll struggle for a run whilst Goldsmith Teddy isn’t the best at the traps either and will have to overcome the move from trap 4 to 5 tonight whilst also facing an upgrade to A3. All being said Unkind Hands will comfortably lead up on the outside of the track with anything like a ‘level break’ and it would be extremely disappointing if he were to then get beat from that position £100 win
Hopalong Eleni (R1 T2)– Ultra consistent bitch for Lynn Cook who improved on her excellent record here at Nottingham when winning in this grade of A3 last time out. That victory took her winning record to 24 from 85 and with a further 19 runner up position’s filled that see’s Eleni with a first two percentage of 50.58%. A credit to connections and she can improve on that further this evening where with a decent break she can lead around and from that position should be difficult to peg back even though this is a better race than which she lined up in last time out £50 win.
Unkind Hands (R3 T6) Hasn’t won for a while but tonight’s race make up couldn’t be any better for this pocket rocket of a greyhound. Look’s sure to lead on the outside of the track and though he’ll likely be coming back to the field somewhat in the latter stages he can have enough in hand to get over the line in front £50 win
Jet Stream Jimmy (R7 T1) – Carol Grasso’s dog will be much better suited by trap 1 this evening after running in two trouble marred races over the past two weeks. He’s a capable sort at home track Henlow who has some strong running form there in the top grades. This galloping track at Nottingham should play ideally to his strength’s and though the real top Derby dogs would be too much for this lad, he faces nothing of the like here. That said Anneleise Thompson’s Drumcrow Linnet is no mug , looks well drawn and will prove a big danger. But at the prices Jimmy should represent good value to turn closely behind and can get inside Linnet rounding the final two turns £50 win.
Churchill Holly (R8 T1) – Lynn Cook’s local bitch is in sparkling form and makes her open race debut off the back of 5 straight career victories , two at A2 class and her last 3 in top grade of A1. Loves the red jacket so tonight’s draw should be ideal. Though this isn’t the strongest of trial stakes there are one or two decent sorts in here so Holly will have to be at her best , if gaining that early lead though and with improvement likely still on the cards she’s going to be very difficult to beat £50 win.
Month to date: Cash Machine +£325 Sensible Dave Prentice +£170.66 Brett BB Hughes -£43.33
Suirview Mia (R10 T4) hopefully clear tp1 to the bend and hold on from a field of fast finishes £50 win.
Barracuda Blue (R12 T2) I think this bitch might be in front by second bend and needs to getaway as it is a bit short of stamina coming home £50 win
Poppy Sue (R6 T2) she ran a cracking race last time out after finding a couple of trouble spots and if she can tuck in behind the probable leader Shaneboy Pascal around the first two bends she should prove to strong coming home £40 win
Onthego Blu (R8 T1) this dog never runs a bad race and runs hard from trap to line. He has a lovely make up with the dog on his immediate outside slow to go,so will get a clear path to the corner, where judged on average sectionals he can find himself in front. From there it would take a mighty effort for any of these to reel him in. £50 win £10 double
Nigel ‘Cash Machine’ Tanner
Another really difficult card at Yarmouth tonight but hopefully I’ve found 1!! Pawsome Dakota (R1 T2) capable of leading the inside and with hartwood mustangs (trap3) & somersham beauty (trap 4) will be going middle-wide on the run up but trap 4 for David prentice will be a massive danger if getting past the 3 early doors £100 win