We’re only making plans for Nigel!

Just 24 hours after a £162.50 profit, Nigel Tanner did the business again at Yarmouth on Thursday night with a £100 @ 10-11f on Quiet Man for a £90.91 profit. That’s four attempts for a combined overall winnings of £390. Liam Aspin hit the crossbar again (second -£100), while Louise Barnard put up a £30 on Quiet Man for a net loss of £42 and change.

Meanwhile at Newcastle. Joelinton Fenwick broke a barren spell with a £100 @ 7-4 on Wayabovetherest – a net profit of £175. (‘7-2 with Bet365 mind’ noted the triumphant Geordie). Brian Usher tipped one winner for a net loss of £30. Mark Cranston made a ‘forgettable’ debut.

As this thing continues to gain popularity, we are looking to introduce a relegation system from next week. (If Jurgen Klopp can rest Mo Salah to keep him on his toes. . . .) So we are looking for new faces. If you fancy having a crack – contact us: admin@greyhoundstar.co.uk


NOTTINGHAM

A shake up at both tracks tonight starting at Nottingham with a first appearance for Phil Jones, who is assistant trainer to Elaine Saville, plus Emmerdale actor (he’ll always be DS Ray Carling to some of us!) greyhound owner and enthusiast Dean Andrews.

The form:

The views:

Mark Pierrepont:

Catalan Heat (R4 T3) – got absolutely no run last time out but was beaten next to nothing at the finish.  Is now back in the box (Trap 3) that has provided her with all of her 3 career successes to date.  No pace early inside her and a level break can see her holding off all of the early pace on her outside.  If turning in front she should be extremely difficult to beat , had recorded a 30.59 (+30) in her comeback trial and though winless in her first two starts since her fitness will have been brought along steadily and off the front I’m not sure there’s anything in this race capable of producing the kind of time she likely will £70 win.
Blythe Basil (R10 T1) different class to this level of A3 at best having won at A1 level Belle Vue and in maiden open class company last summer here at Nottingham.  Little in the way of excuses last time out when beaten in a photo finish after sustained support throughout the day but that run should have sharpened him up a little more and he’s too good to be hanging around against A3 dogs for too long £30 win.

Dean Andrews:

Thor (R5 T5) has returned from his enforced break in good form for Jill Llewellin , leading all the way on his first start back in A5 class in 30.80 (+30) I thought his most recent victory when battling well to score from behind against A4 company though slower on the clock was an improved effort.  He was denied a clear run on a few occasions throughout last week’s race but came there with plenty to spare as the line approached.  This is a tougher race on paper even though he’s left in the same grade , he can do it more than one way however and that’s good enough for me £50 win.
Ballinakill Jade (R7 T1) another who has returned from her break in good form , winning two of her last three now.  Terry Munslow’s bitch is up in grade this evening but she won very well last time out by over 5 lengths and was previously well proven at this A3 level.  Stick with a bitch in good form £50 win.

Phil Jones:

Upton Legend (R9 T4) Ran a great race on comeback for Barry Denby last week in one of the best A1’s seen at Nottingham in a long while.  Initially taking a bump at trap rise he regained his stride quickly and set about chasing down Adrian McPherson’s Honour Goldikova.  Looked likely to claim that rival on the run in but was indecisive on which way to pass and by the time he’d committed to challenging on the outside the race had gone.  Pulled clear to the pick up though and his 2999 (+30) effort was some run.  Good race but he’s a class act and with that run under his belt he can do the business £70 win.
Cloheena Monty (R11 T5) Jane White’s youngster has had three unsuccessful runs post comeback but should now be reaching something like peak fitness again.  Hasn’t had the clearest of runs recently and will again need to tread carefully but if doing so can add to his current tally of 4 wins from 19 starts.  Had looked a young dog destined for a career in top grade / open class company pre lock down and can continue that journey £30 win.

ROMFORD

At Romford, we see the return of local trainer Nathan Hunt who has previously proven to be a shrewd judge on the site. He takes on  Jason Gander with Billy Brennan a non-runner.

The form:

The views:

Jason Gander

Seaglass Shadow (R3 T4) is a class bitch and super consistent at the lids, in this line up the leader will be the winner and I think her consistency can see her turn the 1st infront and it’s likely with the amount of early in race there will be trouble in behind £100 win .

Nathan Hunt

Crossfield Alice (R2 T6) Drawn stripes tonight. Hopefully can make full use of it with a decent break and show her class. £40 win

Bang On Sophie (R5 T2) trialled back very well beating walk on Thomas who runs in A1 tonight. 4 is the obvious danger – looks a nice pup. Sophie will need the gaps to appear but hoping she can just follow 1 round and pounce late. £40 win

Walk On Thomas (R10 T3) been running very well in defeat. Drawn 3 tonight, similar break to previous runs could see him clear the inside and get on the bunny. Should be decent value. £20 win