So the big Central Park tipping shoot-out between Collett and Mavrias ended up like a wet Sunday evening. Two gunslingers with water pistols. But at least Tony Collett and Mark Fenwick both put us onto a 4-7 winning favourite (Woo hoo – thanks guys!).
But that wasn’t the best of it! Tony and Spencer went head-to-head to the sixth race with sprinters Ballyoak Wilma and Exit To Nowhere. Who won it? Foxwood Boom. . . .trained by. . . .you’ve guessed it, Mark Fenwick. 8-1!!!!!!
AND Tony trained the night’s most impressive winner, Tommys Panther (evens) AND, Mavrias jnr was the proud trainer of an untipped 16-1 d0uble. You couldn’t make it up! (Big sigh!)
Tonight at Nottingham a head-to-head between Mark Pierrepont and ex-Bolton racing manager turned trainer, Alan Bellis
Droopys Fax (R12 T3) A talented greyhound who finally gave punters a glimpse of his pace when coming from the back of the pack to win at this level of A2 here a couple of weeks ago in 3009 (+50) and beating the kennels more fancied Westway Hector in the process. Trading at over 40/1 on Betfair it was a run that suggested that Fax was finally finding his form with the price suggesting there was a little left in the locker. Next time out he was beaten 4 3/4 lengths , again in A2 , but he left at least that distance on the track , hampered rounding the first two bends and again at the third bend the race was over before he finally got chance to run. The key to the race tonight is that unlike last week Fax should comfortably lead up the runner to his left in trap 2. His neighbour to his right , Plaza Redbull , caused no interference for him last week and is again likely to edge off. If clearing Let Fly Beauty to his immediate left Fax should find himself in a lovely position as they head down the back straight. A greyhound with open class potential masquerading as an A2 grader for the time being but it won’t be long before he produces a top class run £100 win
Liam Aspin writes: “Tonight I’m taking on Dean Munnings and George Turner. Last time out Dean broke even and is looking to this time make a profit, while George had two/two winning nights. Me – well I’m still crying!
First pick of the night for me goes to Wardys Girl for Ray Pleasants (R3 T5). I think she could get the run of the race out wide with 1-2-3 going up to the corner together. She’s consistent at the boxes and if leading around the first will take some catching. £50 win.
The final pick for me this evening goes to Cloncunny Loch for Paul Burr (R5 T3). I’m expecting this lad to be a fairly big price. He’s held much better company than this in his career and just lately he’s found crowding in his races. Tonight he has 2 slow starters on his inside so there’ll be every chance of a clear run up to the first. There’s risks attached but at the forecasted 10/1, he’s certainly worth a shot. £50 win
For Deans last pick fo the evening he’s chosen Duty Calls (R10 T2) for Erica Samuels. Dean said, “Duty Calls looks guaranteed to lead the inside runners and can take advantage of a downgrade after only one race in A4. Biggest danger could prove to be Erica Samuels other runner in T3 but hopefully the blue jacket will get first run.”£50 win
George Turner: George found the card tricky tonight but did manage to find us one good thing to ‘nail his colours to the mast’ on! Headford Mark (R4 T3) for Maurice Rice is his selection. George said, “Normally I like too pick 2 runners but tonight I could only see one that I liked and that’s Headford Mark. He’s been drawn in 1 and 2 the last couple of times and it’s not where he wants too be, the middle draw in 3 favours him, I think he can lead and be gone. On old form he was A1/Open class.” £100 win