Talk of being ‘rested’ seems to have done the trick with the Friday night tipsters!
It hasn’t been an easy week for (Evertonian) Mark Pierrepont but he finally found a bit of form with a £70 @ 4-5f on Catalan Heat. There was a lot of whining about not being credited with the 5-2 he took early prices (Quiz question, is a whining Scouser worse than a gloating Scouser? Nah!) – but he will have to settle for a profit of £26 on the night.
The big lad’s best selection on the night turned out to be the virgin tipster Dean Andrews – £50 @ 2-1 on Ballinakil Jade – thank you and goodnight! £50 profit. Phil Jones first attempt? More Norwich City than Liverpool!
The night’s top scorer though was Star Sports’ own Jason Gander with £100 on 13-8 chance Seaglass Shadow. A £162 profit on the night. The returning Nathan Hunt had £40 on 2-1 winner Crossfield Alice for a £20 profit.
Peter Walker and Ryan Conneely will be hoping to improve on last week’s slight losses. We fancied calling in someone to give them a bit of tough opposition and who better than local trainer Seamus Cahill?
I felt aggrieved at making a slight loss last week at SP with Swift Edgar well supported and winning handsomely but that comes with territory of course. I’m going with two selections again this week with another tricky Saturday night card at Hove to assess.
The first selection is Insane Luga (R3, T3) who has a good chance to lead in this A5 contest. Traps 4 and 5 look the main dangers but if playing catch-up, I expect the white & brindled dog to have enough in the tank to finish in front on the line. £50 win.
In the following race, Jason Heath’s veteran Be Seeing You (R4, T3) looks to be coming to hand after a coronavirus enforced lay-off. He was caught after leading early on at the last bend in his previous A9. He is capable of getting the better of his chief rivals which appear to be both wide runners in 5 and 6. £50 win.
There has been a lot of wound licking following the Tuesday night massacre. They won’t be happy until they’ve put matters right. It is only fair to mention that last Saturday, Nick wracked up a £200 profit!
Not a card that’s jumping out with many fancy’s but still there’s winners to be had I’m going to stick with Geelo Davey (R6 T4). He’s going from strength to strength with every run. He won a D1 in style last week they was crowding at the 1st bend. But if you watch the race he was still three clear before that trouble occurred. This is a good D1 and we run our first ever non Geelo runner in the shape of Coney Kokekan. He’s a raw pup that has not done a thing wrong since arriving. His trials have been top draw for a young dog first time in with six dogs I’ll go with the experience of Davey. But if the pup was to come out and win it would not be a big surpris. He is one to keep on the radar over the next few months. He has shown me he has the potential to be up there mixing it with the best sprinters around if he comes forward like I think he will £50 win
I’m going for the big one with my second selection, this should be around 6/1 chance. Some News (R9 T1) hasn’t really hit the ground running post lockdown. On old form she would be beating theses rivals easily. She is posting reasonable times in defeat she gets a drop in grade into A5. Not a lot of early pace in the race and can just see her turning handy. If doing so, her staying power will kick in and see her picking these up . £50 win .
I am spreading my bets for the first time tonight and my stakes tell you what I think of the card as a betting prospect.
First up is Jaydee (R5 T6), who hasn’t won for a while but showed enough last week to suggest she’s still capable of winning now she’s in the right grade. £25 win
Next is Some News (R9 T1) who kind of fits the same mould as Jaydee. He gets grade relief here and was hardly disgraced against much better opposition the last twice. He’ll need things to fall into place being an out and out stayer but is more than capable of picking up the pieces late on. The pup in T2 is the main danger and looks sure to improve over the coming weeks. £25 win
Nap of the night has to be Coney Vanbuuren (R10 T2) who showed more than enough pace on debut to take this. It’s almost a downgrade compared to last weeks opposition and being his first ever race he looks sure to improve for it. £50 win, if he had a couple more races under his belt he would be very worthy of a full stake here.
Carl Perry’s Geelo Davey (R6 T4) is certainly running at his best and has been getting better and better with each run. He won a D1 last time up in his fastest time yet which was an impressive 16.01. Kennel mate Coney Kokekan is in my opinion a dog to follow for the open race scene, when open racing and competitions return. This is certainly a tough race for any pup never mind it being a pups first ever race. However, he’s been very impressive in his trials and if he handles racing against another 5 dogs then he may well take home the win. Meadow Way Star has some very good form pre-lockdown but looks to be needing these runs to regain his race fitness. If he returns to his former best he’s another dog whose capable of winning this race. Geelo Davey’s race experience may well just give him the advantage over his kennel mate. £50 win
Mask of Zorro (R8 T5) will be in need of his trapping boots to be able to get a smooth run around the first bend to be able to drop himself in a handy position to win. Both Easy On and Roedhelm Tiger have been downgraded and both are looking to secure a win since the return of greyhound racing. Roedhelm Tiger looks to be the main danger, he has got good early pace and has recently clocked a best time of 29.42. If Sharpys Rocket returns to his pre-lockdown form he will be coming home strongly to beat Mask of Zorro. £50 win