Whopping 60 entries for BetGoodwin Pall Mall

Oxford were massively oversubscribed for the BetGoodwin Pall Mall which gets underway at Oxford on Saturday.

Even allowing for the 36 entries and 12 reserves, there was another dozen runners who didn’t make the cut for the historic 450m event worth £10K to the winner.

The big names include Towcester sprint record holder Aero Sacundai, the Winter Derby runner-up/winner King Capaldi, Puppy Collar winner Longfellow, BGBF Puppy Cup winner Romeo Cypher, track record holder Union Rebel, the beaten Golden Sprint favourite Druids Say Go . . .and so many more . .





At least we have a Sussex Cup Clue!

HOVE racing manager Rob Abrey is readying himself and the track for a real rollercoaster of emotions as arguably the best double-header in the sport – the £20,000 Premier Greyhound Racing Regency (695m) and £10,000 Coral Sussex Cup (515m) – kicks off on the south coast on Saturday.

Bittersweet might best describe the race to succeed the respective champions of the four- and six-bend Category One titles.

Because while Abrey is delighted to see Candolim Monsoon back to defend his Sussex Cup title after a long spell on the sidelines, the sad passing of 2023 Regency champion Space Jet from cancer earlier this year just tempers that sense of excitement as he gazes at the honours boards on the ground floor of the famous venue.

“You see her name there and, while we’re proud to have Space Jet on there as the 2023 Premier Greyhound Racing Regency champion and never really expected to see her back here given her age, the news which broke just after the GBGB Awards this year rocked the sport and our hearts, of course, go out to Matt Dartnall and connections,” said Abrey.

“But then to see Candolim Monsoon in the line-up is really special. He’s a local champion whom we feared might have run his last race but has brilliantly nursed back to fitness by Derek Knight and his team and aims to make history and become the first double winner of the Sussex Cup. That, in itself, shows it won’t be easy.

“There’s Droopys Clue, the Greyhound of the Year, also in the field, plus the likes of Romeo Command and New Destiny – and even just looking at Coral’s market on the big race, it goes deep! There’s some classy types at big prices which shows you the overall depth in the Sussex Cup.

“And it’s the same in the Premier Greyhound Racing Regency – just look down the list. If anything, the Regency is even more wide open with some major winners in Ballymac Taylor (Dorando), Coonough Crow (Kent St Leger), Queen Georgia (3 Steps) and Dazl Rolex (Golden Jacket) in there – and not forgetting Jason Heath’s leading local Haka Carlo.”

*THE Premier Greyhound Racing Regency (695m) and Coral Sussex Cup (515m) start with heats on Saturday, live on the Premier Greyhound Racing/Attheraces service.

Full form link to Saturday’s card below

Ned heads

Bresbet Gymcrack winner Wicky Ned is the 11/4 ante post favourite for the Time Nutrition Northern Flat which gets underway at Newcastle tomorrow.

Time Nutrition Northern Flat: 11/4 Wicky Ned 10/1 Jonny Whiskers 12/1 Greenwell Ovett 14/1 Antigua Eagle, Bogger Rambo 16/1 Romeo Crossfire, Romeo Jackson, Skywalker Pele 20/1 Bramble Porter, Slingshot Sam, The Other Donny, Tonelagee, Untold Euro, 25/1 Annadown Panther, Ballymac Lineout, Delvin Cat, Jacktavern Vegas, Moanteen Webby 33/1 Boylesports Gift, Bramble Elvis, Brinkleys Magic 50/1 Ballymac Wylder, Catunda Ciaran, Mickys Tribute, Silverhill Ben 66/1 Itallabouted, Stormy News 80/1 Barney The Boy 100/1 Hazelhill Coco, Itsallabouted 150/1 Popper Flenky, Simpson Rocco 200/1 Droopys Trouper, Paisley Pirate

Thursday: Newcastle  ♦  Swindon
Friday: Romford
Saturday:  Central Park ♦  DoncasterHoveOxford  ♦ Perry Barr
Sunday: Sheffield  ♦ Towcester