Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Greyhound Scottish Derby

Nearly missed this but noticed it started tonight when reading the Star this afternoon so grabbed a RP to have a look.

Ninja Jamie heads the field (4/1 Various) and rightly so with many good performances this season but is of course far too short for me to back when there is a number of dogs more than capable of turning it over. For example, on the clock, Windy Millar (16/1 Boylesports) is only .03 behind when they ran solo trials last week. Thurlesbeg Joker is another interesting sort @ 16/1. He set the course record at Sheffield in March and has won his last three races beating some decent sorts. However, a solo of 29.56 round Shawfield is a bit off but this was his first look at the course.

Got a few decent priced selections that I think are good each ways shouts:

Farloe Reason (10/1 BSQ) - 29.18 trial last week is very decent. Has good early and rails fairly well. Matches off well against the leading contenders.

Cabra Cool (14/1 VC) - Fast starting sort, with many a QAw and VQAw adorning his form. Very fast trial over 300m at Shawfield on the 27th March makes me believe he could be a tough dog to catch if clearing all.

Head Iton Ellis (25/1 BSQ) - Tough heat tonight including Cabra Cool but if it can get through I think it has enough improvement in it to go far here.

Tyrur Jay (50/1 Various) - Can see improvement in this dog's 29.64 at Shawfield last week with decent times at Shelbourne recently. Price will tumble if it gets through a few rounds.

GL all.


EDIT: Just seen that Windy Millar won it's heat in 29.08 and beat Ninja Jamie into 3rd. This was despite bumping at the first and crowding at the 3rd corner - very impressive. Slip The Lark got 2nd in that heat.

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