GM – 3rd May 

GM – 3rd May 

Star Sports English Greyhound Derby 
Heats 1-9 Live on RPGTV Sky Channel 431 Freesat 250
{1st four qualify apart from Heat 9 where its 1st three}
*Now it’s not all about winning in the first round for many dogs as the trainers will take advantage of the fact that four go through*
Five bets for you this evening.
Heat 1 – This looks a penalty kick for King Eden but he could be short of race fitness so I won’t make him a bet, Falcon Bay came under consideration for the fastest sectional and Ninja Fortune looks the fc link and danger to the favourite.
6-2 
 
Heat 2 – Another penalty kick this time for Droopys Expert and any of the other five runners can qualify for the second round, Droopys Giorgio the likely fc link if he offsets his trap 4 draw.
2-4
 
Heat 3 – No penalty kicks here…Lenson Blinder has plenty of scope and improvement in him to win this. Poolie Shauna & Bit View Knight both wanted a draw nearer the rails and could cause Blinder issues early by turning left, Bubbly Turbo doesn’t seem in great form but could lead here. Roxholme Ray is well drawn, can follow Turbo round and nail him close home.
6-2 
 
Heat 4 – I’m hoping we get a ping from King Elvis for the fastest sectional, he could lead all the way although he finds this really as far as he wants to go. Clash another that was under consideration for fastest split and if repeating his trial, he may get first crack at Elvis and is the selection. Borna Gin is strongly fancied by many Irish fans to go deep into the Derby. 
Real good heat this one! 
5-2
 
Heat 5 – Calico Ranger is our first ante post selection to run and while he’s a good thing to qualify I couldn’t back him to win this. Slippy Cian is well regarded and surely will improve further from his trial, though he moved middle and as a result will give Forest West plenty of room on the rails to exploit.  Borna Account was third in the Scottish Derby is a live danger in another open heat. 1-6
 
Heat 6 – Looks like a ‘swan vesta” here between Brave Venture & Whoops Jack. 
To be honest this is not a heat that interests me for a bet. 2-6
 
Heat 7 – Calico Brandy is favourite here but this habitual slow starter isn’t a bet for me, another cast iron qualifier though. Power Local and Droopys Dresden have both trialled well with nothing between them on splits and end times. I just prefer Dresden who has won his last three and may win the battle for early supremacy. 2-3 
 
Heat 8 – The best heat of the night with Rising Brandy our second ante post runner to take part can win this from the front with a decent break. Hopefully clocking a good split. 
He will need to be with Dorotas Wildcat in opposition though he’s got to offset a trap four draw and deal with Dropzone maybe in front of him going into the first bend. Dropzone is another of our fastest sectional runners. Yarmouth Derby winner Newinn Shadow isn’t in great form but can’t be discounted. 2-4
 
Heat 9 – Looks another match between Crossfield Will and Black Zack I prefer Zack to come out on top if he comes away in his best fashion. He’s of interest at the prices.  5-4 
 
 Tonight’s Bets :- 
Towcester 7.45 Roxholme Ray 1 point win @ 7/2 Betfred 
Towcester 8.01 Clash 1 point win @ 9/2 Boylesports 
Towcester 8.17 Forest West 1 point win @ 11/4 Bet 365 
Towcester 8.49 Droopys Dresden 1 point win @ 4/1 Hills & B365
Towcester 9.21 Black Zack 1 point win @ 7/2 B365