Evens may not jump out as a great price to be backing a greyhound at but in the final of the Gymcrack competition ran at Kinsley on the 17th of April the evens on offer at Paddy Power must be taken as it represents great value for a dog that will go off at a shorter price.
Six quality dogs line up in the 9:19pm final of the Gymcrack, ran over 462m at Kinsley, having battled through two previous rounds of the competition but Sidaz Scotty is a worthy short priced favourite. In the heats it has ran sectionals of 5:10 and 5:12 as well as 5:11 in a trial before the competition began.
When compared to the other dogs in the race that looks like it will get Scotty, at the very least, a length advantage at the first bend which is obvious a bonus as it is likely to avoid any drama which Kinsley is somewhat known for. When leading at the first bend, Scotty will take all the catching, having ran 27:49secs and 27:39secs in two of its last three runs with the third run also being a respectable 27:61secs.
None of the other dogs in the race have got within about a length and a half of those times and a repeat will see Sidaz making all on his way to claiming the trophy for his owners.
The only slight negative is that the dog in trap 5, Droopys Odell, has a horrific draw as it seems to be one of the tightest railers in racing and will dive left out the boxes. However, trap 4 should feel the force of that and the selection should be quick enough away to avoid any drama.
Without that possibility, Scotty would be a recommend as short as 4/6, a price that it might still go off at tomorrow. It is already a fair bit shorter elsewhere.
Gymcrack Final – 9:19pm Kinsley – 17th April
Back Sidaz Scotty at Evens with Paddy Power.