The Bunny Bookmakers Gold Cup is a greyhound racing competition ran over the 550m trip at Henlow with the first round taking place on Sunday the 7th of July. The semi-finals take place the following Sunday with the final a further week later. The competition has brought together a selection of Henlow regulars and a number of raiders from around the country. The competition looks very open with the distance an exciting element with standard 4 bend runners competing against greyhounds usually competing over slightly longer. With the competiton so open, we have selected two dogs at prices we think are a little bit of value, with bet365 once again providing us with the best price on one of the selections.
Be Real is a dog we think is coming into form at the right time for this competition. Entered into the Derby, he didn’t perform in the first round of that competition, but since then he moved to Coventry where he performed reasonably well but was with his recent performances at Romford that we are most pleased with.
He has had two seconds in a row over Romford’s 575m trip, which might be a good distance indicator for this competition, and both second places were behind classy dogs in Head Iton Tom and, the favourite for this competition, Smiler Jack. Be Real was able to show good early pace and also good times on the clock, only finishing two lengths down on Smiler Jack on that occasion.
Another positive for Be Real is that he runs Henlow well. To be exact he runs the 460m around Henlow well and is untried over the 550m distance but he clearly runs well here and can go over longer distances so this competition should really suit him.
bet365 have went best price about Be Real at 14/1 and that looks a touch generous with other firms priced as low as 10/1. Although a few dogs might look to be faster, this track and distance can really suit Be Real.
The second free greyhound racing betting tip for the Henlow Gold Cup competition is Ding Hero who can be backed at 20/1 with Ladbrokes with 12/1 feeling like a more realistic price.
Ding Hero has been selected for similar reasons as Be Real, he has nice form over Romford’s 575m and comes into the competition in what looks like very nice form having had a couple of nice trials around Swindon and Henlow.
His trial last week around course and distance led to an excellent showing where showed nice early pace when he ran 33:43s, finishing only two lengths down on Airport Captain who is as short as 8/1 for the Gold Cup.
Unfortunately both our selections have been drawn in the same heat in the first round but we can be confident at least one will progress onto next weekend’s semi-finals.
Greyhound Racing Betting Tips – Henlow Gold Cup
Be Real @ 14/1 bet365
Ding Hero @ 20/1 Ladbrokes