All eyes are glanced over at Saturday’s Greyhound Derby final but before then we have an excellent open race card from Hove on Thursday the 29th of May. Coral have generously priced up almost every race on the card in advance and we’ve selected free greyhound racing betting tips in 5 of the races, including a Romford raider who looks overpriced at 9/2.
The best race of the evening looks to be the 9:06pm race which features two Derby runners in Droopys Dave and Droopys London and those two head the market. Droopys London is the favourite at 7/4 but might struggle to get past Dave early and with both being as strong as the other he would maybe struggle to pass the Paul Young-trained greyhound. Preference is actually to oppose both with Real Trickyone, who is more often seen over the 575m of Romford, but this 515m might just be stern enough for him. Tennesse Morning is drawn directly inside in trap 4 and should break best of all whilst moving left to create the space that Trickyone needs whilst he too is capable of showing well early. If leading both Droopys dogs it would take a phenomenal effort to pick him up. William Hill offer 9/2.
Old Grand Dog jumps from the A3 grade at Hove to open race standard as he attempts to complete a hattrick of wins at the Brighton track in the 8:18pm race. Whilst he undoubtedly will face a tougher task in this race, as long as trap 1 suits he should be clear of the pack early with trap 2 slower away and his 30:03s time last race out would see him score in impressive fashion. Whilst the step up in quality and trap are slight issues, I think he is worth chancing at the 11/4 with Coral, given he is notably shorter elsewhere already. Rise Of Fayjen could be one to watch as he makes his debut.
One name jumps of the card when looking at the 8:34pm race, that of Teejays Bluehawk who is a classy performer making his first racing appearance of the year. He reached the semi-finals of last year’s Derby and his known for his late surges, and has notably ran very well at Hove in the past. He has trialled well, and somewhat extensively, and if back to even close to his best could prove too good in this race. He can be backed at 7/4 with Paddy Power, and with London Grammar the same price it is an easy decision if choosing between the two.
In the 7:46pm race, over 475m, a small chance can be taken on Daddys Round given that Coral are offering 6/1 on the selection. The belief is that he can come straight out from trap 3 and by the looks of his sectional work at Romford he would have a great chance of leading this race. A 28:13s time in defeat in April in what was his sole appearance over the distance would give the others something to shoot at. The favourites are in traps 2 and 6 but neither appeal if they have to come from off the pace like they may have to in this race.
Finally, Forest Gavin may be 8/13 to win the 8:02pm race but still looks worthy of a bet based on his last two appearances here where he has broke excellently and carded fast times – on one of those occasions he was picked up by the excellent Islas Scolari but there doesn’t seem to be anything in this race capable of running him down like Scolari. Forest Gavin is worth a bet with Coral.
Greyhound Racing Betting Tips – Hove – 29th May
7:46pm – T3 Daddys Round @ 6/1 Coral
8:02pm – T3 Forest Gavin @ 8/13 Coral
8:18pm – T1 Old Grand Dog @ 11/4 Coral
8:34pm – T3 Teejays Bluehawk @ 7/4 Paddy Power
9:06pm – T5 Reel Trickyone @ 9/2 William Hill