The main open race greyhound racing action for Friday the 5th of July comes from Romford with a 13 race card, with 12 of those races being open races. The card features races over all of Romford’s main distances: 225m, 400m, and 575m, with an additional hurdle race too meaning lots of different style races for bettors to get involved with. Our two main bets both come in 575m races where we have selected two short-price favourites who we feel should actually be shorter prices. The best of those is available to back at 6/4 with William Hill in the 9:56pm race.

Despite 575m being a staying distance it is still important to demonstrate early pace around the trip to gain an early lead at Romford as it is one of the shorter staying distances in the UK greyhound racing scene.

Our main free greyhound racing betting tip for the Romford card sees us side with a dog who certainly has good early pace over the 575m trip. Cavan Dancer looks certain to lead the 9:56pm race with none of the other five in the race noted for early pace.

Cavan Dancer has shown excellent trapping and early pace in each of her last five visits to the Romford and looking at her sectionals in comparison to the competitors she could potentially have a 4 or 5 length lead approaching the half way point of the race.

Having gained a significant early lead, Cavan Dancer has significantly better form than the competition having timed 35:76s and 35:86s in the last two weeks and although trap 3 will be closing late on she will have built up too big a lead to be caught.

William Hill are best priced 6/4 about Cavan Dancer and although she is likely to go off shorter we still benefit from ‘Best Odds Guaranteed’ if somehow the price goes the other way.

Our second free greyhound racing betting tip for this evening’s Romford has a very similar make-up to Cavan Dancer in that it runs over the same distance and has the best early pace in the race. Head Iton Tom goes in the 10:26pm race and can be backed at 11/10 with Totesport.

Although there are some other dogs with decent early pace in the race once Head Iton Tom hits the front, which he will in this race, he does not let anything past and has made all in each of his last three races, all over this 575m trip.

Times of 35:51s, 35:64s and 35:61s in those races show excellent consistency and a repeat performance will have this race won in good fashion with none of the others really running well enough at present to get close to those times.

Our final selection sees us take on a short-priced favourite in the 10:11pm race by backing T4 Joe Bones to upset the odds over Rio Minstrel at the 7/2 available with Coral.

Rio Minstrel hasn’t won over this distance in his last ten attempts, albeit in higher quality races but the common slow and missed breaks mean we can oppose at such a short price and we have sided with Joe Bones who we think can grab an early lead and hold on.

Trap 3 has similar early pace to Joe Bones but will move towards the rails out of the traps which will allow Joe Bones to have good early racing room and can nip clear as he did last time out.

Joe Bones definitely looks the best option in the race to take on a favourite who is perhaps too short.

Greyhound Racing Betting Tips – Romford – 5th July

9:56 – T6 Cavan Dancer @ 6/4 with William Hill – NAP

10:11 – T4 Joe Bones @ 7/2 with Coral

10:26 – T1 Head Iton Tom @ 11/10 with Totesport – NB