This evening sees the first round heats of the Steel City Cup from Sheffield and it is with those heats that we have focused our attentions for our free greyhound racing betting tips for Tuesday the 27th of August. There are six heats in the first round of the competition and we have three excellent selections, including our bet of the day where we back a Greyhound Derby finalist to win his heat at 5/4 with Coral.
Airlie Impact delighted his owner, his trainer, as well as his followers when performing amazingly well to finish second in the final of the Greyhound Derby and he has no where near the same level of competition on his hands this evening when he goes in the opening heat of the competition at 6:56pm.
There was lots of 5/4 around when the first shows went up but now only one firm remain at that price, Coral, and it doesn’t look like it will last long given the strong backing Impact is likely to have.
Drawn in trap 6, he is the sole wide seed, with five unseeded runners on his inside, and should have a perfect clear path on the outside from where he can show he is the class greyhound in the field.
Not always the smartest trapper in the game, Airline Impact actually paces up quite well and I’d be happy if he can turn off the first two bends anywhere in the top 3 or 4 as he has a fantastic finishing kick, as he demonstrated throughout his Derby campaign.
A nice trial last week shows that he handles the Sheffield track well and it is always good to have a look round the track before the opening round of a major competition.
Guaranteed to go off at odds on, the 5/4 for Airlie Impact at Coral should be snapped up at the earliest opportunity.
The second of our free greyhound racing betting tips comes in the shape of Sheffield regular, Kowloon Conner, who will look to use his early pace and track craft to win heat 3 at 7:26pm.
Kowloon Conner is in what can be described as the best form of his career and comes into the Steel City Cup having won five of his last six races. He looks to have a significant early pace advantage and should be able to race clear of the competition.
He does have two classy dogs on his inside, in Hather George and Bridge Honcho, but they look to be drawn too close to the rail as well as both having trapping issues meaning Conner could be long gone before they get into top gear.
Kowloon Conner has some of the fastest times of the year around Sheffield’s 500m trip and if going clear, like he should, then he could produce a nice time.
The recommended price of 5/2 for Kowloon Conner is available at William Hill but just like our main bet on Airlie Impact it won’t last until race time.
Our final selection for the heats of the Steel City Cup comes in heat 5 at 7:58pm where we follow a similar theory to Kowloon Conner by backing another Sheffield regular in the shape of Pay Freeze who can be backed at 7/4 with bet365 in what is a stand-out price.
Pay Freeze is in fantastic form, crossing the line first in six of his last seven races, and, like Kowloon Conner, will use his early pace to flash out into an early lead and he has been dropping under 29 seconds of late at Sheffield and those sort of times will make him impossible to catch by any of the other greyhounds in the field.
Greyhound Racing Betting Tips – Sheffield – 27th August
6:56 – T6 Airlie Impact @ 5/4 Coral
7:26 – T5 Kowloon Conner @ 5/2 William Hill
7:58 – T4 Pay Freeze @ 7/4 bet365