One of the highlights of the marathon distance greyhound calendar is the running of the TV Trophy which takes place at Yarmouth Greyhound Stadium and is contested over their 843m distance. The first round heats take place on Monday the 26th of August with the final following on Wednesday the 4th of September, live on Sky Sports in the UK. We have two free greyhound racing betting tips for the competition where we are backing the favourite at a stand out price of evens (2.0) with William Hill whilst at the same time have a longer priced fancy to try and ease some pennies from the bookmakers.
All of the talk pre-competition has centred around the two market principals, those being the exceptional Musical Gaga who is a best price of evens (2.0) with William Hill and the Charlie Lister-trained Farloe Tango who is stepping up to the marathon distance and can be backed at 9/2 with Paddy Power.
Both of the above mentioned prices are real stand out prices with Musical Gaga a general 4/6 chance and Farloe Tango as short as 11/4 elsewhere.
Until the end of June this year, Farloe Tango was considered simply a strong running four bend dog but has swiftly gained a reputation as one of the top stayers in the country and is three from six in his short staying career to date.
The question on everyone’s lips is whether he can now stay the marathon distances. I believe he can, but that isn’t the biggest problem he will face. He has to find a way of somehow overturning the fantastic Musical Gaga, who has been dominating the staying scene of late and has won an 894m race around Wimbledon in recent times, showing that the distance will be no worry.
Musical Gaga is generally 4/6 with the bookmakers and that is perhaps a fair representation of her true price for the TV Trophy meaning that we should definitely be making our way to William Hill to enjoy some of the evens (2.0) on offer as it represents a fantastic bet.
She comes into the competition in fantastic form, having won 5 straight races, and her recent trials at Yarmouth are very encouraging with a fast four bend trial as well as a trial over 659m where she ran a time almost two lengths faster than the fastest of the year in what was her first look at the track.
It would take an exceptional effort for another greyhound to deny Musical Gaga and we are making an excellent bet by backing her at William Hill.
Whilst I believe Musical Gaga is by the far the most likely winner of the TV Trophy it doesn’t mean we can’t try to squeeze out some value elsewhere in the competition and there is a chance we can do so by backing Aero Gaga at 20/1 with the sponsors Paddy Power to make the most of the quarter odds, first three, each way terms.
It is the each way part of the bet that is really attractive as Aero Gaga is a renowned fast starter and I think he will qualify from his heat and then in the final will have a good chance to lead the race and from there it would be unfortunate if three other greyhounds went past him, making the 5/1 for him to finish in the top 3 a very nice bet.
Aero Gaga has form over marathon distances but perhaps sometimes doesn’t see the distance out too well. However, he has been running the 750m at Romford well recently and it’s not too much to hope that the 843m is achievable.
Greyhound Racing Betting Tips – TV Trophy
Musical Gaga @ Evens (2.0) WIN William Hill
Aero Gaga @ 20/1 EACH WAY Paddy Power