The highlight of the Sheffield greyhound card on the 7th of May is the final of the Three Steps To Victory competition where BetPal’s pre-competition 12/1 selection of Welton Arthur will go off as the 13/8 favourite. Arthur looks a solid favourite for the final and if you’re not on at 12/1 then we wouldn’t put anyone off getting involved at 13/8. The races are live on Sky Sports and we have picked out a number of other free greyhound tips, including a speculative bet at 14/1 chance with bet365.
The opening race live on Sky Sports, at 7:34pm, is a nice looking Puppy race where the Charlie Lister-trained Teddy The Legend looks to go off a very short-priced favourite and we feel the best move is to oppose the dog at the prices. With Teddy currently priced at 10/11 it has pushed out the prices of the others and the one who interests us the most is Swift Ulster in trap 4.
Swift Ulster has only been running in A2s at Sheffield but is taken to grab an early lead here and defy the odds off 14/1 with bet365. Ulster’s recent runs have been a couple of lengths slower than Teddy The Legend’s late-2012 times around Sheffield but we take a chance that if he leads he can pinch this race with a little bit of luck.
Farloe Barracuda is fresh off winning the Golden Sprint at Romford and lines up in a sprint at Sheffield over 280m, at 8:49pm, a distance that he holds the fastest time of 2013 over. He trialled over the distance again last week and flashed home in sub-16seconds, which is the standard when considering fast times over 280m.
Barracuda is 4/5 with bet365 and is shorter elsewhere, whilst there is a good chance he goes off at nearer 1/2 than 4/5. Guinness Sky is his nearest challenger in this race but this will be his first look at Sheffield and, regardless, Barracuda is simply the faster dog.
Perhaps one of the more interesting dogs on the card is Many Are Called, who is the full brother of Derby hopeful Farloe Warhawk. Many Are Called is very lightly raced but has shaped well over at Coventry and if you ignore his ‘missed break’ last time out he has been trapping extremely well and showing great early pace, just like Warhawk.
Many Are Called runs in the 9:04pm race and is currently available at 5/2 with bet365. He has broke well in all but one of his 6 races and if he does so here at Sheffield then he looks set to put on an impressive showing. There is also a good chance he goes off at sub 2/1 with support likely to come for the dog.
Sheffield Greyhounds – 7th May
7:34pm – T4 Swift Ulster – 14/1
8:49pm – T1 Farloe Barracuda – 4/5
9:04pm – T2 Many Are Called – 5/2