World Grand Prix Tips: Searle to seal spot in semi-final

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Price still on course to retain title

It's quarter-finals time here in Leicester and the chance of seeing a new name on the Grand Prix trophy is getting greater - and Abigail Davies thinks that name could be Ryan Searle

"As a result of his performance in the second round, Searle is now 10/1 to go all the way in this one."

Gerwyn Price is now the only player still in the tournament to have won this event previously. The World Number 1 is now 11/8 favourite to retain the title, with fellow Welshman Jonny Clayton right behind him at 7/2.

Remaining seeds collide

The only remaining seeded players in this tournament go head-to-head as reigning champion Gerwyn Price takes on two-time finalist Dave Chisnall.

The current World Champion has astonishingly reached this stage of the last five televised ranking events.

Price and Chisnall have played each other eight times, both with four wins to their name, but The Iceman has come out on top in three of their last four meetings and despite losing the opening set to Mervyn King in the last round, produced high quality when he needed to - the sign of a true champion.

I'm expecting it to rain 180s in this one and back 9 or more to be hit in the match at 6/5.

Heavy Metal odds are shortening

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For me, Ryan Searle and Luke Humphries played out the match of the tournament so far. It was fantastic to see a game played in such good spirits, the quality was ridiculously high, there were some spellbinding finishes and Heavy Metal secured a place in his first PDC major quarter-final.

As a result of his performance in the second round, Searle is now 10/1 to go all the way in this one.

The 33 year-old took out a 140 followed by a 152 in the next leg to claim the second set before becoming the second player of the tournament to take out the biggest finish of all, The Big Fish.

Next up for Searle is Stephen Bunting. The Bullet has also impressed this week with two convincing victories. These two players are in terrific form but I am backing Heavy Metal to produce more high quality at the end of legs and do what he did multiple times in the last round - produce a checkout of 120+ at 11/10.

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