Romford holds court on RPGTV (Sky 431) tonight with a full card of Open race action and Darrell Williams returns with his best bets of the evening...
"Having previously accounted for the likely odds-on favourite in a first round Coronation Cup meeting Chubbys Caviar looks set to take on her rival from traps rise tonight and rates the value call to extract her revenge"
One week on from the Coronation Cup final the first two return for a re-match over the same 575m trip (19:49). Pat Janssens' Desperado Dan secured first run on the night it mattered comfortably dominating proceedings before emerging a wide margin winner. With a repeat trap two draw and a slow goer on his inside in Manic Turbo it would be easy to fancy the CD specialist to again come out on turn. However, Chubbys Caviar, trickily drawn last week, has fared far better this time with Mark Wallis' charge berthed immediately outside her old rival and having previously accounted for the likely odds-on favourite in a first round Coronation Cup meeting looks set to take on her rival from traps rise tonight and rates the value call to extract her revenge.
No tricks needed for Houdini
Early season leading Open race handler Janssens however is fancied to be on the mark in a high-class heat of a Standard competition (20:38) with rapidly improving Magical Houdini rated the night's best bet. Overcoming early traffic issues last week, she is unlikely to be troubled from the same trap one draw and remains one to keep on side. Regular CD scorer Prize Fighter is afforded due respect but has not raced for over a month and is passed over.
Bella looks best
Troy Bella unable to hold off Magical Houdini last week can throw down a marker to that form in the first heat (20:04) where David Mullins' prolific winner can get first run on probable biggest danger Walk On Thomas.
More than hopeful for Chopchop
Another Friday night Romford favourite Chopchop Hope can notch up yet another Open race victory in the sprint (19:17) with a trap four slot unlikely to inconvenience Yvonne Gaskin's win machine despite the presence of in-form Not So Lento in the stripes.
Don't diss Babs
Babs You Go can confirm the status of her fastest heat success in the Maiden final (20:53) with Phil Simmonds' bitch, as she displayed last week, not dependent on an early lead and she could offer better value than should be the case against more speed laden rivals.
Skinny odds players will find it hard to resist Goldies Hotspur in the concluding marathon (21:26).