Greyhound Tips: Donation best in Belle final

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The Brighton Belle final headlines a very playable card at Hove tonight with the action streamed live at, Darrell Williams pinpoints you in the direction of the best wagers.

"While a trap four berth as opposed to a stripes draw, where she is unbeaten in nine previous races over the CD, offers some hope to the opposition, Donation remains difficult to oppose."

With a major prize in the division, the Lowther Stakes, already in the locker prolific winning bitch Donation can further enhance her heady status by claiming an unbeaten sweep through the Brighton Belle in the final tonight (20:06).

While a trap four berth as opposed to a stripes draw, where she is unbeaten in nine previous races over the CD, offers some hope to the opposition, Heather Dimmock's charge remains difficult to oppose.

Unusually fast starts in both qualifying rounds means she has yet to be thoroughly tested but with pacey Ballymac Miscula on her inside that is unlikely to be the case this evening. However Donation is a bitch that is never beaten as she proved when digging deep in a gutsy display to get up close home in the Lowther at Nottingham.

Ballymac Miscula, a finalist last year, has also been in excellent form in the competition and will afford herself every chance if trapping in the manner she has in previous rounds especially likely given the retention of the trap one coat and as the market suggests, she appears the biggest danger.

Fudge a tasty proposition

Trade Fudge could hardly have evaporated the memory of a recent fall in the Kent Derby final at Central Park with any greater authority than when slamming his field by ten lengths on his return to Hove last week and Dan Brabon's charge is strongly fancied to justify short-odds quotes in a supporting 515m contest (21:08). Capable of trapping with even greater alacrity than he did on that occasion, the loss of the striped jacket is unlikely to hinder his chances and while fellow course specialist Clash is respected the selection can quickly dominate proceedings.

Impact has more than half a chance

Arthurs Impact looks the play in the Stayers contest (20:53) having been narrowly denied by the useful Goldies Hotspur over the same CD a fortnight ago. Back in the same red jacket Derek Knight's charge can quickly gain a prominent position and is preferred to likely market rival Affleck Bolt despite the latter's potentially good make-up outside rails favouring kennel and littermate Affleck Dino.

Celine's a pup on the up

Youngster Seaglass Celine, unable to gain a place in the Brighton Belle final after a troublesome passage last week, looks ripe for a return to winning form back against puppy company (19:49). Pat Janssens bitch held realistic claims against her elders in that competition having run well at Central Park previously and while improving Queenies Rainbow, unbeaten in two starts at this track, is respected, the drop in class for the selection can make the difference.

Don't be scared off Phantom

Janssens should also be on the mark with Yarmouth Derby runner-up Seaglass Phantom over 475m (20:21) whose flashy sprint trial at the track last week could hardly have provided a better indication of his well being.

Darrell Williams,

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