Racing Post Greyhound TV starts 2018 with a host of new venues including the introduction of Nottingham on a Monday night and Sheffield on Tuesdays, which is sure to please Open race connoisseurs everywhere and newly crowned RPGTV champion tipster Darrell Williams is chomping at the bit with his New Year's Day Nottingham selections.
"Those who watched the Oaks card on Sky will recall how much running Dream Wrecker did in the 590m contest and she looks worth siding with back over the 680m trip that has already provided her with two victories from just three attempts"
Newlawn Adam may have taken an early bath in the National Sprint, but shrewd trainer Phil Simmonds already knew he had a dog more than capable of winning plenty of races over the 305m trip. Successful over CD the week prior to his unlucky exit in the traditional end of year sprint showdown, he has since been back twice to take his tally to three from four over the extended sprint trip and there appears no obvious reason why he can't further enhance that record tonight (19:22). Already a winner of ten of his 20 OR races, his solid 2400 clockings over Romford's 400m trip have translated well to the East Midlands and a draw in trap three given his four from five record in the white coat looks ideal. Hollygate Duke has some useful back class but still appears below his best while Viking Jimmy, on a long losing run, is badly berthed in trap four.
Those who watched the Oaks card on Sky will recall how much running Dream Wrecker did in the 590m contest and she looks worth siding with back over the 680m trip (20:52) that has already provided her with two victories from just three attempts. Shaun Moore's bitch has only had five British starts under her belt but with those two wins coming by a combined margin of 12 lengths she looks one to keep on side in the coming weeks. Pointless Pearl has a perfect two from two record over CD - both wins from tonight's trap one slot - and should improve for the step back up in trip but is without a win since March.
The Standard Trophy (21:37) looks up for grabs and in-form Monmore raider Droopys Aussie could be the beneficiary despite the lack of a look round. His recent form over four bends at his home track is more than sharp enough and he looks sure to benefit from the extra 20m here. Lowgate Belatrix would have claims on his excellent British Bred Derby second and might be worth a saver given his likely odds.
Newlawn Adam 19:22
Dream Wrecker 20:52
Droopys Aussie 21:37