Racing Post Greyhound TV kicks off another week with live action from Hove and Monmore tonight - more on that later - but Open race fans must wait until Friday for their fix of action from Romford says Darrell Williams.
"Airforce Newyork may not be blessed with the early pace of fellow heat winner Aero Joker, but having gone half a second quicker for the final lap than his rival in their respective heats will prove hard to hold if getting any sort of a run"
Ricky Holloway's devotion to the 'Save Our Stow' campaign is an example to us all, and while those demands on his time will be greater than ever now, he also has his greyhounds in excellent form and can claim the feature Quicksilver Trophy final (21:24) with Airforce Newyork. By far the quickest of the heat winners on Monday night, he may not be blessed with the early pace of fellow heat winner, the vastly experienced Aero Joker, but having gone half a second quicker for the final lap than his rival in their respective heats will prove hard to hold if getting any sort of a run. I rate him the best bet on the Romford card.
Mark Wallis' Mountjoy Osprey was winning races for fun over Romford's 400m trip a couple of months back, but blessed as he is with early speed can take the opening sprint (19:31) over 225m on his return, where West Way Ranger, an obvious lay from trap three, can provide the stake money.
Rapidly improving Get On Paris knocked half a second off her previous best for 400m when sauntering home last week, and with improvement still possible after her seasonal rest can claim the Bitches' race at 20:50 at the expense of consistent Sequential, who may not be at her best from trap one.
Guinness Dusty is very fast on his day - he has a 2363 for 400m on the card from last month - and looks drawn away from a potential 'speed war' on the inside to make him the logical vote in the Puppy race at 21:40, while prolific scoring Aero Majestic, fresh from a very fast spin around Wimbledon, can send punters home happy in the 575m finale at 22:40.
Proud Pegs Lady cost punters a few quid at Monmore last week, but is drawn to perfection outside five railers which should ensure she can sit handy from the outset in the S2 over 630m at 20:42 tonight and earns the nap vote.
Youngster Lagganmore Diver had to buckle down after a far from perfect start to score on his debut in A10 company last week, but looks far from harshly treated up just one grade in the 20:10, also at Monmore, and can follow up.
On the same card, I also like Cleanaway Lucy (20:26) after two near misses, and while she could have done without the grade rise, you can understand why the grader has done it. Early paced Rosedene Rocket (21:32) looks well drawn inside middle mover Group Gent and is another worth backing, while layers might consider Goa Leprechaun (22:18), all the rage last time after an eye-catching debut, but one, who on reflection, could prove hard to win with, given her late running style.
Hove's card looks much tougher, but veteran Icy Tiger (20:18) looks well treated in the A8, while improving puppy Baran Phoenix (21:24) has strong claims to make all.