Timeform have found three greyhound bets for tonight at Swindon.
"He is fancied to have the early gears to lead the dogs either side of him..."
The Pete Houghton Swindon Bookmakers Stakes features at 19:43 and there could well be some value in supporting SIDARIAN BLITZ (Trap 6) to regain the winning thread. Heather Dimmock's charge is rather hit and miss at the boxes, but is capable of a big run when putting it all together, as he proved when scoring over C&D in November. Exploits at Shawfield of late suggest the son of Tubbertelly Dubh is in good order, finishing runner-up despite some bad crowding at the Scottish venue 11 days ago, and hopefully he can get us off to a good start.
Last year's St Leger hero FIZZYPOP BUDDY (Trap 5) features as our second selection at 19:59, hopefully able to overcome his lack of track knowledge and utilise what could be a really decent make-up out wide to his advantage. Another son of Tubbertelly Dubh, Fizzypop Buddy found Romany Rouge too hot to handle at Wimbledon on his last competitive start (albeit another solid effort), and blew the cobwebs away with a solid 28.50 calculated trial at the Plough Lane circuit last week. He is fancied to have the early gears to lead the dogs either side of him, and he is expected to hold Billys Bullet late in the day.
We head back over the shorter trip of 509 metres for this evening's final selection and again we're looking for value in the shape of WILLY WHITESOCKS (Trap 6) at 20:33. Kevin Hutton's charge, a finalist in last year's Romford Puppy Cup, has been very lightly campaigned since, but showed himself a dog to keep onside in front of the sky cameras at Sittingbourne in February. His latest effort over the slightly shorter trip of 480 metres can easily be forgiven (badly crowded first bend) and, granted a clear run out wide this time, he can hopefully provide the value, with most in the line-up likely to be heading for the rails on the approach to the first bend.
Timeform Greyhound SmartPlays:
(All at Swindon)
Back SIDARIAN BLITZ (Trap 6) in the 19:43
Back FIZZYPOP BUDDY (Trap 5) in the 19:59
Back WILLY WHITESOCKS (Trap 6) in the 20:33