Timeform Greyhound SmartPlays: Saturday 18 August
Timeform pick out their three best bets from Newcastle and Sheffield on Saturday...
"...a good bet to go one better than his narrow defeat on Tuesday..."
Timeform on Power Gamble
A record of 1-15 in handicaps wouldn't have you running to back KUSH KUSH (Trap 6) in the 16:14 at Newcastle, but with just nine metres separating the field, this looks the right make-up for her given her blend of early pace and stamina for the 480m trip. Unusually for a handicap there doesn't appear to be an unexposed improver in the line-up, too.
Later on the RPGTV card at Sheffield, POWER GAMBLE (Trap 6) rates a good bet to go one better than his narrow defeat on Tuesday in the sprint at 21:01. The selection rarely gets it right at the start, but often paces up well out wide and he'll hopefully be running down out-and-out sprinters this time having failed to reel in a good-quality 500m performer the other night.
We don't have to wait long for the final selection, with GLAISE SHADOW (Trap 4) fancied to make the most of a drop from Open company in the 21:18 affair. A record of 7-29 is a reasonable return, but the feeling is that he can improve on that, especially as he's been keeping on well for minor honours at the top level of late despite often missing it slightly out of the boxes.
KUSH KUSH (Trap 6) - Newcastle 16:14
POWER GAMBLE (Trap 6) - Sheffield 21:01
GLAISE SHADOW (Trap 4) - Sheffield 21:18