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"Her make-up in orange looks a good one this evening..."

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TULLYMURRY DANDY (Trap 2, 20.38) hasn't found winning easily of late, yet shaped much better than his finishing position of fifth suggests last week, battling well to get to the front before early exertions told. The son of Laughill Blake may well seize an early lead this evening and may prove difficult to dislodge off the front in a race lacking depth.

This year's Monmore Gold Cup has served up an absolute cracking final with a host of the leading protagonists making the final six and in a race that may well be decided at the boxes, a chance for QUEEN JESSIEJ (Trap 2, 20.46) to come out on top. A winner from the white jacket in the opening round, she highlighted her versatility and well-being when bolting clear from the red jacket 7 days ago for a facile success over Gonzo (Trap 6). The move to blue will hold no terrors for the daughter of the tremendous Skate On, and our thinking is she can steal first march on the run to the corner and have enough in reserve ahead of Droopys Addition and Hiya Boyo.

It's fair to say the final of the Summer Stayers Classic at 21.01 is another race to savour for greyhound enthusiasts with a smashing final to enjoy, a fine mix of proven/unexposed sorts taking each other on for the 630-metre prize.
Bubbly Dave (Trap 3) arrived on these shores with a big reputation and unsurprisingly has been quick to make an impact, impressing with his track craft and mid-race pace to emerge victorious in both his respective heats to date, justifying his position at the head of the market. However, drawn outside early-paced pair, Daddys Prince and Beechgrove Bell, he's no sure thing to get a clear passage around the opening bends and with that in mind it may pay to side with another bright prospect in the shape of WALTHAM MAGIC (Trap 5). Angela Harrisons charge is a daughter of marvellous marathon performer Roxholme Magic, and could hardly have made her way to the final any easier, her early pace looking a potent weapon now operating as a staying type. Her make-up in orange looks a good one this evening and we're happy to side with her to steal first march and hopefully have enough in reserve once more off the final bend.


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