If you're after a little alternative to Cheltenham then tune into RPGTV (Channel 212) as three nights of live greyhound racing kick of tonight with Henlow and Hove, and The Lord is over all the open races on the programme...
"Dusseldorf (22:26) failed to shine on his UK debut at Romford but has run decent sprint trials before and his class could prevail in the lucky last."
Starting at Henlow, Conall (20:10) finished well over 460m last week so, if anything, the extra distance will help him, especially now he has the confidence of that first win in eight races.
Later on, Doonane Lad (20:58) won so impressively when last in the red jacket that the return to the inside catches the eye, especially as he beat a few of these on the occasion. His main rival is Any Dak who won well off the front latest, while former track record Bush Standard might also help make the market.
Unlikely Prince (21:48) has the advantage of a vacant trap inside and some decent form over the shorter trip to set up a long lead over 692m, while Freedom Cache (22:03) was well beaten at Hove but ran well here previously and that will serve him well from halfway also over six bends. In this race, both Airforce Newyork and Pantone Ava will be looking to lead and could tangle.
At Hove, Guinness Dusty (20:02) led home Britania Joan latest, taking advantage of the midfield draw well, so why can't be repeat the dose? Another fast start lays the foundations.
Gemstone Jack (20:34) caused a shock at Hove recently in a better race and has since run on strongly at Coventry so may again be tough to hold, while Lughill Valerie (22:11) could be value against Slippery Patch when they cross swords again over 515. The former looks set to improve on last week's encouraging run.
Dusseldorf (22:26) failed to shine on his UK debut at Romford but has run decent sprint trials before and his class could prevail in the lucky last.
On to Romford on Friday and appropriately in Cheltenham week it's time for the jumpers to shine with the Coral On TV Hurdle Trophy final over 400m - and time for Rebellious Cause (21:24) to bounce back?
He could be the value given likely improvement after a recent spell off, but will need to be sharp early drawn next to fastest heat winner Rummy Lord. But the favourite now has trap three as opposed to trap one, and might not handle it.
Other bets on the card that catch the eye are Yahtzee (19:31), who looked ring-rusty last week on his return but will have improved for the run, while Ballymatt (20:18) should confirm form with Oscars Cobra if coming away level in the other sprint.
Promising puppy Essex Dream (20:34) has an easier task after finding trouble last week, while I Am Titanium (20:50) gets the pinging trap to help him reverse form with Aines Marx over 400m.
Joe Bones (21:40) might get back on track if clearing Romford newcomer Dromana Max, while stars of the entire 13-race show are kennelmates Glanmire Lad (21:56) and Ayamzaman (22:26) who should both make all in their respective one-lap contests.