Greyhound fans have their own super Sunday as the RPGTV Derby reaches the semi-final stage at Henlow. Here are the Lord's bets...
Kicking off with the first semi where Kevin Hutton could continue a fine weekend's work by sending out Forest Chunk (20:00) to strike gold. Hutton owns the new Irish Oaks winner Forest Natalee and flies back from Dublin to Henlow hoping to see progress in another major competition.
Forest Chunk is well drawn inside and has the pace to edge Cappoquin Jack in the dash to the first bend, and thereafter might well turn the tables on his heat conqueror Brocatsea Hoops who re-opposes in trap six. The make-up here certainly favours the red box.
Moving to the second semi and what a real head-to-head tussle in prospect between Bockos Alfie (20:15) and Savana Donie after both won their heats in good style last week, with the latter going just over a length quicker when fastest overall in 27.21sec.
However, surely the draw favours Patrick Janssens' Bockos Alfie now? Recent winner of the Kent Derby, he eyes another major success and will use the red-box to his advantage. Yes, he moves off in the dash to the turn, but paces up too - so can anything get round him?
The final two places for next Sunday's final are up for grabs in the third semi-final of the RPGTV Henlow Derby and Seamus Cahill's kennel holds a really strong hand courtesy of Droopys Gold (20:30) and Crossfield Giles.
The latter won his heat well last week but can he clear his kennelmate into the bend? The latter probably has more scope for improvement after not quite handling Henlow first time. He swung off when looking to challenge last week which was costly, but there is better to come tonight.
The RPGTV Flying Four is completed with the last race of the night where the Paul Young-trained Jaytee Spartacus (21:15) makes his return to the track, and gets a great draw inside to work the oracle for punters and connections.
He will improve for trials and could use the red-box to effect here. Pacing up, he could well drift off and deny the likes of Princess Aurora and Liam Og a run, and kick on thereafter. He is formerly top-class and might just have too much speed for these down the back.
Forest Chunk (20:00)
Bockos Alfie (20:15)
Droopys Gold (20:30)
Jaytee Spartacus (21:24)