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Racing Post Greyhound TV: The best bets from three nights of racing

Will you back a winner when RPGTV hits the screens?

"Islas Scolari (20:50) could relish the return to a more galloping track and trials here hint at a big run, especially with a slower breaker inside in a race where Droopys Hooper might be over-priced."

The Lord needs no divine intervention to rack up the winners as three nights of top-class greyhound racing kicks off on RPGTV (Sky channel 212) with Henlow and Hove on Thursday, Sunderland and Romford on Friday, and Crayford and Newcastle on Saturday...


Kicking off with Henlow and Droopys Felton (19:54) is an improving sort, showing his versatility with victories at three different tracks in the past month and starts and stays well enough to take some holding. However, keep an eye out on Viva Las Bocko who, while taking a big step up in class, has the times to be in the mix.

Westmead Shaw (20:26) might smash-and-grab again, given his fantastic record over course and distance, but does he represent value?

The Lord says he's a lay here with a fast-stating middle-mover inside set to take his ground and put the favourite under pressure, perhaps setting things up for recent track-record breaker Bush Standard.

Savana Roberto (21:15) ran a good race behind Airforce Tom last week given he never dominated, but wasn't disgraced staying on for second. The Lord says the roles will be reversed should he hit the traps as he can.

Forest Dot (22:03) has been in terrific form of late and her early pace will again make hay over 460m, with a 27.77 on the card last week again putting her in contention. Her form here is solid and a fast break again puts her bang there against the Westmeads, Diamond and Westmead Diva. The latter finishes strongly and will improve for her comeback trial.

At Hove, Your A Champ (19:46) will be big odds-on to continue her winning ways but, again, is she value?

The answer is no, with a slow start from the inside putting her under pressure if strong-running Swabys Bigdog, who used to be known as Big Local, comes away. He has some good form here and might run fresh and well after a break. Lay the favourite.

Bridge Ruth (20:18) raced to a terrific time latest and a similar effort will be needed with local champ Larrikin in opposition tonight over 515m. But while Bridge Ruth has a nice pitch with three railing, Larrikin needs to get round speedy red.

The interesting runner here, however, is Airlie Impact. He is ultra fast when things fall into place.

Islas Scolari (20:50) could relish the return to a more galloping track and trials here hint at a big run, especially with a slower breaker inside in a race where Droopys Hooper might be over-priced. The latter stayed on well behind a good winner latest and is respected if this race cuts up rough.

Malbay Phanter (21:24) moved well in a recent trial and wins this if repeating the form of his second to Loughteen Blanco recently, with his famed back-straight surge might seal this. Guinness Wild has plenty of early dash and could escape on the short run to the bend. Aughacasla Suzi has the draw.

Sidaz Dippy (21:56) had no chance with the winner at Romford but kept on well enough, has experience of Hove, and should still be improving just sixth time up, while Minor Maeve (22:11) ran well in a better race latest and gets the vote over Ayamzabeauty.

Jaytee Hellcat (22:26) has moved well in comeback trials and has form in better class, so if not ring-rusty might be tough to hold and he has enough pace up to turn handy, although will favour the rails which will be occupied by nearest rival Killorane Comet.

On Friday, it's another quality card at Romford spiced by the Coral On TV Trophy final over 400m, in which old favourite Lil Risky (21:24) might just have too much all-round class for his rivals.

Mark Wallis's punter-friendly speedster might take advantage of coming away better than the likes of Pams Tomjo and Nans Turbo and putting himself bang there, as they all jostle for positions against the rails, which will be occupied by bang railer Wajas Trump. Sweeping round, Lil Risky might puts this to bed.

A number of high-quality races litter the card, kicking off with the opening sprint where Billymatt's continued fine run might well continue in the 19:31, while Shuffleanddeal (19:46) can bounce back after being a very unlucky loser last week after almost being put on the floor at the turn. He is so strong.

Droopys Ultana (20:50) can pace up into the lead in the 575m maiden from the 'pinging' trap three box, while Oaks runner-up Skate On (21:06) has a touch of class and searing pace to the bend and could get first-run on Romford specialist Sequential, but only her best will do in a cracking bitches' race.

Springdale Hawk (21:40) was noted running on well in third in a rough race last week and can bounce back over 575m if repeating a recent snappy split to make all, while Ding Hero (10.26) might be the value to get first run on Planning, who makes his comeback and could be ring-rusty from the boxes.


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14 February 2013

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