Sky Dogs Tips: Dropzone can penalise the layers in Steel City Cup final

We're off to Sheffield for the Steel City Cup final, live on Sky Sports on Tuesday night
We're off to Sheffield for the Steel City Cup final, live on Sky Sports on Tuesday night
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With Darrell Williams still traversing the globe, it's The Lord back again with his good things for the Sky Sports greyhound action at Sheffield on Tuesday with the highlight being the Steel City Cup final...


"Dropzone had a run of nine successive wins ended at the paws of Cappoquin Jack in the semi-finals but looks a surefire leader out wide and might well get first run on the Nottingham dog."

19:11

A five-runner puppy contest kicks off proceedings at the Owlerton venue and Russanda Ripley looks to have an ace draw with a vacant trap inside and really should make no mistake. Elaine Parker, the local trainer, has plenty of chances on the card and should kick off things here. Stayer Bandicoot Pippy will be flashing home against the fence.

19:26

Geelo Yankee could be another local hope who obliges. He trialled back well over the sprint trip and could get first run for the Carl Perry camp, who are also well represented tonight. Cappoquin Al looks the biggest danger given a runaway win at Towcester and he pounces should the white jacket miss the beat early doors.

19:43

The race to the bend in this 480m contest might well decide this, with a host of chances across the board. At best Lightfoot Mikel could take some holding if led-pinging, but the bookends - Droopys Podge and Cain Hill - might be best pitched. The inside line could see Norman Melbourne's dog reverse form with the striped-jacketed runner.

19:59

A six-bend contest could see Kevin Boon's fine run continue. Graigues Loch won well at Romford last week and is shaping as an improving stayer now. The draw out wide could help him on what is a first taste of Sheffield. Swift Marvelette did not quite fire at Doncaster but has a number of wins here and is a tough nut to crack on the bunny.

20:16

The sprinters get a chance to shine here and Serious Hangover could be the value against Pinpoint Mo. The red-jacketed runner is a consistent breaker and paces up well for local trainer John Sharp. He could be bang there should they crowd in the midfield, although the Sunderland raider with a ping start is tough to oppose after his last C&D win.

20:33

The first of two finals here has cut up badly, with just four runners going to traps and this looks a straight match between Droopys Live and Geelo Monty - and it's difficult to look beyond the red-jacketed runner who led home his rival comfortably in the heats. Vacant traps outside are the icing on the cake for the favourite.

20:51

A cracking four-bend contest now see Danzey Exception, who ran so well in the Derby, look to strike for Monmore handler Pat Curtin. A draw inside chief rival Candlelight Fire could see the blue jacket get first run and this track very much suits a front runner. He might take some catching thereafter.

21:08

Final time now and the Steel City Cup looks a battle between the bookends in local star Dropzone, trained by Elaine Parker, and last year's second Tynwald Baz. The former had a run of nine successive wins ended at the paws of Cappoquin Jack in the semi-finals but looks a surefire leader out wide and might well get first run on the Nottingham dog. However, the tables could be turned with a flyer from red.


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Russanda Ripley (19:11)
Geelo Yankee (19:26)
Droopys Podge (19:43)
Graigues Loch (19:59)
Serious Hangover (20:16)
Droopys Live (20:33)
Danzey Exception (20:51)
Dropzone (21:08)


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