While the sport continues to fall, the greyhounds remains under starters orders – albeit behind closed doors.
And with packed cards up and down the UK, our trader has run through the pick of the action and who to keep an eye on.
The white jacket of trap three has been the place to be this year at Monmore with 168 wins. And today, an interesting runner comes out of that trap in the 3:49 race.
Fagans Wonder spent most of his career running around Pelaw Grange but has started really well since his move to Monmore, winning his first two starts and then finishing second in his next two – despite having a few issues from the starting traps.
Given a level start this afternoon there’s every chance he could lead the dogs up the inside and improve his Monmore record further.
The place to be at the Essex track during 2020 has been the inside with most winners coming from traps one and traps two.
Lemon Tas runs in an A1 from the blue jacket of trap two in the 17:19 race. She’s in great form having won three races on the bounce prior to finding trouble early last time out.
It generally pays to follow an improving puppy and there’s a chance that Maxine Locke’s youngster hasn’t finished progressing and could return to winning ways this afternoon.
The Derby venue would’ve expected to be hosting Greyhound Derby trial races tonight but with that postponed until later in the year we have an all graded card tonight. The 19:05 is the best race on the card.
Churchill Holly in T1 has made a remarkable start to her career having won her first three races. There’s a slow starter outside of her, so has a chance to repeat those tactics tonight and lead up on the inside.
However, this is a much stiffer task tonight as the grader clamps down on her fun and the preference is for Swift Ferdia in T5 against her.
This is a downgrade for Colin Wilton’s dog who has been running in hot races on Monday nights recently.
John Mullins is running at a remarkable 31% strike rate in graded racing at Yarmouth this year. He sends out Showtime Emoski this evening from trap one.
Showtime Emoski is the son of the outstanding Fear Emoski and he seems to have inherited some of her ability after winning his debut race by 3 1/2L. The grader seemed to like that performance as he punished him with a double upgrade to A1 company but he wasn’t disgraced in finishing second in that race.
Top trainer John Mullins must like him as well as he put him in a trial against the competitive Smallmead at Monmore and Showtime Emoski performed creditably there. With him being the only railer here he has a good draw and is sure to be popular tonight.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication