Greyhound Racing Tips For Friday 17th April 200

Welcome to Australian Racing Greyhound’s free Greyhound Racing Tips for Friday 17th April 2009 with Tips tonight from Geelong (Victoria), Richmond (New South Wales) and selected races from Mandurah (West Australia).

With tonights Greyhound Racing coming from Geelong (Victoria), Richmond (New South Wales) and selected races from Mandurah (West Australia), lets just recap betting advice for those tracks.

Geelong is considered to be a safe punting track especially over the 457m distance. The 347m starts are usually plagued by interference and terrible betting races, box 1 is an advantage and box 3 has a godd record of this trip.

The few 600m races run can produce good results but the short run to 1st corner has caused more than one betting plunge to go astray and does give an advantage to the box 1 runner. Over the 457m boxes 1 and 8 both share favouritism with the next most preferred draw box 7.

Richmond has always been a hot bed of greyhound betting activity, both good and bad; and it has always paid to follow educated money in most races at Richmond. The track has undergone some changes in recent years but the 535m races are genrally safe betting events as most dogs will get their chance in the run. Richmond races over the 313m and 400m distances and these should be avoided as betting options. If you must bet, boxes 1 and 2 over the 313m and box 1 over the 400m journey are massive advantages. The inside 3 boxes are only slightly favoured in the 535m races and again the inside 3 boxes are slightly favoured over the longer 717m distance. Over the 618 box 1 can be an advantage with box 2 next best.

Mandurah can be a punters graveyard, the 492m distance, 647m distance and the 302m distances are corner starts and even the 405m start is only a short run before the corner. Good beginners are decidedly advantaged as are the red boxes over all 3 shorter distances. In the 302m races box 1 is a huge advantage and the same box features as prominently over the 405m, although the inside 4 boxes all perform well. Over the 492 distance box 1 is again a big advantage as is box 2. Over the 647m there is a very slight preference to the squeeze boxes, 3,4,5 and 6 but it is marginal.

Geelong Greyhounds – Race 5 – Box 6 – Prankster

There’s a bog boom on Prankster, who has won all 3 starts to date so far, all at Sandown. Ran a very good 29.85 firstup, followed by 29.92 and 30.07 leading at each occassion. Has some handy greyhounds boxed outside her so it won’t be a cake walk, but does look very classy and being a Bombastic Shiraz will be strong at the finish.

Geelong Greyhounds – Race 7 – Box 6 – Miracle Merc

Last start we backed the the Kev Plunkett trained Miracle Merc at Sandown and it all went horribly wrong. Miracle Merc had previously won at Ballarat leading all the way for a 25.26 win from this box. From a strong producing line and Kev and Dorothy Plunkett are amongst the most capable and well respected people in the greyhound industry. With 2 wins at his past 3 starts and 6 from 24, Miracle Merc looks better than we thought he was, and can be the knockaout dog to oust likely odds on favourite Black Houdini.

Geelong Greyhounds – Race 8 – Box 2 – Fidel Bale

Has won 4 of his last 5 starts and is going enormous. Was beaten by flying Taipan Bale in the Group 2 Bendigo Cup Final at his last outing from box 7 and will appreciate the enormous drop in class tonight. Has started 4 times from box 2 for 2 wins and 2 2nds and should easily make it 3 wins tonight.

Geelong Greyhounds – Race 9 – Box 5 – Thanks To You

Thanks To You was 1 of only 2 greyhounds to break the 24 second barrier in the Bendigo Goldrush Maiden series, before running 2nd in the semi final and 4th behind Ned’s Pedro in the final. Sure to have trialled here and looks able to lead the inside division so should go well.

Richmond Greyhounds – Race 1 – Box 8 – Bella’s Reward

Bella’s Reward improved to score by 8 lengths here running 30.95 at her last start. A repeat of that effort will see her bolt this race in and she is trained in the capable hands of Luke Azzopardi. Will not get any opposition here form box 8 and should just lead and win.

Richmond Greyhounds – Race 2 – Box 3 – Destine To Excel

Destine To Excel looks just that here in this low 5th grade 535m race. A last start 29.70 Dapto winner in the powerful Anthony Azzopardi kennel, he took his record to 2 wins and 1 placing from 5 starts. Led all the way last start and should get every chance to do the same here. Only has to run up to previous effort to win this.

Richmond Greyhounds – Race 5 – Box 7 – Bells Pace

The Kristy Sultana trained Bells Pace, remarkably hasn’t started here yet in her 12 starts to date. Has won 6 of those starts with 5 placings and has early pace and hasn’t had a lot of luck at her past 2 starts. Is a 29.95 Wentworth Park winner and handles a wide box well.

Richmond Greyhounds – Race 7 – Box 6 – Black Star Lass

Black Star Lass was very impressive winning a heat of the Group 3 Magic Maiden at Wentworth Park 3 starts ago. Ran 2nd in the semi final of the same race before finishing 4th behind winner Devine Road. Has a heap of ability and should go well at this track.

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