Dapto greyhound tips & top value bets | Thursday, April 14

Dapto greyhounds betting tips

The dogs return this Thursday night with a solid 12-race card. ARG's Andrew Oliver shares his best bets and value picks for the meeting.

Race 1: Sportsbet Bet With Mates Maiden (520m)

Our standard maiden event to kick the card off tonight, but over the 520m distance and only six starters. Firey Flash (box 8) was luckless at March 28 from box six, when resuming after a lengthy break. This daughter of Collision found trouble when starting to close in on the leaders. She is also not a quick beginner but from her wide draw tonight, she may get a good run around this small field early. Rocking The Ares (box 2) made her debut at Dapto last Thursday night from box six. This daughter of Unlawful Entry has a good low draw drawn tonight and showed some early speed on debut. Will be improved from last week's run and could be the greyhound to run down here. Aperta (box 1) did not run the 520m out at her only start over this distance, so can only be a place chance. Drought Relief (box 7) is a slow beginner and can only sneak a minor placing if he gets early luck.

Race 2: Sportsbet Set A Deposit Limit Maiden (297m)

This is our maiden event over the Dapto short course distance. Forner's Thorn (box 2) makes her debut start tonight for trainer Mark Forner. This daughter of Orson Allen has taken on her owner and trainer's name, might be a thorn in Mark Forner's side. If there is money for her, it may pay to back her. Dripping (box 6) is the other debutant in this race. She is a daughter of the good sire Moreira, therefore she may have ability but has the tricky draw to contend with tonight. Of the raced brigade, Panda's Buddy (box 1) fell at his last start at Wentworth Park on March 25, when showing early speed from box eight. Has been placed in all of his previous three career starts here at Dapto. Should appreciate wearing the red rug for the first time and looks a good winning chance. Always Archie (box 4) was luckless in his debut run at Wentworth Park on March 18 from box five. He showed good early speed but has another middle draw to content with tonight. Rilla Shadow (box 5) is poorly draw but can show some early speed but is still a maiden after 27 starts, so looks a place chance only. Alpha Warrior (number 9) was in the betting on debut at back on September 15 from box six. He missed the start but got checked when trying to drive through inside runners but finished last. If he gains a start tonight, he might be a chance if there is a betting move for him.

Race 3: The Dapto Blackbook 5th Grade (297m)

This is a good open 5th Grade sprint race with a lot of winning chances. The Andrew Bell-trained Witch Earner (box 4) has won both of her Dapto starts over this distance. Failed to run a place last start at Nowra March 29 from box four. This daughter of Fernando Bale will need to ping the lids from this tricky middle draw tonight. If so, she looks a winning chance. Another Coldie (box 7) can handle this wide draw and always runs well here at Dapto. Can win, if he gets the early breaks. Claddin' Boys (box 6) has won both of his Dapto starts. From this tricky draw, he will need to begin well if he is to be a winning chance tonight. Carwoola Elki (box 2) is well drawn tonight. She can also show good early speed and should cross Rob's Roy early. Must be included in the winning chances here. Rob's Roy (box 1) is not well drawn. He likes to run in the middle of the track, so might find trouble early tonight. Sonata (box 3) is struggling to find form lately. Has a good low draw tonight and has the ability to win this race. If she gets some luck early, she is another winning chance.

Race 4: Culture Sauce 4th/5th Grade (297m)

Coco Boomer (box 4) has great early speed and should lead this race early. The problem is, she runs out to the middle of the track going around the only turn over the Dapto short course, which gives another greyhound a chance to beat her. Wyangapinni (box 1) might be the lucky greyhound to get inside Coco Boomer rounding the turn. She won her only start at this track and distance from box six. Kuro Warrior (box 6) has been running in high grades lately. He is not well drawn tonight but should appreciate dropping back in class. Can win if breaks go his way. The Andrew Bell-trained Invictus Ethan (box 2) is on the quick back up tonight after finishing last at April 8 from box eight. He loves inside draws and might bounce back into form from this good low draw tonight.

Race 5: Ryan's Cleaning Service 4th/5th Grade (520m)

The Judith Richardson-trained (box 6) is poorly drawn tonight but might be the greyhound to beat in this race. She finished third at her only start here at Dapto on March 31 behind Lightning Star clocking 30.26 seconds from box two. Should be improved from that run and has early speed to offset this tricky draw. Biggest Star (box 7) prefers an inside draw but might get a good run outside Butterfly Angel early. She is a good honest chaser who always runs well at Dapto and cannot be left out of any exotics. Zipping Striker (box 4) can show early speed but struggles to run the 520m out. Won his only start over this track and distance February 10, clocking a moderate 30.56 seconds from box eight.

Race 6: Commercial Painting Group 5th Grade (520m)

Nonna Lena (box 3) looks one of the greyhounds to beat in this race. This daughter of Beast Unleashed was luckless last Thursday when finishing second behind Mount Gower from box four. Bullheaded (box 1) will wear the red rug for the first time tonight. This son of Collision found plenty of collisions when finishing fourth behind Mount Gower in the same race as Nonna Lena. He looks a good winning chance tonight. Lucky Ethics (box 2) got an early check to finish seventh last week after beginning well, in the same race as Nonna Lena, from box seven. Her only win was at Dapto October 14 last year when she wore the red rug, clocking a good 30.12 seconds. A repeat of that run would win this race. Charlm Machine (box 8) can show good early speed and may lead this race tonight. She struggles to run a strong 520m. Might get run over late in this race, but is still a good place chance and one for the trifectas and first four players. Ameena's Odyssey (box 6) is normally a slow beginner but a good hard railer. Looks only a minor place chance only tonight.

Race 7: GRNSW Middle Distance Series 4th/5th Grade (600m)

In this middle distance series 4th/5th Grade race, Miss Wanted (box 6) looks the greyhound to beat. She has good early speed to offset this tricky draw and should lead this field early. Has won three of her five starts over this track and distance and placed second in the other two. Irrational (box 1) looks the obvious danger. He has won all three starts when wearing the red rug. Was impressive last start over 603m at Gosford from box one. Zambora Tan (box 2) ran a good second behind Miss Wanted, beaten just over one length at Dapto on March 24 from box eight. Fully Roasted (box 4) also ran well behind Miss Wanted on March 24 when beaten just over five lengths. Should improve tonight as that was his first attempt over the Dapto 600m.

Race 8: TAB Million Dollar Chase Regional Final (520m)

This is of our Million Dollar Regional Chase final. The Dapto circuit was under water last Thursday night and the meeting was abandoned. Two heats were contested a fortnight ago, with the first four runners across the line advancing into tonight's final. Heat winners were (box 1) and Asiram (box 2). The four greyhounds drawn inside look the winning chances in this final. Sound Of Silence was the fastest heat winner clocking 29.68 seconds from box one. From this same draw tonight, he looks the greyhound to beat. Asiram (box 2) came off a 10-week break to win his heat from box one. From this good low draw, he should get a good run and be improved from last week's heat win. Ritza Donna (box 4) drew box six in his heat last week and was luckless, finishing third behind Sound Of Silence. Can win if breaks go his way tonight. Flighty Fernando (box 3) can be hit or miss at the start, as he paws and gets excited in the boxes. He has a good turn of speed when given clear galloping room, must be included in all exotic betting.

Race 9: Greyhound Product Direct 5th Grade (297m)

The next four races are over the Dapto short course of 297m. Tongue Tied (box 6) resumed last Thursday night from box six. She pinged the lids and lead all the way clocking a fast 17.10 seconds. A repeat of that effort would win this race. You need to take her on trust alone, as she has been known to lose concentration and play with other greyhounds. The Simon Rhodes-trained Xerxes Bale (box 7) made his debut start at Dapto last Thursday from box four. This former Victorian finished second behind Tongue Tied clocking a good 17.20 seconds. Should improve from that run and could get a good run outside Tongue Tied early. Miss Voltage (box 1) wears the red rug for the first time tonight. This lightly raced daughter of finished third behind Tongue Tied March 31 from box two, when having her first look at Dapto. Did get beaten a long way and looks a place chance here. Open Mieski (box 2) also looks a place chance from this low draw. Adler Bale (box 8) fell at his first look at Dapto on March 24 from box two. Finished second at Ballarat at his previous start from box eight, so can handle this wide draw; another place chance.

Race 10: Watch Live On Sportsbet Free For All (297m)

Great free for all race assembled here tonight. The Andrew Bell-trained Sizzle Fly (box 5) was disappointing at Goulburn April 8 from box seven. On the quick back up tonight but does love the Dapto short course. She normally pings the lids at Dapto and should be hard to beat tonight. Nixon Bale (box 1) wears the red rug tonight and looks one of the main dangers. He looks the best chance of the three Simon Rhodes trained greyhounds in this race. Must be a winning chance, especially if Simply Fly is off her game tonight. General Cortez (box 6) is the other Andrew Bell-trained greyhound entered in this race. Tricky draw tonight but he is always a winning chance at Dapto. Has been fighting finishes out alongside Nixon Bale his past couple of starts, so is in the winning mix. Frank Hurst produces Good Odds Buzz (box 3) will have his first start at the Dapto short course tonight. This son of the great Fernando Bale has won six of his 11 career starts and placed four other times. Could be the knockout greyhound tonight. Super Overdrive (box 2) resumes tonight. Has not raced since finishing second to Nixon Bale at Dapto January 13 from box five. Has a good low draw tonight and could run well fresh.

Race 11: H.Parsons Funeral Directors M1/M2/M3 (297m)

This is our master's race tonight. (box 7) will have his 81st start tonight. This son of the great Barcia Bale looks the greyhound to beat tonight. He is not the quickest greyhound out of the boxes but musters good speed soon after the start. Should get clear galloping room tonight. Jagora Bale (box 3) looks the main danger here. He is a good honest chaser and will appreciate this low draw. Can show good early speed and has won nine times over the Dapto sprint course. Bow Buster (box 2) can show early speed and looks well draw tonight. Yet to win from five attempts over this track and distance. Looks a good place chance here. Shakalaka (box 8) is currently in good form, winning his last two starts. Yet to be placed in two previous attempts here at Dapto. This may be the time to correct that statistic. Princess Annetts (box 5) makes her masters debut, and she might be only a place chance from this tricky middle draw.

Race 12: Dapto Citizens Bowling Club 4th Grade (297m)

This is a good race with lots of winning chances to round off a good night of greyhound racing. Barcia's Wish (box 1) and Call Me Senorita (box 2) has been competing in harder free for all races lately. Back to this 4th Grade race tonight, they both show good earl speed and look hard to beat from their good low draws. Andrew Bell also trains Lenny Cortez (box 6) and Good Odds Zac (box 7) in this race. Good Odds Zac is a son of the great Fernando Bale and looks another winning chance tonight. Has good early speed to offset his wide draw. Lenny Cortez is currently in good form and has clocked 17.21 seconds winning from this tricky draw on March 24. Must be included in the winning mix.

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