We really are on struggle street at the moment, we just can’t seem to find that winner. A run of placings is about the best we can come up with. The cards just aren’t falling our way at present and it’s tough to watch our selections get beat. I mean, no one wants to follow a loser, and that’s what we have been doing for the last week.
We have always managed a winner or two, even some at odds over $12.00 but lately it’s been few and far between. But we’re going to try extremely hard to bring the winners your way tonight. We have studied the replays and then studied them again and again. Lets hope the punting gods shine down on us here tonight. We need it!!!
Albion Park Greyhounds, Race 4 Box 1 Restless Teddy, 7.42pm
Restless Teddy is a selection of ours from previous weeks. Last time we selected him as a place chance only, and he did the job, running second to Jetta’s Girl in a quick 30.03. He was beaten only 4.50 lengths, and paid a whopping $9.00 the place. Tonight’s race finally looks the right race for him to break through. From box 1 he only needs to hold then out rounding this first turn, to be night hard to beat. There’s no real threat in the race and his main danger early is Ellie’s Flash, but she is out of form, and not jumping well. Clan Eirann is boxed well out wide from the pink box, but he too is a little out of form at present. The Teddy only needs to jump and make it around the first turn, and I say get in the cue. He’s capable of running a quick time, maybe about 30.20. He has won at Sandown, running good time their, although his Albion Park record isn’t great, he looks a good thing from a good box, and is capable of going around the 30.20 mark. The stars have aligned for this fellow, and he should be winning here tonight!
Angle Park Greyhounds, Race 7 Box 6 Laurie Lachlan, 9.22pm
I’m going to have to select my old mate here, Laurie Lachlan. The fawn dog raced well while here in QLD, but struggled when he was brought and raced in Victoria. He’s now with Ossie Chegia, in S.A and there’s no doubt they have worked the little bloke out. He’s got plenty of pace, but does turn it up quite easily if not finding the front. In his last 3 starts he’s won 1 and run 2 seconds. Leading from boxrise at all 3 times. In his last two he’s been run down right on the line. Theres no more strength in this race then his previous two, but there is plenty more early pace. So he won’t be able to make a mistake here tonight. He’s not a fan of pressure, and he may have to face it here tonight. So don’t take silly odds, about $4.00 should be about the right price.
Dapto Greyhounds, Race 6 Box 3 Fast Archer, 9.38pm
Clay Mullens returns home here with Fast Archer, after his second placing in the Group 2 QLD Derby heat. He ran a great race, and only narrowly went down to the home town speedster Top Story. Back on home turf and boxed outside 2 really slow beginners he looks to be a moral to win here tonight. I don’t like selecting dogs after they have returned from a campaign interstate, but his from and ability is far too good to ignore. He has a PB of 29.82 and relishes racing around here. From box rise he should easily, cross the 2 inside dogs, and race right away to salute. He’s going to be the favourite, but $2.20 should he around what he will start at. Great bet and should be wining.
Hobart Greyhounds, Race 3 Box 8 Matt’s Entity, 7.58pm
I’m going against everything I believe in here, and selecting a runner over the scamper of 340 meters. I’m not a fan of these races and never before have a selected a runner in them. But Matt’s Entity, a son of northern rivers stud dog, Vee Man Vane looks a good thing here to me. He’s a big 34kg dog, but he can really motor early, and wins most of his races leading throughout. He’s perfectly suited to box 8, and will once again ping out. He has a outstanding record of 10 starts for 7 wins and 2 placings. His only unplaced run came about on Tuesday, where he tackled a star studded line up at Devenport. Which was eventually won by super bitch, She’s All Class. Over tonight’s short journey of only 340m, he can make no mistakes, and must give a faultless display. The reason we are selecting him is, he may be good value, and over the odds. There bad races and very tricky affairs usually, but we like this bloke to win here tonight.
Sandown Greyhounds, Race 1 Box 2 Velocemente, 7.07
It’s quite a tough night here at Sandown tonight and it appears a meeting with many chances. I’ve watched the replays and I quite like the young Andrea Daily trained Velocemente. His form is quite good, and he has posted a slick 30.05 at the Meadows. He races best when he can get out in front a dictate terms and he gets that chance here tonight from a good box draw. It’s quite a good quality field, here with most of the field in recent winning form. But this young dog looks like he’s going to develop into a nice handy chaser, and tonight looks a great chance for him to start kicking off. Don’t take silly odds, he deserved to be short, but around about $3.00 should be about the right price.
Well there you have it, our take on tonight’s selections, and lets hope the punting gods do shine down upon us.
Don’t forget the Group 2 QLD Derby is run tonight, and my selection for that is the talented Hello Good Bye. Fixed odds is available through one of our many sponsors Sportingbet, Luxbet, Iasbet and Sportsbet.
Best of Luck.
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