Unfortunately we come unstuck with our big multi last night, with Lightning Impact running second; but I was pretty confident about the rest, so I bet again after Lightning Impact got beat and although there were some very tight finishes we managed to get the rest up. A $50 investment would have returned our punters great odds of 11-1; or $50 into $600! A fantastic return when you consider all were short priced favourites. Sometimes taking an all up is certainly the way to go, but the key is to have 5 or more legs and take well boxed short priced favourites; and I always bet again if going down in the first or second leg – food for thought next time there a few short priced near certainties.
Onto today’s selections and we have been having a little dry spell of late and no punter is immune to these; we’ve all had them. It leaves you pulling your hair out – I know it does this to me. Whether you follow our tips or just use them as a guide when making your own selections, it’s always very important to bet correctly.
It takes a certain level of skill and know how, to find a few winners but most of us who are involved in racing greyhounds, are certainly able to find the odd winner or two. The key however, is to bet correctly and always have a staking plan to maximize your return. Stay tuned for our article on “How to make money backing greyhounds”.
Albion Park Greyhounds, Race 6 Box 6 Honey Boquet 7.13pm
This girl won’t start favorite but I really like her chances of winning. It’s a tough race with 4 winning chances but expect El Bella Beach to fire out and lead them up early. Poetic Mover is very unreliable, Zipping Hurf will get too far back; and I reckon Tayla Marie might just burn up on the outside and land second early here. If she does land in second position I’m quietly confident she can run El Bella Beach down. She’s going to be healthy odds and she does have a blistering PB of 29.94. From 11 starts on the track she’s won 5 and placed 4. A great record for the daughter of Bit Chilli and Honey Mist. Forget last starts performance, she was never out of trouble and did continually bump with other runners. A great winning chance if she leaves the boxes quickly.
Sale Greyhounds, Race 8 Box 5 Orthia Bale, 7.40pm
The Paul Wheeler bred daughter of Dyna Lachlan has really started to figure out what winning is all about. There was a period there where she found it tough to win, but that period is over and she certainly knows how to find the line in front now. From box 5 she looks as if she will lob into second or third rounding the first turn. She has a blistering PB here and looks set to score here again. The only way I see her getting beat is if Lightning Leah pings and does hold our selection off early. If she does hold her out Orthia Bale does have a little tendency to give up a little when challenged, but that was early on in her career, and I think she’s past that hurdle now. Speedy strong type with a flying PB. Should win.
Strathalbyn, Greyhounds, Race 6 Box 3 Antoni Bale, 7.03pm
Antoni Bale is certainly a long way off the talented dog he once was. He’s getting on a little now and will probably never get back to what he once was but he does meet a very ordinary line up here, and at his best he would thrash these. He’s a long way off his best, but he can still win, such is his ability. The 3 box will suit and he just needs to lob into a forward position early. He needs room and clear running but he should get both here today. I’m not sure of his starting price but I wouldn’t be backing him unless you can get 4-1 about him.
Best of luck.
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