There is no better way to start a weekend than with a 12-race card at Romford dogs. With punters back in stadiums this week, the atmosphere will be buzzing for a competitive looking evening.
Romford Royalty to Overcome the Draw
It is fair to say that a draw in five is not what Patrick Janssens will have wanted for his Doolin Princess at 20.54. She was a slick winner of her dual distance heat last week over an inadequate 400m and will relish the return to the 575m test.
With the four hounds inside her all moving towards the rails as she will be doing, this probably is not quite such a bad slot as it looks on paper. She has the class and natural talent to overcome this and notch another Romford triumph.
Paul Young to Steal the Maiden Final
The 20.38 is the other final on the card where Droopys Thief makes most appeal for Paul Young. He was the quickest of the qualifiers and should keep a straighter line early on from trap two than he did from one.
A pup with just three starts in his life, there should be better to come from him as he continues to mature. A half-brother to the 2020 Irish Juvenile Derby semi-finalist Ballyadams Line, he is bred to be a smart performer.
Wherefore Art Thou Romeo?
Winner of the Essex Vase over this 575m trip here in January, he has been rather inconsistent in his seven starts since. A veteran now but still more than capable of mixing it with the best.
He stopped the clock in a blistering 34.66 (+30) in that Essex Vase Final. If he can find a repeat of that level of form, it would leave these trailing in his wake at 19.36.
Following Fly Off a Cliff
Michelle Brown has quickly made a name for herself since taking over the license from her mum Hazel Kemp. Lemming Fly is a really nice type for her and can claim the second heat of the Rose Bowl at 19.56.
A strong runner at this trip, he is drawn between early speed but can track round the leaders and pounce late. He is not completely devoid of early himself, however, as he showed when winning in 35.31 in January.
Maniac a Notebook Dog to Get the Bubbly Flowing
Bubbly Maniac is a name that will have gone into many notebooks on his Romford debut last week. Finishing a close third for Paul Young on that occasion, he gave the impression there is loads to come.
Having missed the break, he showed great pace to the bend before finding trouble. He still looked a touch green but the engine is clearly there. He gets his chance to show that at 21.12 by seeing off Gemma Evans’ decent yardstick, Speak Out Aida.