A busy weekend in the greyhound world with the Derby reaching the semi-final stage on Saturday. Before that, however, there is an excellent Friday night card to get stuck into at Romford.
Humble Jet did not look to enjoy some home cooking at Harlow early in June but the return to Romford has seen him roar back to his best for Roger York. He moved slightly left from four in the heats so the switch to trap three should suit fine.
A smart starter, he can benefit from Antigua Socks being clad in red, a slot he was slow to rise from when last drawn here. That hound still looks the chief rival given his recent form in the 20.54.
Seaglass to Smoke Them
Patrick Janssens can close out the card with a pair of winners, kicking off with Seaglass Smokey at 21.12. He has not looked as happy at Crayford the last twice so the return to the London Road venue can see him back to his best.
He twice ducked under 35.30 over this course and distance in May, a repeat of that level of form is going to see him turn on the front end and out of reach of his rivals.
Doolin to Crown the Night for Janssens
Janssens can also pick up the 21.28 courtesy of Doolin Princess. Like her kennelmate, she has not really enjoyed the switch to Crayford of late, producing a far stronger level of form here.
She has a slow starter to her inside which will allow her to take control of the rails on the run to the first bend. Once on the bunny, she is a hard hound to knock off it, which can see her score.
Whisper to Give Punters Something to Shout About
The 20.17 is a decent contest in prospect with Pantone Whisper and Mohort Bob drawn next to one another in two and three respectively. The former gets the nod for David Mullins. She is an inconsistent starter but has the pace to lead up the only runner on her inside.
Bob is another who is in and out when it comes to trapping but he is not as strong at the finish as the Mullins bitch. He will have to do everything perfectly to clear her early and hold her late.
Behemoth Leo to Use His Giant Stride Late
Romford is not an easy track to run without a prior look and given its relatively tight nature, it is not considered the place for a big dog. John Mullins’ Rackethall Leo blew both of those opinions out the water seven nights back.
A monster at 40kg (an average male greyhound is 32/33kg) he used his long stride to get up in the nick of time in the heats of this competition last week. With that track knowledge under his belt, he can land the final at 20.38.
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