A fine effort last Tuesday was a highly encouraging return to action for Droopys Nuka since her tumble a month ago. She’s back once again on Saturday morning at Crayford in an A5 contest. Our greyhound tips are live on the site from 6.30pm each evening. Our runner by runner preview for Nuka’s race is below.
10.38am Crayford 9th September A5 Grade
Newlawn Ray – The old hand in this party, he went off favourite a grade below when a comfortable winner in 23.78 last week. The racing manager has moved him up a grade for that effort which will be a welcome return for connections. With his inconsistency at the boxes he’s going to find things much harder here.
Geanie Boy – Not always been the most straightforward dog to train. Tardy starts have always proved a major issue for this dog, he just doesn’t seem to get a run at Crayford. He has hit the lids before and his most recent second place was encouraging but he may have to settle for minor honours in this field.
Kelva Captin – A kennel mate to our own dog and definitely a danger to all in this race . Superbly bred out of an Oaks finalist, this dog when it all clicks knows how to win a race and is very capable. If he can beat the dogs inside to the first turn he could play a big part.
O Leary Tune – The form dog in the race stepping up in class to A5 company. This young dog has plenty of early gears to do some damage in this grade. In his last 3 visits to the track he’s led them a merry dance, if he can continue in that rich vein of form he will be a hard dog to beat.
Phat Larry – Another dog in this field that is struggling to find his feet at the minute. With three poor efforts the racing manager has given him some respite dropping him into A5 company. He can run a fast time which was evident a few weeks ago but with no guarantee of that at present we think he’ll need more time.
Droopys Nuka – She ran a great race last week finishing second to what could be an above average dog. She is more than capable of hitting the lids and making a real effort to lead them up as they head into the first turn. She’s filled the runner up spot on two of her last three visits to Crayford so a drop to A5 could be very reasonable.
This could be a great chance for Nuka to get her first win since July. She has a bit more early boot than the 5 dog which could give her a nice clear run at the first turn. If she can win the early battle she might have to show a bit of determination to cut off the 4 dog. It might be decided early on whether she can land the victory today. She is more than capable to win a race of this type, she’s dropped in class and no doubt she wont be short of admirers in the market. We think she’ll run well and it would be nice to see her build on her great run last week.