Pinging the lids quicker than any dog did in the three years 2012-2014 combined, Jose went agonisingly close to breaking his A2 duck last Tuesday afternoon. He is back in action once more this week in the heats of a two round graded competition worth £500 to the winner. The first three make the final so that is the first step for him. Our greyhound tips will be online by 6.00pm this evening.
Go Pixie – It’s been six weeks since Jim Daly’s bitch was last seen in competitive action, an A1/S1 performer, this is a drop in grade for her return. She hasn’t repeated her all conquering form from the early months since, but is a dangerous player on her day.
Stonebreaker – In A6 grade just two months ago, he has flown through the levels despite not having any great early pace. His middle pace has served him well but he will need plenty of luck to pick his way through from the back in this race.
Actually Blackie – A1 winner at the start of May, he missed five months of action before returning in A3. He was picked up by Jose on his return, a winner at that level last time. Smart early pace, he has every chance of clearing the inside pair which makes him dangerous.
Snowdon Hank – Another top grade performer earlier in the year, he has lacked a bit of sparkle of late, beaten by Jose the last twice. Well capable of bouncing back from that but he will need to if he is to win this.
Meenagh Mourinho – Pinged the lids in no uncertain terms last week, producing a career best 23.60. Another break like that should see him into the final, though the draw in 5 isn’t his favourite. The way he moved left on the run-up last week, one can hardly blame the racing manager for removing stripes from him.
Boxoffice Queen – Has a regular sub 3.50 break in her locker so she is preferable to be inside than outside on the run to the bend. Another with plenty of A1 form to her credit, she will be very hard to keep out of the frame.
Another difficult task in front of Jose, but he has run any number of smart races when faced with A2’s full of ex A1 hounds. The draw in 5 is a slight concern but if he can turn front rank with the 3 and 6 then there is a solid chance that he will do enough to qualify for next Tuesday’s final. 3 looks like he should lead up the inside, with Jose and the 6 looking for the same gaps early, the 3 might be the way to go in a trappy race.