A Tuesday night assignment for Droopys Hyde this week, his last look at Henlow before he has a break. Our greyhound tips will come from the Derby quarter finals at Towcester as well as the usual Tuesday night card at Sheffield. Let’s break down the task that is in front of Hyde tonight.
Savana Lucy – Only a moderate starter but she stays this trip strongly, winning in this grade back in January. She has been showing better form of late despite being in a lower grade, clocking some solid times. Needs respect in this company.
Droopys Hyde – Showed a little more life last time out, finishing fourth but only beaten a length in total. A moderate starter inside will help, but he hasn’t been showing the best of early pace himself of late. Well capable at this level but others appeal more at present.
Ballinulty Stay – Inconsistent at the lids, he produced an open class sectional when winning in this grade last month, though has not got close to it since. Was in front of Hyde last time and is capable of coming away far better than that. Should control the inside early.
Pennys Sully – Looked a nice recruit in Ireland, yet to hit the same level over here. Produced a very solid 28.20 when winning an A7 at the end of April, beating Savana Lucy. That entitles him to respect but this trip stretches him so his chance hinges on being able to lead the 3.
Clerihan Dubh – Pup won in this grade on the 12th of April but has beaten home just a single rival in five starts since. Has 28.20 and 28.26 on his card, which would both see him in contention but he has been unable to get a clear run of late.
Pesky Pony – Solid enough run of form at this level, very consistent so far in 2018. A beaten favourite in five of his last six starts in A6 so he is far from a punters friend, but he should lead up the outside which makes him a forecast mixer once more.
Plenty of winning form in this grade across the line-up, though Hyde’s 28.00 would trump them all if he could reproduce it. That kind of time has looked worlds away on recent performances, but it’s a field where the 6 always seems to find a way to get beaten, the 5 can’t buy a clear run and the 3 and 4 are short runners. It wouldn’t be beyond the realms of possibility for him to sign off for a break with a success therefore, but he will have to lead up the 1 early to do so.