1.06pm Crayford Race Preview 26/12/2017

Greyhound Syndicate

It’s a very brief Christmas break for the Jim Daly team as Crayford are straight back into action on Boxing Day, with Droopys Nuka a runner for the myracing.com syndicate. There will not be any greyhound tips until tomorrow due to them clashing with Kempton this afternoon, but we will still dive into the task facing Nuka this afternoon.

1.06pm Crayford 26/12/2017 A5 Grade

Champagne Amy – Formerly smart, she has not showed the same level of form in 2017 bar one flying run in August. She won an A6 last time out but will need more if she is to get to the front quite so early in this company.

Mallowney – Strong stayer at this trip, he is only 1/8 in this grade but he has the odd spark of early pace in his locker. Can check right slightly at the first bend so he would be a danger to all if coming away on terms.

Dromscarra Brae – Another who has done plenty of good work over further so is a strong stayer at this trip. Picked up an A6 last month but was as high as A2 earlier in the year so she needs consideration despite having to do things the hard way.

Islay Tommy – Yet to go quicker than 24.15 under race conditions but has won A7 and A6 in a quick start to his career. He ran well to finish second in his first go in this grade so although he needs more, as the least exposed in the race, he is capable of that.

Droopys Nuka – Just a 1/7 record when clad in orange but that happened to be the quickest time she has produced. Competitive in the grade above this earlier in the year, she looked badly in need of her return to action. Should strip fitter here if the draw is suitable.

Corgrigg Banker – Has the odd decent break in his locker, including when winning in this grade last month. 23.99 is the quickest he has gone however so he is going to have to step up on that to be competitive in this one.


Despite the draw in 5 from where Nuka doesn’t tend to trap in her best fashion, she may get away with it in a race lacking any regular early pace. She looked in need of the run when beaten on her return to action, but should strip fitter for that now. The 2 and 3 both ideally need further but they would be dangerous if they turned clean and handy, while the 4 has made a solid start to his career and as the least exposed in the contest is open to more improvement.

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