2.47pm Crayford Race Preview 08/08/2017

Greyhound Syndicate
Another five day break for Droopys Nuka before she is straight back into action on the Tuesday afternoon BAGS meeting at Crayford. An A4 contest again, sadly once more getting the orange jacket instead of her favoured stripes. Our greyhound tips for tonight will be live on the site later this afternoon, let’s take a look at the task facing Nuka today.

2.47pm Crayford 8th August A4 grade

Geanie Boy – Yet to win this high up the grades at Crayford, the early pace he showed when landing an A5 in June has gone missing when tried over 6 bends, though he still clocked a smart 3.58 when last over this trip. His form over 6 bends would make him a dangerous rival if he were to turn on the speed, though he has only once dipped under 23.90.

Hollyhill Nellie – Sprung a 6/1 shock in this grade in June on the final leg of a hat-trick, scoring in 23.60. She has run well since in deeper company, including in S2 grade over 6 bends so has the potential to come home in front now down in grade providing she misses the 1 dog on the run to the bend.

Slaheny Holly – Ran well in this grade on Thursday, giving Nuka a little sideways bump at the first bend to get herself some space, she ran on to be second. She lacks the consistent early to lead up the inside pair which will be a concern for her supporters now, with the way she came home last week suggests that connections may be better suited to stepping her up in trip.

Daring Turbo – Showed a little bit of early boot in limited action in Ireland, but has shown nothing like that in trials at Crayford so far. He stopped the clock at 23.73 in his final trial (a solo effort) but is going to find things much more difficult if he traps in the same way once more with 5 dogs in front of him at the first bend.

Droopys Nuka – Another race from the dreaded orange jacket. Yes, she has won from here but in an A6 when both 4 and 6 fell out to hand her the early view of the bunny on a platter. Two wins and three seconds from five runs in stripes, a win, a third, a fifth and a last from four in orange tells the story. She has a slow starter both sides once more, so that is at least a positive, but it is still hard to be overly positive when she is drawn here.

Scarlet Sanyi – Took her record in this grade to 0/13 last time out, when running off the bends wider than usual. That is a concern for her again now, taking on a few less exposed rivals in a grade she has struggled in. Looks an unlikely winner unless there is plenty of trouble in running to help her out.


No easy task in this grade once more for Nuka as she finds herself in an unfavoured trap. She has the benefit of a pair of slow starters either side as she did when winning an A6 from orange so that is a plus for her but she is going to have to come away an awful lot better than she did last week if she is to take advantage. 2 looks a big danger down in grade, the most likely winner in the field if she is able to clear the 1 on the run to the bend. Both the 1 and 3 stay on well so either of them turning unscathed can see them in the mix as well.

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