A trial last Wednesday showed that Droopys Nuka is suffering no ill effects for her tumble when last seen in competitive action. She gets back to the track early on Tuesday evening at Crayford in an A4 contest. Our greyhound tips will be up later on this afternoon from Harlow and Sheffield. Our runner by runner preview for Nuka’s race is below.
5.07pm Crayford 29th August A4 Grade
Galtee Malone – Only a January ’16 whelp, he was sent off an even money favourite in this grade when a comfortable winner in 23.64 earlier in the month. He has gone off favourite twice since in A3 grade so dropped back to this level he needs plenty of respect for all that he will need to come away better from the traps.
Blinky Blobs – Not seen in competitive action since March, he has made a couple of abortive comebacks. Trialled twice in August so he may finally be sound but there is no way to replicate race conditions at home so is going to need the run to blow away the cobwebs. He has shaped nicely in those trials but the early pace he showed there won’t get him close to the lead in this line-up.
Snowdon Barney – Another to have had problems, he had his first grading trial at the track on the 2nd of March but is only now having his first race. He did a 23.77 in March but hasn’t gone quicker that 24.12 this month. Probably has the early to clear the 2 dog but may not beat the pup in 1 to the bend which is going to cause him problems.
Millbank Gem – 23 months old before she had an official trial, she scored with plenty in hand in an A5 last time out. That was her best sectional, getting on the bunny at an early stage which helped her produce her best. She is going to need more up in class but there isn’t bundles of early inside her so she has a chance to hit the frame again.
Snowdon Jet – Hit hard for two wins in late July, a double up for an A7 win didn’t stop him but a further double for his A5 triumph saw him struggle. 23.51 and 23.52 in those two wins would make him the one to beat but he didn’t show a lot when eased to this grade last time and a draw between a pair of quick starters does him no favours.
Droopys Nuka – Should be buzzing having had a solo trial last week, equalling her best race time of 23.75. She has come away 11 spots quicker in the past so if she were to put everything together, we know she is capable of something in the low 23.60’s. She is still unexposed and capable of better. She has hit a wall in this grade a little bit of late but if coming away with her best, she would have a solid chance of getting another win.
It’s a solid enough chance for Nuka to get her first win at A4 level. There isn’t much early pace from the inside traps but there is more pace in 4 and 5 for her to clear. With her best sectional she should get the lead at the first bend which is half the battle at Crayford. Whether she is strong enough to hold off the 1, or 5 down the back straight we will find out as both have quicker times on the clock than her but she should be bang there.