Droopys Hyde is the second of the myracing syndicate runners on the Crayford Thursday card, a dog who is a fickle one to predict. He went down by the narrowest of margins on Friday when also clad in red over 380. Both of his wins at this track have come over this trip so let’s break down his opposition.
Today’s preview comes from one of our syndicate managers, Matt Newman.
Today’s Syndicate Runner
Droopys Hyde – Dotted up over this trip on the 25th of August, given a double upgrade on the back of that 34.19 win. The track that day was given as normal but on his time and those of other winners, that looks unlikely and as such he’s in a grade where he looks outclassed.
Galtee Elsa – Sent off favourite for an S2 earlier in the year, she found an intertrack contest to her liking two starts back. She has fair early pace and stays this trip strongly but she may not be able to clear Hyde early on which will cause her problems.
Lefanta Acer – Found trouble when well behind the 2 last time out. Her previous run when slamming our own Jacobs Fire in a smart 34.24 in an S4 reads well in the context of this grade as does her D1 win at Shelbourne last year. Strong contender with a clear run.
Lisnakill Andy – Twice an S4 winner in his last three races, he gets the step up in grade now. He didn’t produce any great times in those wins so is another like Hyde who will need to considerably up his game at this higher level.
Rogue Mustang – In S2 last month, she is a really strong stayer at this trip. Her last win came in an open over 714 and that trip looks better for her. It isn’t a deep field inside her though and that experience at a higher level makes her a big player.
Glenbeg Val – Another very strong stayer at this trip, she was in S1 as recently as June. Only picked up on the run-in by Maireads Ivy over 8 bends here in July, she is a class act and if able to turn clear, she is a threat to all.
Hyde was never at the races when in an S3 at the end of August when sent off at 7/1. That price or bigger looks likely here with only a smash break and a heap of trouble behind, his only chance at winning. Both the 5 and 6 were competitive at a far higher level not so long ago and the 3 was top grade over 6 bends at Shelbourne. It will come down to who gets the cleanest run round.