A first runner at Nottingham for our greyhound syndicate as Jose heads open racing once more with a maiden sprint in his sights. Sadly for us it is in one of two off BAGS races so won’t be available in the shops but we will do our best to get a video of the contest. Our greyhound tips will be on the site by 6.00pm tonight, let’s take a look at the task facing Jose tonight!
9.41pm Nottingham 11/12/2017 OR Grade
Ballymac Daddy – Only A8 at Peterborough over 4 bends but he is paying his way in sprints in D2 grade. He got a little lost in a trial here when hitting the rails, is going to need plenty of improvement on that if he is to play a hand.
Holdem Zidane – Shaped well a couple of times in sprints, including when behind the smart Kilmore Lemon at Hove in 16.32. That’s a quality time for a young hound, so despite the fact that he is yet to have a look here, he is bound to be popular in the betting.
Total Commitment – Clocked a 17.88 at Drumbo (Jose 18.10) which marks him out a smart sprinter. Ran well on his only start in the U.K when in a Peterborough A3, the switch back to sprinting on a stiffer track should be massively in his favour.
Mullingar Russel – Couple of smart wins in mid grades at Perry Barr of late, including in a solid 28.70. He is yet to run in a competitive sprint and may have preferred a draw closer to the hare. Has a bit to do if he is to beat these.
Conna Enfield – A dog we know well from Crayford as another from the Jim Daly kennel. He was a smart sprinter at Youghal before arriving on these shores, winning an A2 earlier this month. Sound chance if hitting the lids on his first look.
Meenagh Mourinho – Stripes is a huge plus for him, especially on his first look at a new track. He showed enough in Ireland to think that he can make it as a sprinter in this country. Similarly to his kennelmate inside, he has a smash break in his locker, the return to a stiffer track could see him go well.
We have long thought that the return to a stiff 2 bends would benefit Jose as it was where he did the best of his racing in Ireland. He has won an A2 at Crayford despite still having the odd problem with the 3rd bend, this track might just be the making of him. He is in a smart race for a maiden with a slick kennelmate inside him who was a good sprinter in Ireland as well as a pair of decent looking sprinters in 2 & 3. This should tell us more with regards to where we are heading in 2018 with Jose.