Greyhound Betting Preview: Four hotties for Henlow

The three semi-finals of the Henlow Puppy dery take centre stage tonight on Racing Post Greyhound TV (Sky 212) and there looks to be plenty of value on offer in each.

In the first at 7.30, Trap 6 Freddy The Legend looks decent value at 5/1 against the odds-on jolly Farloe Warhawk.

Charlie Listers dog went about his business really when in the first round when pinging from the traps and drawing clear to beat Blackrose Eve by 4 1/4 lengths in a dcent time of 27.63.

That time wasn’t as quick as what the Warhawk posted (27.51) but it wasn’t much slower and the draw could be the ket to the outcome of this.

Freddy is the sole wide seed and has a dream pitch to exploit in the strips, whereas the Warhawk is drawn between two pacey sorts – one of which Newinn Rockett in Trap 2 could prove a really tough obstacle to overcome on the run to the first bend.

There is the distinct possibility of 2,3,and 4 coming together at the first and that could pave the way for Freddy to swoop round the outside and take advantage.

In the second semi at 7.45 I am sweet on the chances of Trap 2 Strategic Review who ran a stormer to finish runner-up in the first round.

Chris Allsopp’s dog is a really classy sort who is enitled to come on a bundle for the run – his first competitive race since August 19 – and the pace he should last week to lead until tiring close home suggests he is a real live contender for this contest,

It would be no surprise to see him lead up the inside and is he does then he could prove a very tough nut to crack.

In the final semi at 8.00 the 11/8 on offer about Trap 1 Shaneboy Spencer looks too big.

Liz McNair’s son of Droopys Scolari got turned over at odds-on in the first round, but his handler said the main thing for him was to qualify and that he would come on for the run.

There is no doubt in my mind that he will do just that, and his best time of 27.39 around here is quicker than anything his rivals have achieved.

He also looks ideally housed in red to ping and lead at the first bend, and If he does I can’t see him being picked up.

I had him priced up at around evens for this, so the 11/8 with Coral and 888sport looks too big and should be snapped up.

Away form the Derby semi-finals there is also a decent Open at 9.00 in which Trap 1 Blackrose Tyson looks massively overpriced at 4/1.

Eric Cantillon’s dog has won twice, finished runner-up three times and third in six starts at the track over tonight’s 550m trip and is a really strong sort who will be a real handful if holding his pitch at the first bend.

He is certainly not devoid of early pace and looks to have a nice draw on the inside to exploit if breaking on level terms, and if turning handy to the jolly in Trap 5 I can see him powering past to land the spoils.


Daily Sport recommended bets:

7.30 Henlow – T6 Freddy The Legend (5/1 bet365 – BOG, Ladbrokes, Stan James)

7.45 Henlow – T2 Strategic Review (11/4 bet365 – BOG)

8.00 Henlow – T1 Shaneboy Spencer (11/8 Coral, 888sport)

9.00 Henlow – T1 Blackrose Tyson (4/1 bet365 – BOG, Ladbrokes)

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