Our expert Paul Millward has tips for today's greyhound racing.
15:22 Perry Barr
At well over five years old you might expect the form of SAWPIT SUNSHINE (best price 10-3) to be tailing off right now, but that is far from the case and he is cracking form. On paper, this is a step up in class but he is the only one in the field that has winning form in top grade with six wins at this level.
His overall stats are impressive enough – 25 wins from a remarkable 110 outings and he has also finished second in a further 31 races and he seems sure to give his supporters a decent run for their money. What happens early is going to be key, but if he can turn up with the pace, he will be in with every chance of getting loose along the back stretch.
15:37 Perry Barr
It is probably worth having a dabble on EMERS COOKIE (best price 11-8) in another top flight contest at Perry Barr. Although she has yet to notch up a win this year from five outings in open race company at Nottingham, she has faced stiffer opposition than what she comes up against here. Her most recent form over C&D is impressive enough as well with two runaway successes in open class company in November.
Providing she gets away to a level break, Emers Cookie should have too much speed for these on the dash to the first bend and, if she turns in front, that should really be that.
The form of most of these is more than a little exposed at this level and the one who could pop up at a handy price is the once raced HATHER VIOLET (best price 11-8). Although a little clueless as far as getting things right at trap rise is concerned, she showed improvement on the clock in her three grading in trials.
She made her debut here On Tuesday and stayed on to take second spot, again shaving off another length or two. Hather Violet is the lone wide seed, which will hopefully see her enjoy a trouble-free run and she is taken to come through in the closing stages to snatch this.
20:45 Pelaw Grange
A good case can be made for LE RAZALE (best price 2-1) after she made a very impressive debut over C&D just over a week ago. Showing very smart pace into the turn, she quickly put the race to bed and more of the same can be expected. Indeed, she could find plenty on that one run.
Her trainer, Glenn Foot, does not have that many runners in his care, but with the ones he does have, he is doing an impressive job with. From 15 runners this year, he has sent out seven winners and, in the last 14 days, he had had two winners from three outings. With a little luck, Le Razale can add to those impressive figures.