As UK greyhound racing returns, Paul Millward has one tip for today at Kinsley, with more to come later today.
It is fairly safe to say that that yesterday was a very good day – for the bookmakers! Finding winners was tough going as the greyhounds and horses got back into action after a long time on the side-lines. It may well be that the form will not settle down for two or three weeks but, hopefully, there will be some worthwhile punting opportunities in the meantime, albeit with minimal stakes for now.
First up today is the early paced MOORLANDS STAR (best price 5-2). She looked in need of her four-bend comeback trial as, after comfortably leadin,g she struggled to get home. Just prior to the break tough, she made all in similar company to today’s opposition and just failed to hold on in an A3 contest shortly afterwards.
Returning in A4 puts her in with an obvious chance and she looks good to lead this field into the first bend. With luck, she can build a long enough lead by the end of the back stretch to hold off the stronger types in the field in the closing stages.
He maybe the baby in the line-up but COBRA BOY (best price 10-11) has already built himself quite a reputation with an enviable seven wins from just his 12 outings to date, including five in this type of company. Going into the lockdown, he notched up a very impressive double and a repeat of those sort of runs will make him tough to beat.
He has also been most consistent with his sectionals and, clearly well suited to the draw next to the rails, an all the way success can be expected. His substandard trial last week is something of a worry, but that spin will more than likely to have put him spot on and he will be the one to stop here.
This represents a substantial enough drop in class for CABRIOL CURTIS (best price 11-5) and he looks worth at least a small interest. He has been running consistently well without much success in D2 company and, at this level (has won two from three), should have a far better chance of stamping his authority early on in the race.
Another fact in his favour is the strength of the opposition. At least a couple of them are probably seen to better advantage over longer trips, while trial form shows he should comfortably have the measure over kennelmate Lusarel Sadie. Providing there are no mistakes at the start, Cabriol Curtis should not be pushed to get back in the winning groove.