Leading greyhound trainer Nathan Hunt is one of the brightest talents in the game and writes exclusively for Oddschecker every week. In this week’s column, he discusses his Scurry Cup finalist Ive Got Gears who lines up at Harlow in the final at 8.03pm this evening. He also looks ahead to Ballyard Ricki’s run in Saturday’s Derby Plate at Nottingham. Nathan advised 9/1 winner Ive Got Gears in his latest column and was also involved in our Greyhound Derby Quarter-Final Preview in which he provided viewers with his best bets for Saturday’s action.

It was great to be involved in the Oddschecker Greyhound Derby Quarter-Final Preview this week

I really enjoyed filming the Oddschecker preview for this weekend’s Greyhound Derby quarter-finals at Nottingham. Along with Danny Archer and Oddschecker’s Paul Millward, hopefully we’ve pointed viewers in the direction of a couple of winners on Saturday night.


My ante-post selection for the Derby Glengar Bale (tipped at 28/1 two weeks ago) is still in the competition and should run well in the fourth quarter-final at 9.26pm.

However, my NAP of the evening would be Coolavanny Chick at around the 5/6 mark who runs in the opening quarter-final at 8.36pm. She looks well-drawn and can make her presence felt.

Ive Got Gears runs in the BGBF British Bred Scurry Final at Harlow

She ran a cracking race last week. She trapped pretty well, but paced up really well to the bend and ran a really good first and second bend. It is a sharp bend at Harlow and is a hard bend to run, but she had benefitted from having a couple of runs at the track and ran really well. She was 9/1 and she beat a couple of short-priced contenders fair and square in the semi-final.

She has drawn trap two in the final. She has a dog drawn in trap one Dundee June who she beat last week and she should lead her to the bend. It is whether she can handle being drawn in trap two as she is usually drawn in the middle. Hopefully she stays pretty straight and then cuts in. She is a bitch in form and we’re hopeful of a big run from her anyway.