The week gets off to a fast and furious start for followers of the greyhound racing scene with the Puppy Classic taking place on Monday. There’s a lot of interest in this one as sports bettors and industry insiders scramble to get a look at the next big thing in the business. Here are our top August 19 greyhounds betting tips.
A Closer Look
Punters are spoiled for choice when it comes to betting on the outright winner with odds-makers offering their views on how the tournament might go in the form of an ante-post betting market. The earlier you bet on the winner the better price you’ll receive about your selection and that has led to a surge in activity. Who will carry your stake money through the early rounds?
The market at present is topped by Ice On Fire who is 3/1 favourite, best price when playing at Ladbrokes. That’s tight so early in the competition but it’s better than the 5/2 you’ll get with most other firms. Our advice is, if you’re going to side with the jolly, you should do it at Ladbrokes to ensure your stake works as hard as possible on your behalf.
Droopy’s Looking Strong
There will be much interest in the market leader, but plenty others will be just as happy to pick one from further down the pecking order as they seek out the value. That’s our intentions when approaching the Puppy Classic and we’re supporting Droopys Cannon at 8/1 with Bet365. This one has bags of pace and enough out of the traps to ensure it’ll take all the beating. Each-way players will get the benefit of 1/4 the odds a place 1-2-3. That gives a bit of a safety net and it’s one worth taking at this stage.