Followers of the greyhound racing scene have one of the biggest events of the year to look forward to this week as the Irish Greyhound Derby comes into play on Thursday 1 August. Here are our Irish Greyhound Derby betting tips.
A Closer Look
Bookmakers have reacted to the increased levels of interest by offering their views on how the tournament might go, in the form of an antepost list. This affords backers the chance to get in early and secure a better price about their dog of choice.
There’s more risk involved in calling an outright winner at this early stage, but the money men make sure the rewards are there for all to see. Back your idea of a champion or take advantage of the each-way betting on offer. Many firms are paying 1/4 the odds six places.
That means, to ensure a pay-out, you just need your pick to reach the final. From there you will have a choice to cash out or let the bet run. That makes taking a punt on an outsider easier and that’s what we plan to do this week.
The betting has placed Ballymac Cooper at the head of the market and that’s favourite at the time of writing. There’s a whopping 14/1 available at Ladbrokes and the fact the leader is such a big price proves just how competitive this field is. Skywalker Logan comes in as second fav and you’ll get 20/1 at Ladbrokes. That’s market best price and is sure to see a fair share of attention.
We’re having another 20/1 shot in Jaytee Taylor and the reason for that bet is we expected it to be favourite. The selection is overpriced and we’re more than happy to take a chance.