The English Greyhound Derby is in the books, bringing an end to what was another stunning renewal of the sport’s favourite competition. There’s still plenty to bet on, however, with races and antepost lists designed to hold your interest as we head into a new week and the early part of July. Here are our top July 1 greyhound betting tips.
The Irish Greyhound Derby gets started on the opening day of the month with the heats taking place on Monday 1 July. Like it’s cousin in England, this is a tournament that attracts a large audience with punters from all over the world betting early in the hope of securing a bigger price on their selection. The earlier you bet the more risk involved, but the rewards are far greater.
Irish Greyhound Derby Gets Started
The Irish Greyhound Derby antepost betting offers plenty of value with a wide-open field to choose from. Lenson Blinder is current favourite and the fact there’s a 20/1 price tag attached by Bet365 shows just what we can expect to find. There are a wide range of quotes across the board, with much indecision amongst traders and that will catch the eye of value hunters who make a profit pouncing on any indecision.
We plan on steering clear of the Irish Greyhound Derby during the heats and would much prefer to keep our powder dry until we’ve seen the first round of heats and get an idea of what dogs are running on the competition and the names that appear to be in form. If you would like to jump the gun and get in early, we’d say you could do a lot worse than backing Ballymac Cooper as there’s bits and pieces of 25/1 available while many firms go only 16/1 on the same dog.
Another That Has Kept Traders Guessing
Looking to later in the week and we have the Brisbane Cup and Bendigo Cup to look forward to. The Brisbane Cup takes place on Thursday 4 July and this is another race that has kept traders guessing in the build-up. There’s very little between the main players in the field with no more than a point the difference between the first four dogs in the betting. Considering there’s only 10 to choose from, that proves just how competitive traders expect this race to be.
Black Opium is 2/1 favourite at the time of writing and that’s joined by Orson Allen who is also available at the 2/1 mark. A straight shoot-out between the first two on the list or is it worth casting your eye further down the pecking order in the hope of picking out a lively contender at a bigger price? Sennachie certainly can’t be taken lightly and is available at 5/2 while you’ll find Dyna Patty with a 3/1 tag slapped on its back by the money men. Lots to think about here.
The Brisbane Cup is Group 1 contest, so we know winning it will be no mean feat and the fact there’s over 75,000 AUD paid in prize money to the winner means the biggest and best in the field will be in attendance. We are guaranteed a thrilling race as the field battle it out over 520 at Albion Park in an attempt to etch their name into the history books. The winner of this race would add their name to an exclusive honours roll.
We Don’t Envy Traders Here
When running through the form of this race it was no surprise to see traders take up position on the fence and although we are usually delighted to see them fumble around looking to nail down a favourite, we don’t envy the odds-makers having to create a book in this race. At the time of writing we’d be confident to say a strong case could be made for any in the field winning this race and it would come as no surprise to see an outsider go and spoil the party.
Which dog should you have your cash on? We do believe the eventual champion will come from one of the market leaders, but we are also happy to oppose the first couple in the betting and take a chance at a runner with a decent price attached. The dog to carry our hope is Sennachie who can be trusted at a decent 5/2 with Bet365. Each way backers can take advantage of 1/4 the odds a place 1-2-3, but the odds are still a little tight for that, in our opinion. We play this one win only.
The 2018 dog has made headlines already this year on the back of a solid run of form and was spotted making a winning debut at Sandown Park in March. Our pick was in blistering form that day and did everything correct. He burst out of the traps, made the first bend ahead of his rivals before applying the gas and sprinting to the finish. It was a punch perfect performance and we’re sure if he can repeat the feat here, he will take all the beating. One thing we are confident about, backers will get a serious run for their money when backing Sennachie.
Looking at the Bendigo Cup run on Thursday and we have a similar tale to tell here with Crimson Vixen sitting at the head of a competitive field. Traders at Bet365 have attached a 9/5 price tag and that makes it jolly ahead of Jebrynah at 12/5 and Curt Lee 11/2 with the same firm.
Running Royalty is also an 11/2 poke, before we get into the bigger offers about the dogs who would do well to place. Each way backers will get 1/4 the odds the best three in the Bendigo Cup and that allows us to have an interest play on an outsider. We suggest a small stakes go on Time To Talk at 13/2 with Bet365.