Here are our top July 20 greyhounds betting tips. The summer sports schedule is in full flow and we’ve witnessed some thrilling matches over the course of the last week. The men’s final at Wimbledon between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic was one for the ages, resulting in a five-hour marathon that looked like it could go on all night. The Cricket World Cup final saw England win their first trophy thanks to a wafer-thin victory over a New Zealand side who refused to go down at Lord’s.
It has been a thoroughly enjoyable time to be a sports fan and many of us haven’t been too upset about the lack of football. Champions League and Europa League qualifiers return this midweek to help fill the gap and there’s also plenty for supporters of greyhound racing to get involved with. It’s a great time to attend a meeting in the UK and Ireland and there’s no lack of major races scheduled during the warm weather.
Get in Early for a Better Price
There’s also lots to bet on and you can have your say every day on the BAGs and BEGS, betting race by race or aiming for a big price pay-out by placing a multiple, such as an accumulator. You can also look further ahead and bet antepost on one of the upcoming events, getting in early to secure a better price on your selection than will be available to those who leave it until race day. Playing the antepost markets carries more of a risk as you’re often making a call before the final line-up has been decided, but the rewards often make it worthwhile.
Having placed your bet, either antepost or on the day, modern bookmakers allow you the chance to cheer your selections on live. Play with the likes of Bet365 or William Hill and cheer your greyhound on in real time thanks to a faultless live stream that can be viewed on your desktop computer at home or on a mobile app when on the move. Turn everyday situations into a thrilling live betting experience at the touch of a button.
There’s also no lack of markets available for punters to wager their cash on. Bet on the race winner, play each-way for an added safety net or gamble without the favourite, a market that takes out the shortest price runner and helps create a more competitive race. Greyhound racing is exciting, but not nearly as exciting as landing a winning bet on greyhound racing.
Guys and Dolls
The Guys and Dolls tournament is held annually at Crayford Stadium and was first run back in 1977. Each race, including the final, is contested over 380 metres and it’s usually very well supported by the race going public who turn out to support the event and catch a glimpse of some of the best greyhounds over this trip.
Ladbrokes sponsor the competition, but it is very well covered by major bookmakers and the prize money on offer ensures there’s always a good turnout of experienced runners and those looking to make a name for themselves this season. Picking the winner is never easy but the prices on offer are well worth aiming for with traders in a particularly generous mood this year. The reason for that is they don’t seem too sure who the eventual champion is going to be. This year’s final rates as a competitive contest and that has kept the money men guessing during the build-up.
We are down to the last six runners who will battle it out for this year’s title and the prices range from 11/8 to 25/1, although there’s not an awful lot between the first few in the betting. Will you go with the jolly or look further down the list for one at a bigger price who is capable of upsetting the odds? The reason greyhound racing is so popular is that anything can happen, and usually does. The dog could be odds-on favourite to win a race, but a slow start or early collision could rule it out before the first bend. That’s why punters love it, but we must tread carefully.
Favourites Show Up Strong in This Race
Kilmore Lemon won the race 12 months ago when sent off a 1/2 jolly for Patrick Janssens and that was the second winning favourite in as many years. Recent history shows us five of the last seven champions have been starting price favourite and that will hold a lot of weight with those who enjoy following the form. It’s also worth mentioning that two of the last three champions have been locally trained dogs, Brick Mansions in 2016 and Pure Placere a year later.
This year’s favourite is Magical Houdini and that will come as no surprise to punters who have followed the heats of this competition. Traders can’t seem to agree on just how good this dog is, however. Some firms are offering only even money on it doing as expected and winning the race while sponsors Ladbrokes have been a bit more generous, serving up 11/8. As any experienced sports bettor will confess, if you back enough even money shots at 11/8 you’ll do well in this game.
The main danger is expected to come from Seaglass Shadow who has been chalked up on the betting board at 5/2, best price with bet365. It would come as no surprise whatsoever to see the second fav come home in front. Others in the running are Gislebertus at 10/3 (Ladbrokes), Fernhill Rex 12/1 (Bet365), Sleepie Genie 25/1 William Hill) and Skip Mayo 25/1 (Bet365).