We have another busy week of greyhound racing ahead, with meetings and races of note taking place in both the UK and Australia. There are the usual BAGS and BEGS races every day this week, but we see the schedule step up a level with the Queensland Derby on Thursday. Here are our top May 11 Greyhounds betting tips.
On Saturday we are treated to the Ladies Bracelet, Bob Payne Sprint, Irish Cesarewitch and the Crayford Vase and that’s more than enough to hold our attention. Major bookmakers are offering early prices on each of the main talking points of that schedule, meaning you can get in early to secure a better price about your selection before the late rush from casual backers on the day of the contest. Great news for those looking to get in early and bag their share of the value.
Our team of greyhound tipsters and sports betting experts have trawled through the betting before returning with their views on which runners are deserving of your stake money, as well as the bookies who are offering best odds. Making a profit from sports betting is no mean feat, of course, but it’s made all the more difficult by taking less of a price about your selections. It’s worth doing your research to find out which firms are market best price but, thankfully, our team are more than happy to do the legwork for you.
There are 10 runners to decide from in the outright betting for what will be a competitive renewal of the Queensland Derby and the charts are dominated by King Cratos who is no better than 6/4 with Bet365 at the time of writing. Not too many firms are up with their market just yet, but Bet365 were first, leading the way. It’s not difficult to see why odds-makers have gone with that call, but it’s just a little too short for us, so we’ll look elsewhere for our interest.
The runner to carry our stake money in the 2019 Queensland Derby outright betting will be Bad Benny who looks to have been overpriced at 15/2 with Bet365. That’s a bold statement from traders but we think it’s one that might come back to haunt them, especially if our selection runs as expected and can build on his recent promise. Each-way backers will get 1/4 the odds a place 1-2-3 and that works as a bit of a safety net for followers.
Another race that has kept followers of greyhound racing guessing in the build-up and another bookies have had their say on, pricing up a market and challenging punters to take them on. The current betting has Zipping Bailey as the 2/1 favourite with Bet365 and we make that a market leader worth having on side. He fully deserves his place at the head of the betting but there’s still enough value in the 2/1 price to make him worth a pop.
Three on the Bounce
The Ladbrokes Golden Easter Egg winner was in a fine mood earlier in this competition when winning in the heats of this Group 3 race. That victory made it three on the bounce around Wentworth Park in recent weeks and the Jason Mackay sprinter seems to be improving all the time. He is winning races, recording personal best times and picking up respected awards in the process. If he continues in that form, he’ll get this tied up in no time.
Others in the betting worth a mention are Little Jebrynah, the 3/1 second favourite, Good Odds Meghan at 19/5, Zombie 5/1 and there’s sure to be bits and pieces of attention for Princess Zesta at 7/1, all priced taken from the Bet365 website.
Race of the week for us and this year’s contest won’t disappoint as we head into Saturday’s final. Followers have enjoyed their fair share of drama in this tournament so far, but we’re set for plenty more of the same in the decider. Bookmakers have come forward with their thoughts on how the race should pan-out and they appear to be torn between Skywalker Logan and Totos Park, both currently priced as 6/4 joint favourites at the time of writing.
When the money men can’t quite seem to make up their minds that rates as great news for punters as they can take full advantage of that indecision in the ranks. It has been a great few weeks for Irish greyhound racing and they tasted glory in the Scottish Derby when Braveheart Bobby won around Shawfield. The victor attracted late support and that proved to be shrewd money, the Pat Buckley trained winner ending as a fully deserving champion.
Logan Arrives in Great Form
Who will come out on top in this race? Pat Guilfoyle trains the extra special Skywalker Logan and the recent signs tell us that’s the one we should have our cash on. He was the fastest winner in the semi finals at Mullingar, smashing the field by an incredible six lengths. His rivals failed to get near him that day and punters who had Skywalker Logan backed in the race betting will know he now owes them nothing. He’s an easy dog to support and the 6/4 is just about enough to deserve our stake. Make sure you shop about to ensure nothing better has been added in the time of us publishing and you betting as greyhound prices often change with the wind.
The final field is made up of Vaguely Noble at 5/1, Bective Zita at 11/2, Mean Beauty at 12/1 and Dromrich Altair who has been priced up as the outsider at a chunky 16/1. Each-way backers will get place terms of 1/4 the odds the best three finishers, which looks generous and makes taking a chance on a bigger price that bit easier to do.