Another exciting week of greyhound racing lies ahead for followers of the sport and bookmakers lay out odds on the outcome of all major BAGs and BEGs meetings to ensure punters have something to hold their interest. Have your say on the winner of the daily races or keep your powder dry for an assault on the antepost markets in the standout competitions. Here are our top May 29 Greyhounds betting tips.
There are many ways to bet on greyhound racing, with a punt to suit all levels of experience, from beginners looking to sample the thrill of a wager on the dogs to more experienced players who enjoy keeping their eye on the form of the runners involved, as well as how trainers have been performing in the build-up. Bet win or each-way on individual races or aim for a bigger price about your selection by getting in early and playing the antepost field.
Get in Early to Secure a Better Price
The latter offers prices on the outright winner of respected tournaments, allowing players to predict the eventual champion before the final has been decided. There’s more of a risk involved here as your pick may be knocked out during the heats, meaning you won’t get a run for your money in the final, but odds-makers ensure the prizes are worth shooting for.
When playing antepost you can get involved before the start of the competition or at any point during the heats and semi-finals with major bookmakers updating their odds to keep pace with results. Those getting in early may want the advantage that comes with placing an each-way bet and you’ll often get place-terms of 1/4 the odds 1-2-3, depending on the size of the original field. That means your dog of choice doesn’t necessarily have to win to land you a profit, as long as they make the final and finish amongst the top-three crossing the line.
Punters will also be delighted to learn betting blind on greyhound racing is now a thing of the past. If you have a bet on any UK and Irish event you can watch the race live on your bookmaker’s website or mobile app completely free of charge. That is often extended to cover major international races.
Backers Have a Choice to Make
The best of the midweek action comes in the form of the Rockhampton Cup on Wednesday. At the time of writing there are 11 runners to choose from with prices ranging between 4/5 and 500/1. It’s not often you’ll find a dog with an odds-on price attached in the antpost list, unless it’s something special, but that’s exactly what punters must deal with here. That leaves backers with a choice to make – follow the thoughts of traders and get your cash down on the jolly, one priced like losing isn’t an option, or go for an outsider with bigger odds attached and hope for an upset, taking the security that comes with an each-way bet.
The Rockhampton Racing Club presents the Group 3 Rockhampton Cup Final at Callaghan Park and although a talented field lined up back at the start, odds compilers had no trouble making their book and have this contest marked down as an easy win for Regal Recall. The market leader has dominated the betting from the get-go, attracting the bulk of money during the antepost betting and has done nothing but shorten as we approach Wednesday’s final.
Backers may think he’s short now but there’s no doubt the jolly will go off at a tighter price after the late money comes for him from casual backers who believe going with the shortest price will give them the best chance of landing a profit. That’s not always the case, of course. Our advice to those planning on backing Regal Recall is to get their cash down as soon as possible to get a better price. If you are taking the favourite, you should do so at Bet365 as they offer market best price.
Blistering Time Makes Regal Recall a Worthy Favourite
Regal Recall made headlines in the heats of this competition with a fine showing earlier this month. Tony Brett’s representative won his race at Callaghan Park without encountering too much fuss along the way. His performance and the times noted ensured punters gave this speedster their full attention and many who didn’t already have him backed were persuaded to get their cash down on Regal Recall going all the way.
Completing the trip in a jaw-dropping 29.79 seconds shouldn’t be ignored and, despite that showing, it’s widely thought this runner has plenty more to offer and was merely showing a percentage of his true ability. With the confidence that comes from carving up a decent field in the heats, the betting favourite is expected to continue his improvement. On Wednesday we should get a feeling for just how good this dog is and what his future holds. Do as expected and win this Group 3 contest and it’s a certainty he will go on to contest bigger and better things.
Take a Chance on Rockstar Rockford
It’s difficult to go against the favourite and he fully deserves to be the price he is, but we can’t back him at odds on as there’s still a good bit of important racing to come and he’ll face stiffer competition between now and the finish. We wouldn’t put anyone off having Regal Recall in their midweek accumulators, but it’s not a bet that captures our imagination.
Instead we will take a chance on one at more attractive odds and the runner to carry our stake money is Rockford who can be backed at 11/2 when taking advantage of the generosity shown by Bet365 traders. Our pick was another that claimed a win in the heats and Glenn Smith’s talent recorded a time of 29.91, despite having more to give. Not far behind the favourite, but the price is much easier to back.