Let’s look at the top May 4 Greyhounds betting tips. We have a hectic week of greyhound racing ahead with followers of the sport enjoying tournaments of note on Tuesday to finish the month in style before we go straight into Saturday’s schedule, headlined by the RPGTV 500. Followers can bet on the action and follow the racing live on Racing Post Greyhound TV or with any major bookmaker through a faultless live stream. Backing blind is a thing of the past in the industry.
Bookmakers have priced up three major competitions this week at the time of writing. As well as the RPGTV 500, they also offer early books on the winner of the Scottish Derby at Shawfield on Tuesday, and the Northern Sprint on the same night. Flick through the form of the runners involved and make your antepost bets. You can bet as a single to give yourself the best chance of grabbing a profit, while those after more may want to throw a few together in a multiple, such as a Trixie. If you can’t quite decide on the winner, each-way betting gives punters a bit more of a safety net.
Our team of greyhound tipsters and sports betting enthusiasts have run over the form and figures, previewing the three major races of the week, before offering our thoughts on how best to invest your cash to secure a profit. We’ll also explain which bookmakers are offering market best odds and this is crucial for those serious about making a profit from their predictions.
The latest from what has already been a pulsating Scottish Derby at Shawfield and fans who get themselves along to the Glasgow venue will be guaranteed an evening of entertainment. If you can’t make it along to watch the racing in person, you can always keep tabs on the results thanks to the live coverage offered by RPGTV, with a sizeable audience expected.
We have arrived at the semi-final stage and the best dogs from the night will go on to contest the grand final. You can bet on the winner of each race or look ahead to the overall champion by getting in early to secure a better price on your dog of choice. Betting on the winner of the Scottish Greyhound Derby before the semis and beating the queues will see you take more of a chance than waiting for the final field to be decided, but you’ll also get more of a reward for your efforts.
They’re Ready to Quote
Bookmakers have had their say and Droopys Verve is favourite with all leading firms. The jolly is tight in the betting but the 8/11 offered by William Hill is just a little better than you’ll get elsewhere, many firms offering 4/6 on the same bet. That tells us the money men just can’t see past Droopys Verve, but we don’t want to be cheering an odds-on shot in a competition where anything could happen and if the fav is going to win we’ll let him do it, looking elsewhere for our value fix.
Braveheart Bobby is an 8/1 shot with Bet365 at the time of writing and that makes more appeal than going with the market leader. Trained by the capable hands of Buckley, this 2016 dog has impressed us of late, but we expect more from him and that’ll hopefully come in midweek. He was second here earlier this month when finishing behind Droopys Davy and will have to build on that, but we’re expecting him to do just that. Each-way backers will get 1/4 the odds a place 1-2.
The final of the Northern Sprint will also take place on Tuesday evening at Sheffield and is another you can watch live on RPGTV. The final six-runner field is topped by Roxholme Nige in the betting with no more available than the 2/1 you’ll get at Bet365. We completely understand where traders are coming from with that approach, but we’re again on the lookout for value.
A Flash in the Pan
Calzaghe Flash has been written off a little too easily by the betting and that caught our attention. Carl Roberts’ contender is a real speedster and if he’s able to ping the traps and get the quick start needed, he should avoid any early traffic as the field battle to the first bend. If Calzaghe Flash does as expected and can get his nose in front, he has the stamina and drive to see this out and cause a bit of an upset. The 4/1 at Ladbrokes is almost insulting to his chances, but we certainly won’t be moaning about it if he proves us right.
The highlight of the weekend action and this is another final we’ve been looking forward to. We’ve been happy to take on the traders already this week but make them right when pricing this race up as a straight shoot-out between Toolmaker Jet and Velvet Juliet, both runners available at 3/1 with Bet365. A case could be made for an upset, but we’re happy to stick with the two who have been prominent in the betting from the start.
A Punt on Jet
Which runner deserves your stake money on Saturday? We’ll keep our stakes down to interest level as we look to make this a bit more exciting with a punt on Toolmaker Jet. Trained by Hyslop, this September 2016 dog was out at Shawfield last month when ending down the pack over 480m. A race won by odds-on favourite King Turbo, Jet carried the weight of a 10/1 price tag but his efforts there ensured bookies have him much shorter in the betting to claim this prize.
We’ll need to see the very best of Toolmaker Jet if we’re to get a pay out from this race but he isn’t up against the strongest of fields here and, with a bit of luck coming out of the traps, he should use his early pace to hit the front. Once there he’ll keep on strongly to the finish.