Derby Blog: Round 3

So it is off to Wimbledon on Saturday for round 3 of the William Hill Greyhound Derby. Jack has won in his first two rounds and now looks to reach the quarter finals on Saturday. He goes in heat 8. The first 3 go through and given a clear run we would hope to progress.

It is getting serious now! If we get through we are back for the quarters on Tuesday and the Semis next Saturday. It is superb!


Viking Jack with Carl Harris


Here are my thoughts on the third round and a few betting pointers for Saturday night at Wimbledon…

19.16 Wimbledon Heat 1- GEELO VEGAS Trap 4

Outsider of the whole field but I think that this dog is underrated and certainly if he traps out he could steel a march. Quietly is a decent dog and is a worthy favourite but I am not letting this dog go off 8/1 unbacked in this race! Small bet at a big price.

19.32 Wimbledon Heat 2 DROOPYS NIDGE Trap 6

One of the competition favourites. He can start and lead all the way, he has a kamikaze move at the first bend, which I think may be a problem against faster starters. I think though he will lead all the way and win this nicely! MAX BET for me this one.

19.48 Wimbledon Heat 3 LEAMONLEIGH TURBO Trap 5 

I am going against Swift Keith the favourite at the early prices, and I think they have this one wrong. Turbo can start and I do not think he will be caught. I fear Evanta Evita more than Swift Keith but I rate this dog highly and again MAX BET

20.04 Wimbledon Heat 4 CLARES WONDER Trap 6

I don’t think this is a strong heat and would hope Clares Wonder and win this comfortably. The first three in the betting should all qualify but I like this dog and will be on, not a MAX BET but I do think it will win.

20.19 Wimbledon Heat 5 NEWIN YOLO Trap 3

This is some race, the top 3 in this heat feature in the top 4 in the competition betting. Early prices have Farloe Blitz as favourite, but for me Newin Yolo is the dog to beat in the competition and I think he will win this race and be favourite for the Derby. But what a race, you can not go MAX BET in this, I will savour this one and won’t bet but would take Newin Yolo to get the better of these. Will there be a shock, I think there might be a shock elimination. But theese are THREE top dogs!

20.36 Wimbledon Heat 6 ROMANY ROUGE Trap 6

I will not be having a wager in this race either. It is too close to call with Romany Rouge and Roxholme ted for me, so I will sit this one out. Mind you I will probably be biting my nails waiting for Viking Jack to run!

20.52 Wimbledon Heat 7 RIO QUATTRO Trap 2

I think this is a good fav and should win, MAX BET. I am not sure I will see any of it but this looks an ideal make up and the blue should have no problems qualifying and should in fact win this!

21.07 Wimbledon Heat 8 VIKING JACK TRAP 5

Jack has a good make up in this race and if he starts like he has been starting I think he will win this race. Droopys Ward is a fancied dog, we were in front of him in the win and you’re in at Sheffield but if he starts there is no stronger finisher. William Hill are 9/4 on Jack and I have had a good bet at this price. Jack will need to start, but if he does he will take some stopping! MAX BET at 9/4 VIKING JACK!

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