Bullet To Shoot Clear In The Henlow Gold Cup

There is Grade 2 greyhound action at Henlow on Sunday where Chubbys Caviar is 5/4 favourite to land the Bunny Gold Cup Final over 550 metres.

It looks a plenty short enough price about the locally trained greyhound who is the only bitch in the line-up and is unquestionably a ‘needs to lead to win’ type. On heat and semi-final form she is marginally the best in the early-pace department but she did not post the fastest time of the three semi-finals and she is parked out in trap 5 amongst two other middle seeds and an early-paced wide-runner. Consequently, 5/4 is way too short for me.

Her trainer, locally based Mark Wallis, fields four runners in the decider and if his Chubbys Caviar needs to lead and will be running on empty in the closing stages, his Towstar Arry is the complete opposite. Don’t expect to see this one in the early stages but nothing will be coming home faster. Returning from a serious injury, this greyhound, a winner over eight-bends, landed his semi-final on merit at 16/1.

In a field littered with doubtful stayers, many featuring the race-card comment ‘led to near line’ alongside their name, I think it will be very difficult to keep the strong running Towstar Arry out of the tricast paying positions, whilst he could possibly snatch a forecast slot.

Personally, I don’t see him taking the gold medal, one of this field will surely open up an unassailable lead. BetVictor believe the best candidate for that (beyond the race favourite) is Romford raider Itsur Mate who has a plot draw in 6 and has the beatings of the veteran Garryglass Champ on semi-final form.

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He’s four from six over course and distance (with two seconds) and with a 33.51sec opening round time and 33.68sec semi-final clocking, he boasts the two fastest times of those left in the competition.

Equally well drawn is the lightly raced Busters Bullet who dons the red vest and has two slow starters to his right. Lightly raced, with little to find on times and only recently stepped-up to this intermediate 550 metre six-bend trip, this is the one greyhound who will surely benefit from any coming together amongst his rivals at the opening bends. At the prices, Busters Bullet is a great proposition in a race which will probably go to the greyhound which crosses the line in front on the first circuit.


Busters Bullet 5/1

Towstar Arry Each Way 5/1

*Odds were correct at time of publishing the article

Roy Brindley


Snooker, darts and greyhound betting pundit

A former magazine editor, author and journalist, Roy has specialised in all matters gambling for almost 20 years. He is a regular on English TV screens as a betting pundit and throughout the 2000’s worked as commentator on SKY Sports poker coverage.

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