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Sneezys Hero to run Romford rivals ragged

| 08.07.2016

David Metcalf | July 8, 2016

Sneezys Hero the standout bet at Romford

T4 Sneezys Hero has a terrific record at Romford and can further enhance it with victory in the 400 Standard Final (21:24) on a cracking 13-race Open card screened live on Racing Post Greyhound TV (Sky 468, Freesat 250).

Phil Simmonds’ dog has won eight of his 16 starts at the venue and is three from five when sporting the black jacket.

The son of Vans Escalade also comes into the contest in the form of his life, having won his last four starts by an average of six lengths.

Greyhounds - Romford Greyhound Stadium

In the last of those seven days ago he made his usual lightning start to make all and beat Marmalady by four lengths and has nothing to fear from that re-opposing rival.

Sneezys Hero’s sectionals suggest he should have no problem clearing the inside and this looks a glorious chance for him to land another trap-to-line success.

Present can cut loose in Stayers

In the Stayers Final at 21:06, T1 Johns Present looks the one to beat judged on his win in the heats.
Paul Young’s dog won the Rose Bowl over course and distance and comes into the contest in good heart, having won four of his last five starts at the track.

In the last of those he showed his customary early pace to make all and beat Ballymac Victor by a head.
The son of Barefoot Bolt is drawn on the inside of that re-opposing rival and if pinging out in his best fashion that should enable him to boss the inside and make all.

Pass To Go drawn to attack

In the 225m Sprint (20:34), T6 Pass To Go can exploit what looks a dream draw to land the spoils. Bob Pattinson’s dog runs the track extremely well and has some top class form to his name, having finished runner-up in the Golden Sprint.

This doesn’t look the strongest of contests and as the sole wide seed in the line-up Pass To Go should get acres of room on the run to the first bend.

Greyhounds - St Leger Final - Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium

There is every chance of him turning in front, and if doing so Pass To Go is going to be very hard to beat given the strength of his form over the standard 400m trip.

Chopchop Blakey can complete five-timer

T6 Chopchop Blakey is thriving at present and looks ideally housed to make it five wins on the bounce in the 22:11.

Ernie Gaskins’ dog has shown ferocious early pace to drive the bend and make all in his last four outings and is now two from three in Opens at the venue.

The son of Vans Escalade also has a near 50 per cent strike rate from the stripes and is the sole wide seed in the line-up.

With possibility of crowding on the inside, he can once again turn the bend in front and lead his rivals a merry dance.

Romford selections

20:34 T6 Pass To Go
21:06 T1 Johns Present
21:24 T4 Sneezys Hero (NAP)
22:11 T6 Chopchop Blakey (NB)


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David Metcalf

A lifelong Manchester United supporter, David has over 25 years’ experience in the media industry having worked for regional and national newspapers. He is a huge horse racing, football and greyhound fan and has done interviews on various radio and TV stations, including talkSPORT and Sky Sports, whilst working as a PR front man for a betting firm. David has also written for most of the top Premier League football fan websites, and produced a Cheltenham Festival guide with former eight-times champion national hunt jockey Peter Scudamore, MBE, after helping him to set up a syndicate for his trainer son Michael.