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Zap can zoom to success on TV card at Romford

| 24.08.2016

David Metcalf | August 24, 2016

Droopys Zap the standout bet at Romford

There’s some decent Open race action on a mixed card at Romford tonight screened live on Racing Post Greyhound TV (Sky 468, Freesat 250) and T2 Droopys Zap rates the standout bet in the heat three of the Champions Night Puppy Standard (20:34).

Danny Mullins’ bitch has won five of her 16 starts at the venue and landed her first Open success in impressive fashion back in June when producing a 3.77 sectional to make all and score by 2 1/2 lengths in a time of 24.27.

Greyhounds - Romford Greyhound Stadium

That reads very well in the context of this contest and Zap comes into it having overcome a bump at the first to land an Open over course and distance five days ago.

With a slow starter on her outside the daughter of Mall Brandy looks nicely housed to ping out and if holding Trap 1 Sneezys Martin to the bend is going to be very hard to contain.

Rambo has the right tools for the job

In heat two of the Champions Night Puppy Standard (20:18) T2 Toolmaker Rambo looks decent value to open his account at the first time of asking.

Paul Young’s pup has won his last three trials at the track in good style, showing improved times on each occasion.

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His sectionals have also got quicker with each outing and he produced a split of 3.77 when clocking 24.34 eight days ago.

That is very good time indeed for such a young dog and Rambo has enough early pace to clear Trap 1 Makeit Boom time to boss the inside and establish a race winning lead.

Hersilia can prove too Swift for On Alert

On Alert has performed at the highest level over four bends but may need the run after a lay-off in heat two of the Champions Night Maiden Stayers over 575m (21:06) and the jolly looks worth taking on with T3 Swift Hersaila.

Maxine Locke’s bitch is unexposed over six bends and came good at the second time of asking with an impressive success in S1 company 13 days ago.

Swift Hersaila showed a nice turn of early pace from Trap 2 to lead at the first and make all to beat Underground Mags by 3 3/4 lengths.

Greyhounds - Romford Greyhound Stadium

She moved middle on the when the traps opened so the switch to the white jacket looks sure to suit.

This demands more but the daughter of Godsend looks the type who has plenty more to offer and needs keeping onside.

Sosaidhs Blue to turn on the style

T2 Sosaidhs Blue has a good record at the track and can further enhance it with victory in the heat one of the Champions Night Marathon (21:40).

Mark Wallis’ bitch is three from nine at the venue and although her best recent time is 48.00 that doesn’t tell the whole story.

Greyhounds - Romford Greyhound Stadium

The daughter of Kinloch Brae clocked 47.25 when scoring by 6 1/2 lengths back in January and 47.41 from the blue jacket back in March when railing well and leading at the second to draw clear and beat Borwick Dazzler by three lengths.

On each occasion she showed stacks of early pace and with the favourite in Trap 1 Mustang Golden not the quickest from the lids Sosaidhs has every chance of leading early and playing catch me if you can.

Romford best bets

20:18 T2 Toolmaker Rambo
20:34 T2 Droopys Zap (NAP)
21:06 T3 Swift Hersilia
21:40 T2 Sosaidhs Blue (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.