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Romford best bets: Rage can prove too Swift for Romford rivals

| 07.09.2016

David Metcalf | September 7, 2016

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Coral’s experts provide their best bets for a 12-race graded card at Romford screened live on Racing Post Greyhound TV.

Swift Rage ready to rock again at Romford

There is a 12-race graded card at Romford tonight on Racing Post Greyhound TV (Sky 468, Freesat 250) and T3 Swift Rage rates the standout bet in the S1 at 20:50.

The Maggie Lucas trained youngster has a progressive profile and was very impressive when making a winning six bend debut in an S2 at the track four days ago.

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Swift Rage was quickly away and showed plenty of early pace to make all and score by 5 3/4 lengths.

What impressed most was the way in which he drew clear of his rivals to score with real authority and it was an effort which suggested he needed keeping firmly onside.

A repeat of his 13.90 sectional can enable Swift Rage to once again turn the first bend in front and defy a rise in grade.

Glowing Noir has plenty going for him

Glowing Noir has been knocking on the door of late and can gain a deserved success in the A5 (20:02).

The son of Godsend is a three-time winner in the grade and has a best recent time of 24.53.

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That is around 2 1/2 lengths clear of what any of his nearest rivals on the clock have achieved and sets a clear standard in this line-up.

Glowing Noir also has plenty of early pace and, if beating T5 Sparta Melody to the punch, is going to be hard to peg back once on the bunny.

Gable can Storm to success

Gable Storm has quickly risen through the ranks and can notch a first success in A2 company in the 22:11.

Martin Wiley’s pup has won four of her nine starts at the track, progressing through the grades from A6 to A3.

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Although beaten in two tries in this grade, the daughter of Ballymac Eske has endured troubled passages and been unable to show her true potential.

The fact that Gable Storm has been heavily punted on both occasions speaks volumes and, if getting away in her best fashion, she can return to winning ways.

Colonel Fergie holds major claims

In the A1 (22:26), T4 Colonel Fergie looks decent value to blast out and make all.

Paul Young’s charge is blessed with plenty of early pace and should have little difficulty clearing a slow starter on his immediate inside.

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That should be enough to see Colonel Fergie turn the first bend in front and put himself in the driving seat.

Colonel Fergie also comes into the contest on the back of a fine third in an Open contest at the track, when getting badly crowded on more than one occasion and will appreciate the return to calmer waters.

Romford best bets

20:02 T6 Glowing Noir (NB)
20:50 T3 Swift Rage (NAP)
22:11 T6 Gable Storm
22:26 T4 Colonel Fergie


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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.