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Wimbledon best bets: My Mate Max can be the punters pal

| 29.09.2016

David Metcalf | September 29, 2016

My Mate Max odds make plenty of appeal

There is some decent Open race action on a mixed-card at Wimbledon tonight screened live on Racing Post Greyhound TV (Sky 468, Freesat 250) and T4 My Mate Max looks terrific value to land the spoils in division two of the 480m Standard at 20:58.

John Mullins’ charge is a potent force when timing it right at the traps and was far from disgraced on his last visit to the track when getting badly crowded and finishing fourth to Eden The Kid in the first round heats of the Derby.

Since then he has run consistently well and gone on to score at Yarmouth and Hove, showing bags of early pace on both occasions.

My Mate Max odds feature in our Wimbledon greyhounds best bets.

My Mate Max odds feature in our Wimbledon greyhounds best bets.

The son of Kinloch Brae beat kennelmate Clubber Leng by a short-head in the former, and that re-opposing rival does not look ideally drawn in Trap 1 with two railers on his outside.

There is a distinct possibility of crowding on the inside and, if My Mate Max can produce a smash break, it will give him every chance of turning the first bend in front and establishing a race winning lead.

Mac Foiche can cash-in on class drop

T2 Mac Foiche has suffered some costly defeats of late but looks to have found a glorious opening to get back to winning ways in the 273m Sprint (20:26).

Richard Devenish’s dog has won four of his six starts over course and distance, including the final of the British Bred Sprint.

He clocked a flying 15.89 in the semi-final of that competition and that is miles better than what any of his rivals have achieved.

Although surprisingly picked up when beaten a length over course and distance seven days ago, it may well have been that Mac Foiche was still a bit ring rusty on just his third competitive start after a break.

He should now be spot on to do himself justice and this looks the easiest assignment the son of Ballymac Vic has faced for some time.

Broadway Ghost drawn to deliver

In the 687 Maiden Stayers (21:15), T6 Broadway Ghost can take advantage of what looks a dream draw to make a winning debut over six-bends.

Sean White’s dog has some solid recent form over the standard trip, staying on strongly to beat the useful King Eden and running well to finish third behind Lenson Santi.

Mac Foiche should storm to victory.

Mac Foiche should storm to victory.

He looks the type who could have even more to offer now stepped up in distance and, although seeded middle, looks ideally housed in the stripes with five railers on his inside.

Broadway Ghost should get acres of room on the run to the vital first bend and, if getting loose on the bunny, is likely to be very hard to peg back.

Falcon can swoop to success in finale

In division one of the 480m Standard that brings proceedings to a close (21:48), T2 Peregrine Falcon looks worth siding with to get the better of the in-form Queen Asia.

The dog has some top class form to his name and last seen at the track when a 4 1/4 length sixth behind Jaytee Jet in the Derby final in June.

Now in the care of John Mullins, the son of Ace Hi Rumble comes into the race in fine form having won his heat in the Kent Derby heat at Central Park in terrific style, before looking unlucky in the semis when getting badly crowded on more than one occasion before finishing third.

The form of those races read well in the context of this contest and although T1 Queen Asia is blessed with bags of early dash, Peregrine Falcon himself has plenty of early boot and if turning in a handy pitch can prove the stronger of the pair at the business end of affairs.

Wimbledon best bets:

20:26 T2 Mac Foiche
20:58 T4 My Mate Max (NAP)
21:15 T6 Broadway Ghost (NB)
21:48 T2 Peregrine Falcon


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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.