RPGTV Notebook - August 9

RPGTV Notebook - August 9

Highlighting the greyhounds who have caught the eye of RPGTV analysts over the past seven days.

Brennans Debbie (Doncaster B6)
Debbie Calvert's bitch put in an incredible run. Slowly away and behind early, she was still last after second bend crowding but took off down the back to move into third at the penultimate turn. Still had plenty of ground make up but flew late to be beaten a short-head.
Decoy Parker (Harlow OR)
Kevin Cobbold's dog secured a 14th career success with an excellent display combining speed and determination. It was unclear who would make the bend in front but he made the corner his by cutting across rivals to assert and he will be a force in any subsequent race he contests.
Farloe Elton (Hove A6)
Finished last on his third start but the November 2020 pup caught the eye all the same. Richard Yeates' charge looked the winner when challenging at the last bend but greenness caught him out as he checked up into the back of the leader and further trouble followed.
Feora Emily (Central Park A7)
Having just her second four-bend race of the year for trainer Bob Pattinson, she really should come on for this outing. Showing good early pace she raced into the lead before her stamina gave out. She was competing in A5 class late last year so race fitness was the likely issue.
Flitwick Club (Henlow, IT)
Made her debut for Peter Henman after one down-the-field previous appearance in a Newcastle open and ran really well despite walking out of traps. Tracked cleverly to turn third and chased hard throughout, only being relegated one position right on the line. 
Knockna Pippen (Crayford A7)
After a flat-footed start and early crowding, Nick Carter's bitch flew into the turn to take up the lead. She was always going to be vulnerable close home and was collared late on by a strong rival but will be tough to hold if coming away on terms next time.
Lightfoot Miguel (Monmore OR)
Making his six-bend debut against some classy rivals, Anthony West's dog was slowly away but showed tremendous pace to all but round the field only for crowding to check his momentum. He held second until approaching the fifth then tired so watch for him in lesser company.
Mudtown Moon (Towcester D3)
Jason Foster's bitch has been returning well from her season and went close second time back. She has won in better company and marginal improvement at the traps can soon see her score. A return to four bends could eventually be on the cards but there are more sprint wins in her.
Puttfor Charlie (Romford A1)
Having worked his way up to top grade on his return from injury this was a bold bid against a useful rival. He broke moderately, muscled his way into second and then set off after the leader. Paul Young's dog had nearly three lengths to find at halfway but failed by only a neck.