RPGTV Notebook - December 6

RPGTV Notebook - December 6

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

Dingys Tommy (Doncaster D2)
John Sharp's dog is yet to open his account at the track having transferred from Sheffield but dropped a big hint that the time is close. He paced up best but was just a little hesitant at the first bend and the loss of momentum ultimately allowed odds-on kennelmate to pounce.
Gainstown Biggie (Harlow D4)
Having secured a first victory at the track on his previous start, Debbie Hurlock's dog could hardly have gone closer to completing a double. He showed the best early pace to lead and seemed in control only to be collared in the final stride. Similar tactics will work more often than not.
Grafton Whitepaw (Towcester A4)
Heather Dimmock's downgraded dog showed good early before having his back legs taken from him going into the second bend, losing plenty of momentum. A debutant pup stole the advantage but he battled back and made up plenty of ground to only be beaten a head in the finish.
Hothshad Lad (Central Park A3)
Alfie Herbert's May 2021 pup has been climbing swiftly through the grades with a couple of successes and went close on his latest outing. He just came up against a stronger finisher on the night and succumbed late but is definitely heading in the right direction.
Lolas Legacy (Hove A10)
Still to pick up a win after ten attempts, Derek Knight's caught the eye all the same. She was moderately away but managed to turn in third before working her way into the race down the far side. Trouble afterwards cost her any chance but she kept on well.
Masonbigbromac (Crayford A7)
Progressive sort for James Turner was unfortunate not to land a third win from five starts after blasting clear from trap six. Was picked up late by a strong sort who went round with him, but they were well clear of the field and more success looks a given.
Sad Eyes (Henlow A9)
Richard Fitch's bitch has been clocking respectable times despite seeing her losing run stretch to 12. After trouble at the first bend, she made up very good ground to finish second, behind an impressive pup on debut. Switching back to a more middle draw than two might help.
Tracy Went Mad (Oxford OR)
Kevin Hutton’s bitch went very close to making a winning debut over 450m but that has been the closest she has come to getting off the mark. Her latest six-bend effort in the heats of a Category One competition suggested that a slight drop in class may be all she needs. 
Vixons Ranger (Monmore A4)
Having begun his British career in opens, Brian Thompson's dog was dropped to A4 for his fourth graded start and sent off favourite. He was led early by the ultimate winner but closed the gap down the far side and looked to be travelling best only for the leader to find plenty.
Young Telex (Romford A4)
Had lost his way a bit after climbing the ranks from A10 to A2 class, but Paul Young's railer looks comfortable now back in current company. Could never get on terms with a good winner latest but stuck to the task well in second and looks set to get back on track.