RPGTV Notebook - June 14

RPGTV Notebook - June 14

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

Deadly Brooklyn (Henlow A4)
Jim Daly's veteran is still paying his way and looked unlucky latest having been taken out at the first bend leaving himself way off the pace. Went through the gears from the third bend, however, and clawed an impressive amount of ground back to be beaten less than two lengths.
Eire Sleaty (Monmore D2)
Jooles Slater's dog, a Derry winner in February, ran well on his British debut when going down in a photo. He broke reasonably before being slightly outpaced to the bend but managed to turn unscathed and stayed on well. Marginal improvement at traps can see him go one better.
Oh Tokyo (Towcester D3)
John Mullins' pup finished a solid second behind an experienced rival as he stepped up on his debut effort. He was out-trapped by the winner and was immediately under pressure but paced up really well only to take a wider course than the leader and make no further impression.
Roses Rachel (Hove A11)
Having her fourth start for Derek Knight, the November 2020 pup was dropped in grade and well fancied. A slow start and trouble at the first bend proved costly, but she gave chase and showed impressive speed from bends two to three before hitting further trouble. Is one to follow.
Slipalong Choice (Central Park D2)
Apparently unfancied on UK debut, Dan Brabon's dog ran really well in second behind a heavily-supported winner. He did not quite have the early to capitalise on a good break but chased hard and was beaten only a length. Should come on for the run and can soon go one better.
Snowdon Esme (Crayford A8)
Julie Luckhurst's young bitch pup broke much better than on debut but turned behind a well-backed rival. She chased really well, however, and closed the gap to half a length at the line in an impressive winning time of 23.53sec. Looks an accident waiting to happen.
Swift Uno (Harlow A6)
Reached A1 at Yarmouth and now plying his graded trade at a new venue for Maurice Rice having already tasted maiden open success at the track. Slowly away on his first graded start, he was coming with a late charge but had the door shut on him at the penultimate turn.
Tickity Gucci (Doncaster A4)
Only having her second competitive race at the track after a long career at Nottingham, she improved both in terms of outcome and on the clock. Decent early took her to the front and, although passed, she kept on gamely. Sam Atkinson's bitch can make all sooner rather than later.
Young Direction (Romford A9)
Paul Young's pup opened his account when dropped to A10 after three runs and has been very unlucky since returned to the higher grade. Travelling well into the third bend on his latest start, he went up in the air and lost all momentum but still recovered to finish third.