RPGTV Notebook - May 17

RPGTV Notebook - May 17

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

Auchen Whiskey (Crayford A4)
After being absent for six months, Jim Reynolds' dog showed marked improvement second race back. He was downgraded after a quiet return but showed much more spark this time even if the winner had gone. With further improvement likely, he should go close next time
Ballymac Quest (Hove S3)
Richard Rees' bitch has tumbled down the grades since performing in S1 a couple of months ago, but her last two efforts have indicated a return to form. She was fourth with a lap to go and gradually reduced the deficit to bag second despite steering a wide course throughout.
China Suzie (Doncaster B6)
Showed significant improvement from her debut to lead to the three-quarters mark where she was passed by a strong running type, eventually finishing third. Her early pace will prove key sooner rather than later at current level as she looks to open account for Sean Parker.
Flowerpot Ivy (Central Park D3)
Debbie Hurlock's bitch had shaped well on her debut over 265m and dropped another hint that she will be winning a race of this nature. Moving into contention at the turn, she challenged the leader all the way home and normal improvement can see her go one better.
Hellofagame (Henlow A6)
Jim Daly's dog has a couple of Irish successes on his card but remains a maiden in Britain and had to settle for fourth latest. However, despite an off-the-pace style which tends to see him with a wall of dogs ahead, he stayed on well to finish close to the pace.
Jovial Summer (Harlow D4)
A September pup, she showed terrific pace into the first bend after a missed break only to be stopped in her tracks and effectively lose her chance. Stayed on well afterwards and has to be regarded as unlucky so Sharon Saberton's bitch deserves another chance in a similar contest.
Madabout Kacey (Romford A2)
After winning on debut, David Mullins' bitch found herself in A2 second start which is no easy task. However, she produced a good front-running performance and was only reeled in late on by a more experienced and stronger rival. Her away and gone tactics will surely serve her well.
Noduff Klondike (Monmore A6)
An encouraging debut for Jooles Slater's charge and an outing the September 2020 pup would have learnt plenty from. He paced up well and, despite contact with a rival on his inside into the back straight, knuckled down and battled to finish second. Plenty more to come.
Paint Rush (Towcester D2)
Chris Hamblin's dog was averagely away and did not immediately pick up. However he quickly made inroads towards those ahead of him and chased well throughout to be beaten less than a length. This was just his second British start and improvement looks a given.