RPGTV Notebook - May 31

RPGTV Notebook - May 31

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

Calico Brin (Henlow A6)
Making his racing debut, Keith Hardiman's November 2020 pup made a slow start making the challenge even harder. However, he showed tremendous back straight pace followed by sense beyond his years to bide his moment to challenge at the right time and draw clear. 
Jaguar Bliss (Monmore A6)
Having only her fifth race for Graham Rankin, the September 2020 pup broke well but could not go with the winner to the first bend and had to settle for a pursuing role. However, she chased hard throughout to be beaten less than two lengths in a fast time for the grade.
Kanturk Sport (Doncaster B5)
Lee McManus' bitch broke reasonably well when bidding for a double but was soon shuffled back. She got in the clear just before halfway and finished to some effect to be beaten just half a length. Can land a similar contest, or perhaps even better upped to 483m.
Magical Camilla (Towcester A2)
A much-improved display from this October pup for trainer Chris Hamblin. Her trials were promising but this was the first time she has really shown up in a race. Displayed good pace behind a classy winner and will be unlucky to bump into one as good next time.
Pennys Three (Crayford A7)
The May 2020 dog was making his debut for Allison Kelly-Pilgrim and could hardly have left a bigger calling card. He missed the break but tore to the first bend to turn in second place. He was unable to get to the front-running winner but this was a major improvement on trials.
Ragtime Logan (Central Park OR)
Theresa Dornan's dog has been restricted to half a dozen races, with one A5 win at Hove last October, but there is clearly plenty of ability there. He has been running well in opens at the Kent track and he caught the eye trying to chase down the fast-starting winner latest.
Slippy Jay (Romford A2)
Michelle Brown's dog hit the ground running last year when winning top grade and an open but suffered a setback and was off the card from September. However, on his third race back he dropped a big hint he still retains ability when dead-heating for a close second.
Thunder Black (Hove A1)
Seamus Cahill's dog was slow into stride before trying to show pace but then had nowhere to go into the second bend. He got clear down the far side and gave chase to the winner but had too much to do. Better trapping can see him land a similar contest soon.
Vixons Lass (Harlow D4)
Trapping is not her strong point and again spotted her rivals a start when bidding to add to a previous win. Danny Brock's bitch showed reasonable early to force her way round and was determined although unable to improve that position. Very interesting if stepped up in trip.