RPGTV Notebook - November 29

RPGTV Notebook - November 29

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

Atlanta (Romford A2)
Showing natural improvement following seasonal rest, David Mullins' bitch drooped another strong hint that her turn is close. She just came up against a stronger contender on the day but will be a serious player next time especially if given the luxury of a close rails draw.
Ballymac Delux (Crayford A5)
After a bump out of the boxes, Joanne Atkins’ bitch showed electric early to take the lead on debut and looked in charge. However, she ultimately found a strong-running rival too powerful but there was an awful lot to like about her initial performance.
Ballymac Diverse (Towcester D1)
Having his first graded race after five attempts in open company, John Mullins’ charge suggested he will be winning very soon. After breaking really well, he was crowded at the first bend but finished a good second. A subsequent 500m open-race second bodes well too.
Crystal Gem (Harlow A7)
Debbie Hurlock’s bitch was having her second start after moving from Sunderland. She led and tired first time but stumbled latest when looking to have a great chance to lead. Her race was over, although she knuckled down and can leave the form behind without similar mishap.
Droopys Flying (Oxford OR)
Making his second career start for Kevin Hutton after a top grade introduction, the youngster showed a lot of potential. Pacing up well, he looked in control but was just taken by surprise in the final stages. Will have learnt a lot from this outing.
Kerrs Cushty (Hove D2)
Tony Taylor’s pup was well-supported but found an impressive winner just too good on this occasion. He broke well from three but was slightly outpaced to the bend before closing the gap to just a head at the line. Should soon take a similar event.
Liscanny Chat (Doncaster B2)
A modest start was not ideal but clever tracking helped put Debbie Calvert’s charge in the race. Even so, turning second behind an unexpected strong leader was always going to be a tough task but the manner in which he kept up suggested imminent success.
Race With Sonny (Monmore A9)
Kim Billingham’s pup ran a lot better than his final place of fifth suggests. He was slowly away before trying to show pace into the first bend where he found plenty of trouble. Again smart speed into the third and fourth bend before tying up on the run for home.
Sehnsa Stowe (Henlow IT)
Bradley Stowe's charge was making his debut off some decent qualifying trials. Missing his break, he roared to the bend and drove into it brilliantly for a dog with no race experience, entering the back straight in front. Going clear along the back, he went on to score comfortably. 
Valentino (Central Park D1)
Breaking well against his three rivals, Dave Puddy's charge showed the best pace up to take the lead on the inside but tired turning for home and was picked up by a strong sort. Given that this was his first race back, improvement looks a certainty.