RPGTV Notebook - September 27

RPGTV Notebook - September 27

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

Birchgrove Simba (Hove A10)
Still learning the ropes, but Jamie Kingsley's April 2021 pup has shown ability in both career starts. Yet to master the art of trapping, he made up ground to get into contention and the fact he is finding time with each outing suggests he can open his account soon.
Carneys Fibi (Doncaster B6)
Only an April 2021 youngster for Cathy Lister, she ran better than her finishing position of fourth might suggest. Yet to find her trapping boots after three starts, she demonstrated good trackcraft in the latter stages and made up a lot of ground. Just needs to sharpen those exits.
Close The Sky (Romford S1)
Paul Young's dog is still looking for his first win after eight starts but has shown improved form since stepping up to six bends. Got in a tangle at the third bend on his most recent appearance losing vital ground but got going again and was in front at the pick-up.
Dee Bee Earl (Monmore A2)
Chris Fereday's dog took a tumble on his second start but returned after a trial to make it third time lucky. He paced really up well and, driving the bend, opened a winning advantage. That can only instil confidence and similar early toe ought to serve him well as he rises in class.
Dingys Maggie (Towcester D1)
Has winning form over 712m, she has been running remarkably well in top grade sprints. Frank Gray's bitch finished well to claim second latest behind a winner who did it all right. Subsequently short-headed in an Oxford inter-track, she is in great heart and should win soon.
Phoenix Elvis (Crayford OR)
Jim Reynolds' dog missed the break as had been the case in the Romford Puppy Cup heats also clearly does not want a wide tag as he cut to the inside. However, made good progress from the third bend and a race of this nature is well within his capabilities.
Savana Terry (Henlow A9)
Pete Tsirigotis' pup was sent off odds-on for his debut but was slow to start before being crowded on the run-up and turning last. He showed pace from the second bend and gave chase to a leader who was away and gone. Stayed on well and can only improve for the experience.
Slipalong Choice (Central Park D2)
Latest second behind a well-treated winner made it just one win in 12 starts for Dan Brabon's dog but he has made the frame in more than half of them. Did really well to keep his balance near the final turn when a rival checked in front of him.
Steves Memory (Harlow OR)
Mick Fawsitt's bitch looked incredibly unlucky stepping up to six bends for the first time in a 592m maiden. May have been crowded at the first but certainly eased and checked to drop right back then could not find racing room on a couple of occasions as she rallied strongly.