RPGTV Notebook - August 23

RPGTV Notebook - August 23

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

Brennans Harris (Towcester D3)
A switch to the middle prompted a brighter exit from Heather Dimmock's youngster and this was a much-improved effort on his debut from trap six. He showed fair speed into the turn and battled well for second so looks a likely winner at this level sooner rather than later.
Insane Piper (Hove A2)
Despite an uplift from the grader, this progressive George Andreas-trained two-year-old ran a cracker in defeat after another slow start. Steering a wide course throughout, he showed plenty in defeat and powered home to bag second. There is plenty more to come from him.
Its Showtime Syd (Crayford A6)
Jim Reynolds' young pup missed the break on debut leaving himself with a mountain to climb and, although beaten almost six lengths, to ultimately claim third was quite an effort. He found first bend trouble too so has to be of interest with this experience under his belt.
Midas Ryan (Harlow A7)
A November 2020 pup having only his second race for Luke Morrison, he showed plenty of promise on his four-bend debut. Decent early to the first bend where he took a bump but still stuck to his task to finish runner-up. Should be able to lead next time out.
Mountcashel Jazz (Doncaster B2)
Sean Parker's bitch was moderately away and therefore unable to lead early as she aimed to complete a hat-trick. Consequently she was crowded at the first bend and baulked again when challenging at the third having travelled strongly along the back. Should win again soon.
Night Time Honey (Henlow A4)
Jim Daly's bitch has been returning nicely from season and ran a strong race in defeat once again. Just failed to catch a progressive youngster but the benefit of this run and another bit of time could just see her strengthen up a little more to make the difference.
Old Man Cook (Central Park HC)
Barry O'Sullivan's pup has relished the switch to handicaps, winning his first two and then going down by just a neck. He flew down the back but was stopped in his run and, when he did just assert, was mugged on the line. Will continue to pay his way.
Pennys Donna (Monmore A4)
Pat Cowdrill's youngster caught the eye in defeat after missing the break. Her first career success came when breaking smarty earlier this month but her latest effort suggested an early lead will not always be essential to her claims. Has good trackcraft and smart middle speed.
Thistlecrack Boy (Romford A9)
A raw youngster having just his second start for Michelle Brown, he was only fourth but the attitude and speed he showed bodes well. After a messy first bend, he was a long way adrift but motored down the far side before running into the back of dogs and losing all momentum.