Greyhounds preview - August 21

  • Last Updated: August 21 2014, 10:33 BST

We run the rule over Thursday's greyhounds meetings and pick out our best bets for the action.

BAGS BEST BET: Roxholme Dream (T4, 8.34 Hove)

TODAY’S NAP: Viking Jack (T6, 9.19 Monmore)

TODAY’S TREBLE: Geelo Vegas (T4, 7.49 Monmore)

Punters are spoilt for choice this evening as the Sky Sports cameras are Monmore bound for the Ladbrokes Gold Cup final and heats for the Coral Brighton Belle at Hove feature on RPGTV, along with 10 competitive opens at Henlow.

The aforementioned Category One decider (9.19) at the Midlands track can go the way of Viking Jack (T6).

The sole wide seed in the race, James Hayton's inmate is expected to get a clean run on the outside and with the early pace of Razldazl Banjo and My Real Mutley likely to give Airfield Paudie plenty to think about on the run up, the Kinsley raider will be doing all his best work late in the day and is taken to pounce when the early pace sorts begin to tire.

Geelo Vegas (T4) can continue in a rich vein of form for rookie handler Carl Perry in The Ladbrokes Sprint at 7.49.

The son of Cashen Legend has created deep impressions in scoring at Sheffield the last twice and could hardly have been more impressive when scorching the sand at 15.75 (+10) for the 280m trip on the TV Trophy undercard last time.

The May 2012 greyhound beat a high-class field that night, which included the rapid Betfred Gymcrack champion Mill Jolson, and he's taken to go from strength to strength tonight.

Over at Hove on Sky channel 212, six heats of the Coral Brighton Belle take centre stage and improving bitch Roxholme Dream (T4) rates banker material in the third instalment at 8.34.

Unbeaten in two starts on these shores including success in a hot Wimbledon 480 Ladies final recently, the daughter of Timor Blue clocked a calculated 29.75 in a solo trial over the course and distance on Sunday and should prove too good for the returning Butts Mott, recent course scorers Droopys Field and Paradise Abbey and interesting newcomer Jaytee Persia.

CRAYFORD
2.18 (4-1-2)
2.37 (5-1-4)
2.57 (4-2-1)
3.17 (6-5-1)
3.38 (1-2-5)
3.58 (6-1-5)
4.18 (2(Nap)-3-1)
4.37 (3-1-4)
4.57 (6-1-2)
5.17 (5-2-3)
5.33 (2(nb)-3-5)
5.47 (3-6-2)
6.04 (2-5-6)
6.18 (3-6-1)

HENLOW
7.39 (3-1-4)
7.54 (5-3-1)
8.10 (4(Nap)-6-1)
8.26 (1-2-6)
8.42 (3(nb)-5-2)
8.58 (5-2-6)
9.15 (1-4-3)
9.32 (5-1-4)
9.48 (6-4-1)
10.03 (4-5-2)

HOVE
7.31 (6-4-2)
7.46 (1-3-2)
8.02 (2-5-4)
8.18 (6-4-5)
8.34 (4(Nap)-1-3)
8.50 (3-2-5)
9.06 (2-5-3)
9.24 (6-3-5)
9.40 (2(nb)-6-3)
9.56 (5-6-1)
10.11 (2-4-6)
10.26 (5-6-3)

MONMORE
6.48 (6-5-1)
7.04 (1-5-3)
7.19 (1-4-5)
7.34 (5-4-3)
7.49 (4(nb)-5-2)
8.04 (5-4-3)
8.19 (2-6-4)
8.34 (4-6-1)
8.49 (4-3-6)
9.04 (1-6-3)
9.19 (6(Nap)-3-4)
9.39 (2-3-5)
10.00 (1-3-5)

NEWCASTLE
6.38 (1-4-5)
6.56 (5-6-1)
7.11 (5-3-4)
7.27 (2(nb)-6-4)
7.42 (3-1-5)
7.57 (1-3-4)
8.11 (6-2-1)
8.27 (5-4-2)
8.41 (2(Nap)-3-1)
8.57 (3-5-1)
9.13 (1-3-6)
9.28 (5-2-1)
9.44 (2-1-4)

ROMFORD
2.08 (1-4-6)
2.27 (3-6-4)
2.47 (2-6-4)
3.07 (4-2-5)
3.28 (6-1-3)
3.48 (5-3-4)
4.08 (5(Nap)-4-6)
4.27 (4-1-5)
4.47 (2-5-3)
5.07 (4-2-3)
5.22 (1-6-2)
5.38 (1-2-6)
5.56 (3-6-1)
6.11 (6(nb)-4-3)

SHEFFIELD
11.11 (5-1-2)
11.28 (1(nb)-4-6)
11.42 (4-3-5)
11.57 (5-3-4)
12.12 (1(Nap)-4-6)
12.27 (6-1-3)
12.42 (4-1-5)
12.58 (2-3-5)
1.12 (1-5-2)
1.27 (2-4-1)
1.44 (3-6-5)
1.58 (1-6-2)

SITTINGBOURNE
7.00 (5-4-2)
7.15 (2-6-1)
7.30 (1-6-2)
7.45 (4(nb)-6-5)
8.00 (6-5-3)
8.15 (4-3-6)
8.30 (2-5-1)
8.45 (6-1-3)
9.00 (4-5-3)
9.15 (1(Nap)-2-6)

SUNDERLAND
11.03 (1-4-2)
11.19 (1-2-4)
11.34 (2-3-6)
11.48 (6(nb)-4-1)
12.04 (3-1-5)
12.18 (6-5-4)
12.32 (5-1-3)
12.47 (1-6-4)
1.04 (2-1-6)
1.19 (6(Nap)-3-5)
1.33 (1-3-6)
1.51 (6-1-4)