Towcester stages the Greyhound Derby semi-finals this Saturday night
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Romford greyhounds preview and free betting tips from Aoife Corrigan

Dogs expert Aoife Corrigan has four selections for Friday night, as competitive fare takes place at Romford.

Romford Friday night selections

6:58 – Trap 3 Perpetual

7:36 – Trap 5 Union Blues

7:56 – Trap 2 Jet Stream Charm

8:54 – Trap 3 Rail Mccoy

A 13-race card with a mix of graded and open races on offer and I have four selections that I fancy can go well. The first of them runs in the 6.58 which is the first Open race on the card, and I am siding with Trap 3 Perpetual who is the most in-form runner in the line-up with back-to-back wins including an open race the last day, when showing a nice touch of early speed and making all once more. This race is a bit trickier with plenty of early speed on his immediate inside so he will need to clear both runners if he is to win again. Trap 6 Bubbly Dusty is the fastest in the race and will be staying on strongly, but if Perpetual can lead he should make all.

Onto my second selection which runs at 7.36, the first heat of the maiden competition. I am siding with Trap 5 Union Blues, a March 20 lady who managed to win a graded race two runs ago before not being disgraced in an open race last time, only beaten a head by my first selection. There was a lot to like about that performance and if repeating that she should go close. Trap 4 Oh Cosmopolitan has been running well at Towcester and has a nice touch of early speed but is having her first start here and certainly might need a look at the venue.

Trap 2 Jet Stream Charm gets the vote in the 7.56. An ex-Irish recruit before moving to the UK, he has really found his feet, winning his last two starts from only four runs. He is coming up the grades nicely, has been showing plenty of early in previous starts and if doing something similar should be bang there at the finish. Trap 6 Pro Glider has been running well at some massive prices and certainly would have a chance on the wide outside, but I expect there to be a rush to the opening bend and if using the inside berth, Jet Stream Charm can continue his winning streak.

My final selections run in the 8.54 and this is the big final on the night, a very competitive race with all six runners in with a chance. I am siding with Trap 3 Rail McCoy, who blasted the lids the last day and never saw a rival when winning very comfortably. That was his first competitive start since March so he should strip fitter and if showing his rivals a clean pair of heels again he should be involved. Trap 5 Farran Patsy was another heat winner last week when trapping well and staying on strong and certainly is not out of it.

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