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Shelbourne Park preview and free betting tips from Aoife Corrigan

Dogs expert Aoife Corrigan has four selections for Saturday's action from Shelbourne Park, as the Irish Greyhound Derby continues.

Shelbourne Park greyhound betting tips

  • 7.47 – Trap 1 Well Met
  • 8.06 – Trap 6 Kildare
  • 8.26 – Trap 6 Coolavanny Hoffa
  • 8.46 – Trap 3 Maries Wedding

I'll kick off by looking ahead to the first semi final of the Plate, which is at 7.47, and I'm siding with Trap 1 Well Met, who managed to win two starts ago, was only beaten a short head when outgunned late on last time, and can run well from the inside. Trap 4 Garryvoe Joe has been running out of his skin in the last two weeks and will be fancied, but I prefer Well Met.

Onto the second semi-final of the Plate at 8.06 and I'm siding with Trap 6 Kildare who is ante post favourite. He is the fastest dog left in the competition and if repeating last week’s performance when pinging the lids and making all, he is the one they have to beat. Trap 2 Bobsleigh Dream is an ultra-consistent lady who rarely runs a bad race and should be bang there at the finish with a clear run round.

Onto the first semi final of the Derby itself which comes at 8.26, a race packed with plenty of early pace and one incredible stayer, but I'm going to side with the speedster, Trap 6 Coolavanny Hoffa, who showed incredible pace to the opening bend last week. He is a different class to these with his pace to the first bend setting him apart. Callaway Pro Am is unbeaten and should have a say, with all looking in behind for Crafty Kokoro who will be staying on the strongest, but I think this race will be won at trap rise and Hoffa can make all.

And onto the second semi-final at 8.46 with this heat now a 5-dog race following Vincenzo's withdrawal earlier in the week, meaning the race is wide open. I'm siding with Trap 3 Maries Wedding, who has really come into herself in recent starts, flying home strongly last week, and I think she will book her place in the final. Trap 1 Ballymac Finn is a litter comrade and will be fancied to run another big race from the inside, but Maries Wedding is flying and this lady can lead her brother home in a great race.

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