2024 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Odds & Favourites

In this post, we bring you the latest 2024 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby odds plus a look at the prospects of the betting favourites.

The BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby will take place in Shelbourne Park from the 18th of October to the 23rd of November. Some of the quickest hounds from Ireland and the UK will battle it out for the most prestigious race in Greyhound Racing – the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby.

The reigning Champion is The Other Kobe who was trained by Irish-based trainer Jennifer O’Donnell. That win was remarkably her second successive training victory in the event following Born Warrior’s success in 2022.

BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Odds

2024 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Odds
Dog Odds Chance
Droopys Flytline 20/1 4.8%
De Lahdedah 20/1 4.8%
Daleroad Duke 25/1 3.8%
Droopys Mandolin 25/1 3.8%
Whyaye Bonnylad 33/1 2.9%
Clonbrien Treaty 33/1 2.9%
Clona Duke 33/1 2.9%
Highview Splash 33/1 2.9%
Da Bold Falcon 40/1 2.4%
De Foxy Devil 40/1 2.4%
Nomadic Nova 40/1 2.4%
Clona Curly 40/1 2.4%
Faypoint Sean 40/1 2.4%

BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Dates

Round 1: 18th & 19th of October

Round 2: 25th & 26th of October

Round 3: 2nd of November

Quarter Final: 9th of November

Semi-Finals: 16th of November

Final: 23rd of November

BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Favourites

Droopys Flytline – 20/1

The Robert Gleeson-trained hound Droopys Flytline is the joint early favourite at 20/1. These odds imply that the dog has a 4.8% chance of becoming the second Gleeson-trained winner after Slippery Robert’s success in 2013.

Droopys Flytline, the son of Laughil Blake and Droopys Curio, has been lightly raced since his debut at Curraheen Park in Cork last June.

He has won 8 times from 9 outings on the track with his sole defeat being a runner-up finish. He most recently won the TIME Greyhound Nutrition Juvenile Derby Final at Shelbourne Park.

With the Irish Greyhound Derby set to take place at the end of this year, it’ll be interesting to see how the dog is managed on the track between now and October, but if he shows the ability he has in his early career he has a massive chance of success here.

De Lahdedah – 20/1

The Liam Dowling-trained De Lahdedah son of Lenson Bocko and Ballymac Sarahjo is the other early joint-favourite to win the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby at odds of 20/1.

De Lahdedah made his debut on the track in Tralee in February 2023 but has yet to land a major prize. He arguably came closest when finishing 4th in the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby last August. The dog has 9 wins, 1 2nd, 4 3rd-place finishes along with 1 4th place and 2 5th places from 17 outings.

De Lahdedah has all the gears required to land a major competition with a bit of luck!

Daleroad Duke – 25/1

The Patrick Guilfoyle-trained Daleroad Duke is a joint-second favourite at 25/1 to win the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby. He would land Guilfoyle his second-ever training success in the competition having trained winner Good News in 2017.

Daleroad Duke is clearly a hound with ability, setting the track record in Tralee for the 525-yard trip in December 2023, stopping the clock in a breathtaking 27.92. However, unlike the other dogs at the top of the betting market, he is slightly less consistent with 6 victories, 3 runner-up finishes and 2 third-place finishes from 17 races.

If Guilfoyle can get a tune out of him for the Derby, there will be few (if any) faster going around the track.

Droopys Mandolin – 25/1

The other joint-second favourite for the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby is another member of the Robert Gleeson kennel, this time the daughter of Laughil Blake and Droopys Curio, Droopys Mandolin.

The highlight of Droopys Mandolin’s career so far was when she was victorious in the 2023 Fonez Galway Oaks 525 Final posting a time of 28.48. She is ultra-consistent on track having won 11 of her 14 races.

There hasn’t been a female winner of the competition since the sensational Susie Sapphire in 2021 but this hound looks like a very promising contender for the crown again.

Clonbrien Treaty – 33/1

Another trained by Graham Holland. This time the son of Pestana and Clonbrien Millie is a 33/1 chance to land the BoyleSports Irish Derby for the Graham Holland kennel.

Clonbrien Treaty has been a force on the track since making his debut back in February 2023. The highlights of his career so far have come in the dog’s victories in the 2023 G1 Kirby Mem (Limerick) and the 2023 G1 Irish St Leger. From 28 races the dog has won 12 times, and finished runner-up 7 times and 3rd on 3 occasions.

This dog has already shown some brilliant competition-winning form and under Graham Holland he has the right trainer to go far in this event.

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