BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby 2023 Round 3 Heats Previews & Odds

In this post, you can find our BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Round 3 heats previews ahead of all the action this weekend.

BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Round 3 Draw

The BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby continues on Saturday evening with all eight heats of the round on the same night for the first time of the competition. We are down to 48 dogs fighting it out for the biggest prize in Irish Greyhound Racing.

BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Odds

BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Odds
Dog Odds Chance
Coolavanny Hoffa   11/4 26.7%
Clona Duke  10/1 9.1%
De Lahdedah  12/1 7.7%
Scaglietti  12/1 7.7%
Sober Glory  14/1 6.7%
Ballymac Marino  14/1 6.7%
Ryhope Beach 16/1 5.9%
Bobsleigh Dream 16/1 5.9%
Ballymac Marino 16/1 5.9%

Fastest Heat Of Round 2

Heat 14 of Round 2 on Saturday had the fastest time of the round with the sensational Coolavanny Hoffa proving exactly why he is a red-hot 11/4 favourite for the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby. Hoffa posted a 29.21 run with sectionals of 3.51 and 17.01 coming 9 lengths clear of closest challenger Freeway Charlie

  1. (6) Coolavanny Hoffa – 29. 31
  2. (1) Freeway Charlie–  9 lengths
  3. (3) Bockos Crystal – 1 ½ lengths
  4. (4) Romeo Hotshot – shd
  5. (2) Storys Peewee – ½ length

This performance from Coolavanny Hoffa means he has been clipped into 11/4 from 5/1  to land the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby.

You can find  a full preview detailing the history of the Irish Greyhound Derby here.

BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Round 3 Preview

Saturday Night’s Heats 1-8

Heat 1:

  • Sober Glory – 6/4
  • Bobsleigh Dream – 6/4
  • Storys Cashout– 10/1
  • Sporty Bigman – 33/1
  • Music Glideaway– 7/1
  • Tommys Hewick– 9/2

The first head of Round 3 looks to be a battle of the inside two with the son of Droopys Sydney and Calzaghe Jan, Sober Glory battling it out with the daughter of Droopys Sydney and Bobsleigh Jet, Bobsleigh Dream both the likely market leaders in this race.

There is very little to separate these two on the clock with Sober Glory posting a winning 29.42, 3.61 and 17.25 last week to Bobsleigh Dream winning 29.36, 3.60 run.

I’d look on the outside though for an each-way shout and Music Glideaway has shown all sorts of gears throughout the Derby coming from behind and she will be hard stopped from a placing.

Heat 2:

  • De Lahdedah –  2/1
  • Bens Teddy– 3/1
  • Clonroosk Sydney –  10/1
  • Undisputed – 4/1
  • Another Holiday– 3/1
  • Newinn Port– 10/1

Arguably the hardest heat of Round 3 to call, with even the outsiders in the market having big claims. Clonroosk Sydney is unbeaten in the competition so far and Newinn Port won his Round 2 heat in 29.53

De Lahdedah supporters will be glad to see him back in Trap 1 and so will probably go off favourite. However, I am tipping Another Holiday at 3/1 to avenge its Round 2 defeat to Undisputed in this one.

Heat 3:

  • Garfiney Blaze– 16/1
  • Hawkfield Blue–4/1
  • Freeway Charlie – 40/1
  • Mr  Chelm –  5/2
  • Trinity Junior – 13/8
  • Ballymac Walt– 11/4

This race is not blessed with early pace, (certainly on Derby form anyway) but is likely to be a battle from the outside three for the winner’s podium. Trinity Junior comes into this on the back of a second-place 29.60 last week but has failed to trap as well as it can yet in the Derby and so for me 13/8 is too short.

It’s a similar story for Ballymac Walt in Trap 6 but if he traps like he can be a good value at 11/4. I’m going with Mr Chelm though who has vindicated my predictions in two successive weeks to get a place finish and with him progressing nicely throughout the competition I feel this could be his first win.

Heat 4:

  • Seven Beach  – 4/1
  • Scotty Scheffler –33/1
  • Captain Garifo  – 20/1
  • Bockos Crystal– 5/1
  • Callaway Masters–  14/1
  • Coolavanny Hoffa – 1/4

Coolavanny Hoffa is the special sort in this race, and arguably in a different class of his own from the entire competition. If Bockos Crystal can repeat his Round 1 3.44 sectional though I think he has an each-way chance.

Heat 5:

  • Droopys Bro– 5/2
  • Glengar Martha– 7/2
  • Millridge Levi – 14/1
  • Mcneill– 16/1
  • Raha Mofo– 5/4
  • Burj Khalifa– 6/1

Having qualified as one of the fastest fourths in Round 1, Glengar Martha announced her Derby credentials last week with a brilliant 29.48 run. While Raha Mofo will likely go off favourite, I wouldn’t be betting on her at 5/4 and fancy Burj Khalifa at 6/1 for an each-way bet again.

Heat 6:

  • Scaglietti– 11/8
  • Drombeg Ten– 33/1
  • Ballymac Marino – 2/1
  • Halo– 10/1
  • Undulation– 5/1
  • Jetara– 9/2

Tough heat to call, Scaglietti will be the favourite having posted identical 29.26 victories in Round 1 and Round 2 to announce himself as one of the Derby favourites. There is speed throughout this race though with all having qualifying claims. I fancy the other unbeaten dog in this race Jetara for an each-way chance who is consistent from boxes and progressing each week.

Heat 7:

  • Ballyhimikin Rex  – 4/1
  • Clona Duke –6/4
  • The Other Kobe – 4/1
  • Well Met– 5/1
  • Dromana Dano– 25/1
  • Ryhope Beach– 7/2

Another unbeaten Greyhound, Clona Duke will be the favourite to continue his dominance in this one and justify his 10/1 second favourite status for the competition outright. However, my pick in this one is Well Met at 5/1 who ran superbly behind Bobsleigh Dream last weekend and will go close again.

Heat 8:

  • Romeo Magico– 5/1
  • Threesixfive –8/1
  • Hannover Phantom- 16/1
  • Droopys Got It– 5/1
  • Droopys Nice One– 4/1
  • Clonbrien Treaty– 10/11

Clonbrien Treaty should have enough to see off his competition in this one, with I’m predicting his closest challenger to be the fast-finishing Threesixfive who has a strong each-way chance at 8/1.

BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Favourites

Coolavanny Hoffa – 11/4

The Michael J O’Donovan-trained Coolavanny Hoffa seems the outstanding Greyhound in the Derby and has been backed into 11/4 from  6/1 following his Round 2 victory last week.

Hoofa started his Derby journey in Round 1 and returned from a ten-month race hiatus with a convincing  29.43 run with sectionals of 3.52 and 17.08 This was an exceptional performance, especially considering the dog was returning after a layoff of over ten months. Following the race trainer Michael J O’Donovan was short but sweet with his assessment “A plan going well…”

If people thought that run was a fluke, they were kindly mistaken and the son of Droopys Sydney and Coolavanny Ella stopped the clock with a 29.31 with sectionals of 3.51 and 17.01, Hoffa is the convincing fastest to the third bend a worthy favourite to win the competition outright with his special talent

Clona Duke – 10/1

The Graham Holland-trained Clona Duke is the second favourite to win the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby and has been backed into 10/1 from 12/1 following another victory in  Round 2 last weekend.

Duke started his Derby journey when he slipped up on the inside at the opening turn before going on to cross the winning post in Heat 7 stopping the clock with a rapid 29.47   run with sectionals of 3.53 and 17.20

Duke continued his unbeaten Derby campaign in Round 2 where he posted a 29.55 alongside sectionals of 3.59 and 17.30.  Duke had to run a smart opening bend last week, but if he can go up quicker there is a lot of improvement in him on the clock/

If people thought that run was a fluke, they were kindly mistaken and the son of Droopys Sydney and Coolavanny Ella stopped the clock with a 29.31 with sectionals of 3.51 and 17.01, Hoffa is the convincing fastest to the third bend a worthy favourite to win the competition outright with his special talent

Clona Duke is expected to be Coolavanny Hoffa’s biggest challenger and can currently be gotten at 10/1

De Lahdedah  12/1

The Liam Dowling-trained De Lahdedah is the third favourite to land the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby.

Having posted a lightening fast 29.24 in the week before the start of the Derby, he followed that up with a Round 1 victory posting a 29.43 accompanied by sectionals of 3.45 and 17.14 to announce himself as a serious contender for the competition.

De Lahdedah overcame a tough Trap (4) draw in Round 2 to finish third in a time of 29.72 and an uncharacteristically slow sectional of 3.71 to finish 3 and ½ lengths back of winner Glengar Martha and 1 length back of second-placed Droopys Nice One with De Lahdedah notably running on strongly.

With the luck of the draw on his side, De Lahdedah has the pace to rival anyone in this competition at 12/1.

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