BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Quarter-Finals Heats Previews & Odds

In this post, you can find our BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Quarter-Finals preview as we get into the business end of this year’s derby.

The BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby continues on Saturday evening with four Quarter-Final heats taking place as 24 dogs battle it out for a place in the semi-finals.

BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Quarter-Final Draw


BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Odds

BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Odds

Dog Odds Chance
Coolavanny Hoffa   3/1 25%
De Lahdedah 5/1 16.7%
Scaglietti 8/1 11.1%
Mr Chelm 12/1 7.7%
Bobsleigh Dream 12/1 7.7%
Ballymac Marino 14/1 6.7%
Droopys Bro 14/1 6.7%
Bens Teddy 14/1 6.7%
Clonbrien Treaty 16/1 5.9%

Fastest Heat Of Round 3

Heat 2 of Round 3 on Saturday had the fastest time of Round with the brilliant son of Lenson Bocko and Ballymac Sarahjo De Lahdedah showing tremendous track craft and pace to stop the clock in a breathtaking 29.15 the fastest time of the Derby so far coming three lengths ahead of second-place Clonroosk Sydney who beat Bens Teddy by a shd.

  1. (1) De Lahdedah– 29.15
  2. (3) Clonroosk Sydney– 3 lengths
  3. (2) Bens Teddy– shd
  4. (4) Undisputed – 1/2
  5. (6) Newinn Port– 6 lengths
  6. (5) Another Holiday – hd

This performance from De Lahdedah means he has been clipped into 5/1 from 12/1 to land the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby.

We have a full preview detailing the history of the Irish Greyhound Derby here.

BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Quarter-Finals Preview

Heat 1

Trap 1: Seven Beach – 12/1

Trap 2: Garfiney Blaze – 33/1

Trap 3: De Lahdedah– 11/8

Trap 4: Scaglietti – 11/8

Trap 5: Raha Mofo– 6/1

Trap 6: Tommys Hewick– 8/1

Heat 1 of the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Quarter-Finals, looks likely to be a battle between the sensationally paced De Lahdedah who posted the fastest time of the competition last weekend stopping the clock in 29.15 vs the unbeaten Scaglietti who has been ultra-consistent in the competition winning in 29.26, 29.27 and 29.26.

Whoever goes up the quickest between those two is the likely winner. However I think they will get in each other’s way, and I think the talented tracker Raha Mofo could be a good each-way bet at 6/1.

Heat 2

Trap 1: Bens Teddy – 4/1

Trap 2: Droopys Bro– 3/1

Trap 3: Threesixfive – 20/1

Trap 4: Bockos Crystal – 5/2

Trap 5: Droopys Nice One– 5/1

Trap 6: Clonbrien Treaty– 3/1

This looks to be the most open of the Quarter-Finals with only 20 spots separating the quickest record 550 runs in the race Bens Teddy 29.31 vs the slowest coming from Clonbrien Treaty with a far from slow 29.51.

Early-Pace will be huge in this one and that has me favouring Bockos Crystal at 5/2 who has come out of traps in 3.44, 3.54 and 3.46 so far in the competition and if she pings the boxes she will be hard to beat.

Heat 3

Trap 1: The Other Kobe– 8/1

Trap 2: Trinity Junior– 5/1

Trap 3: Mr Chelm – 5/1

Trap 4: Ballymac Marino –  5/1

Trap 5: Dromana Dano– 50/1

Trap 6: Coolavanny Hoffa – 8/11

Derby favourite Coolavanny Hoffa will come into this one as well supported as ever despite falling to his first Derby defeat last weekend when Bockos Crystal shockingly beat him by 0.75 of a length. However, Hoffa should have too much ability for these if returning to anywhere close to his best.

My pick is Mr Chelm each way though who has failed to let me down in the Derby coming second in Round 1 and Round 2 as I predicted and when winning last weekend when I predicted he would too! At 5/1 he is a value each-way bet again in this one.

Heat 4

Trap 1 – Clonroosk Sydney – 6/1

Trap 2 – Bobsleigh Dream – 4/5

Trap 3: Millridge Levi –  20/1

Trap 4: Well Met– 7/2

Trap 5: Undulation–  6/1

Trap 6: Music Glideaway– 10/1

Bobsleigh Dream announced herself a real Derby contender last weekend, stopping the clock in 29.29 seconds her best-ever time for the 550-yard trip in Shelbourne Park and what seems most impressive is there looks to be plenty of improvement in her.

Trap 4 Well Met is another to watch having been beaten only a hd by Bobsleigh Dream in Round 2. However, my each-way selection is Music Glideaway at 10/1 who despite struggling with his trapping few will be finishing quicker and his improvement by each round suggests he could do it again in the Quarter-Finals.

Round 1 – 3.68, 1st, 30.09

Round 2 – 3.59, 2nd, 29.73

Round 3 -3.54, 2nd 29.50

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Coolavanny Hoffa – 3/1

The Michael J O’Donovan-trained Coolavanny Hoffa still seems the outstanding Greyhound in the Derby, but following but has drifted marginally from 11/4 to 3/1 following his Round 3 second-place finish.

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

In Round 3 Coolavanny Hoffa was expected to assert his Derby domination again emphasised by him being sent off 1/6 favourite for Heat 4. However, it was Bockos Crystal now fourteen weeks out-of-season returning to her best and doing enough to repel Hoffa at every stage of the race to beat him by 0.75 lengths.

De Lahdedah  5/1

The Liam Dowling-trained De Lahdedah has been backed into 5/1 from 12/1 to land the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby following his Round 3 29.15 which is the fastest time of the competition so far.

In the lead-up to the Derby, De Lahdedah posted a lightning-fast 29.24 the week before Round 1, 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.

Following Round 2,  we stated that the luck of the trap draw would prove key for De Lahdedah’s Derby credentials. That proved true, with him back in his favoured Trap 1 he showed tremendous track craft and pace to stop the clock in a breathtaking 29.15 the fastest time of the Derby so far coming three lengths ahead of second-place Clonroosk Sydney who beat Bens Teddy by a shd.

Scaglietti 8/1

The only unbeaten Greyhound remaining in the competition, the Patrick Guilfoyle-trained Scaglietti has been backed into 8/1 from 12/1 to land the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby.

Scaglietti commenced his Derby campaign from Trap 4 beating Droopys Nice One by 1.5 lengths after posting a sectional of 3.46, he stopped the clock in a strong 29.26.

In Round 2 he was placed in Trap 3 with the same result coming despite coming away slower in 3.51 he still beat second-placed Ballyhimikin Rex by 4 lengths in an identical 29.26 run.

Round 3 came last weekend, bringing a different box, Trap (1) but bringing an almost identical result again, coming away in 3.51 he beat Ballymac Marino by 2.5 lengths stopping the clock in 29.27 seconds.

That ultra-consistent running rightfully has him at the top of the betting market, however, if feel he will have to come away quicker in the next few weeks if he is to land the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby.

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