Explosive Boy Shortest BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby Favourite In Recent Years

With just two more sleeps to go until the start of the 2021 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby, Explosive Boy has been backed further meaning he is the shortest priced favourite in recent years going into the opening round.

We cut Explosive Boy into 6/1 from 10/1 this week following strong support for the Patrick Guilfoyle speedster.

The National Produce Stakes and Race Of Champions winner is an exciting prospect who kicks off his 2021 Derby campaign on Saturday night at Shelbourne Park.

The unbeaten Dromana Bucko has also been trimmed into 12/1 from 14/1 to win the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby for young trainer Mark O’Donovan, while Karol Ramsbottom’s Champion 550 winner Deadly Destroyer is now 20/1 from 25/1.

BoyleSports have priced up a number of specials for the Irish Derby including top trainer and it’s Kerry’s Liam Dowling who heads the betting at 7/2. Dowling has the likes of Ballymac Ariel, Ballymac Wild and Great Name That, so it’s no surprise to see he is the favourite to land the spoils.

Ariel is also the 2/1 favourite to be Dowling’s top runner and 7/2 to be top bitch. It’s 4/1 for a bitch to win the Irish Derby and 6/1 for the track record of 28.99 to be broken.

*Prices correct at time of publication

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