Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby Specials
With this year’s Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby in full swing, we as the sponsors have added no less than 16 extra special markets.
If you are struggling to pick the outright winner you might want to take a look at the specials because there are plenty of options and an abundance of value.
The first 4 specials to look at are Winning Trainer, Nationality, Seed and Prefix. The winning trainer market is a regular to the specials market and is always quite popular. Pat Buckley, who won the Irish Derby back in 2009 with College Causeway, and still has a strong team of 6 runners in the derby, tops the betting at 7/1.
His main challengers this year include Mind The Net and Kippers Usain, it is currently 8/1 bar.
The winning Prefix market is dominated by the well known Droopys prefix, it tops the market at 13/2, it has the likes of Droopys Nidge, Droopys Ward and Droopys Norris all representing the prefix.
The Skywalker prefix follows at 11/1, at 12/1 we have the prefixes Holdem and Tyrur, it is 14/1 bar.
The winning nationality market is very one sided as Ireland are 2/13 and it is 5/1 the British runners. The winning seed market is an interesting market where the wide seeds are favourites at even money, it’s 6/4 the inside seeds and the middle runners can be backed at 6/1.
The next 4 specials revolve around the top runner for some of the top trainers. First up is Paul Hennessy who has got a team of 7 left in this year’s event, Priceless Lassie tops the betting at 11/4, Jaytee Osprey at 7/2 and 5’s bar. For me Jaytee Osprey could be the one to go the furthest of this team.
Next up is Pat Buckley with his 6 runner strong team, Mind the Net is the clear jolly at 4/5, it is currently 5/1 bar and I feel despite being odds-on, Mind the Net should win this market. Graham Holland has the most runners for a trainer still in this year’s competition and we have General Wolf the 5/2 fav, Clares Wonder at 7/2, 11/2 bar. This is a tricky market and I am going to go for a bit of value, I will go for Barnhill Turbo each-way at 9/1, the each-way terms are 1/5 the odds the first 3 places and I think this is good value.
Finally, we will look at the top British trained runner, Holdem Spy tops the betting at 5/4, Droopys Ward is 3/1 and it’s 11/2 bar. With Holdem Spy’s overall record and running style, I think he will be very difficult to knock out of this year’s competition and I think he will win this market despite being a short price.
We also have some specials surrounding the bitches and some of the top prefixed runners. What will be the Top Bitch? Well we have gone 7/2 the field, European Queen and Priceless Lassie lead the market at 7/2, it is 4/1 and bigger the rest. Having gone with Jaytee Osprey earlier in the extra markets, I’m going to stick with her here too at 4/1.
We are also offering a price on a bitch to win the Derby and with 11 bitches still standing, we are offering a price of 10/1. With 4 PJ Fahy runners still in the competition, we are offering a market on what will be the top Tyrur runner and we have installed Tyrur Supermac as the 7/4 fav, Nathan is 2/1, Sugar Ray 11/4 and Fredrik is the outsider at 7’s. For me I think the pup Supermac will win this market, with his early and back straight pace, I can see him progressing a few rounds.
We also have the top Droopys runner priced up, Ante-Post jolly Droopys Nidge heads the betting at 5/6, Ward is 11/4, Norris is 5/1 and Daylewis is 8/1. Nidge is expected to come on a lot for last weeks run and I think at 5/6 he is still good value.
Then we move onto the remaining 4 special markets. We have the Gender of the Winning Trainer priced up and it is the males who dominate the betting at 1/4 and the females are available at 3/1. If you fancy this year’s Derby winner to remain unbeaten throughout the competition, we will offer you a price of 8/1 for that to happen.
How about this year’s Derby winner NOT to win a heat on the way to winning the Derby? If you think this could happen, we have it priced at 33/1. Finally, we also offer a price on a greyhound just to make the final having NOT won a heat, this is priced at even money.