Callaway Rambler New Fav To Steal Show At BoyleSports Coursing Derby
Romance will go out the window this Valentine’s Day as greyhound enthusiasts flock to Clonmel for the 3-day National Coursing Meeting at Powerstown Park.
It’s a love affair that has lasted generations in Ireland as thousands are set to descend to Co Tipperary to see their favourite greyhounds battle it out on the field of dreams with Callaway Rambler the ante post favourite at 8/1 to land the 2020 BoyleSports Coursing Derby.
After the withdrawal of 7/1 favourite Glorious Glin, it was Callaway Rambler, who was renamed last week from Special Rambler after new ownership, that took over at the top of the market.
Callaway Rambler is bred by top stud dog Adios Alonso and was successful at Abbeyfeale when winning the Puppy Stake to Partys On Willy who is a 16/1 shot.
Plenty of interest is coming for Cuban Boris after the draw was made and he is now 10/1 from 121 to win the title.
In the Horse & Jockey Oaks, the main money is coming for the top two 8/1 joint favourites Scientific and Joyandjubilation. Next in the market is Ballymac Amber at 10/1 with Icon Queen at 12/1.
BoyleSports Magic, for owner John Boyle is the Even money favourite for the Kevin Smith Champion Stakes and is a popular choice with punters ahead of the big weekend.
Sarah Kinsella, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: “The eagerly awaited BoyleSports Coursing Derby kicks off this weekend with a whopping €40,000 up for grabs. Callaway Rambler is the 8/1 favourite with Victor Ludorum sharing second spot with Cuban Boris at 10/1. It promises to be a cracking weekend of greyhound action with the Oaks and Champion Stakes also featuring on the action-packed programme and it is not to be missed.”
Damien Lonergan, head of greyhound trading for BoyleSports said: “After the draw was made on Saturday the money started to arrive for Cuban Boris who is 10/1 with us for the BoyleSports Derby, I have no doubt he will go off shorter. In the Oaks the betting has been quite enough all season with the only real money being for the two favourites Joyandjubilation and Scientific. We could get a result in the Oaks I reckon!
In the Champion Stakes it looks like BoyleSports Magic will be hard to beat and will go to slips as many peoples anchor leg in most accumulators. He might be a bad result for the firm but he is one we really want! It’s hard to look past Share The Dream in the Champion Bitch Stake and her price of 5/4 reflects that, I can’t see us laying much at the price but she’s one we are keen to keep onside”
*Prices correct at time of publication