Irish Greyhound Derby Final Betting Tip, Outright Odds & Preview
The Irish Greyhound Derby Final is this Saturday at Shelbourne Park, so here’s Sarah Kinsella’s reaction, opinion, betting tip and more.
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From 156 to the final 6!
Can you believe that we are here already? The final of the 2022 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby is taking place this Saturday and it will be LIVE on Virgin Media 2 & RPGTV (sky channel 437).
We were treated to some epic racing last Saturday with Callaway Pro Am and Ballymac Finn dominating their heats in superior fashion.
It’s a wide-open derby with Owen McKenna’s Callaway Pro Am the 9/4 favourite with those odds cut from 7/1 after his 29.64 victory.
It’s a very young field with siblings Ballymac Finn and Maries Wedding not turning two-years-of-age until November so it really is a case of out with the old and in with the new eh?!
Happy Birthday, Callaway Pro Am
Denis Murphy spoke extremely well at the derby lunch. Of course, all connections with a finalist spoke well but Murphy definitely said all the right things with a huge thanks to BoyleSports, so thank you very much Denis.
Callaway celebrates his birthday derby final night, so wouldn’t it be the perfect birthday present to win the derby title and €125,000?
And to think that Owen McKenna is just days away from the possibility of winning back-to-back derby titles. Can he do it?
Callaway is the only unbeaten runner in the competition with last year’s winner Susie Sapphire going into the final with the same stat. It might just be fate. Or is it faith, I always mix those two up!
The Derby Final Lunch
I adore this. Everyone is buzzing to be there as it means they have a runner in the big one and all their hard work has paid off.
It’s mad to think after 156 entries that only one can prevail but who will it be? The food was amazing at the lunch but I never got my sticky toffee pudding, so I wasn’t happy (joke). The food at HQ is very good, it always has been.
The staff were flat out looking after us all and I had the soup and beef which was fantastic. We got a little trio of desserts then with a special BoyleSports branded chocolate. The attention to detail is brilliant so well done to the Shelbourne Park and GRI. Thank you for a lovely afternoon.
It was great listening to all the connections in the final being interviewed by Ian Fortune. I have added them all to my social media platforms so make sure you have a look. Denis Murphy and Callaway Pro Am kicked off proceedings and highlights from Saturday can be viewed below.
The Burning Question
Who will win the 2022 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby? There are three bitches and three dogs with girl power rocking as Keeley McGee and Jennifer O’Donnell have their first ever derby finalists as trainers. Best of luck!
1 – Callaway Pro Am – The favourite, the unbeaten finalist and trained by last year’s winning trainer Owen McKenna
2 – Crafty Kokoro – mighty consistent & the best stayer in the race. Leaves it until the last second
3 – Maries Wedding – one of the youngest in the line-up and improving as each week goes by
4 – Ballymac Finn – Maries Wedding litter brother. A powerhouse with a nice style of running
5 – Born Warrior – early pace is his advantage but runs out of petrol on the home straight and runs wide. If he leads he has MASSIVE chance
6 – Droopys Nice One – the outsider but full of class. With a clear run she has just as much of a chance as anyone else.
It really is WIDE OPEN. A case can be made for all finalists. This is exactly what we want in a derby final.
*** My pick is BORN WARRIOR. I tipped him up at 33/1 at the start of the derby so fingers crossed.
I’m looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday and I hope you enjoy your night, especially those who won tickets from my social media competition. You’re welcome!
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May the best greyhound win and let them all come home safe. Sarah 🙂 x
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