Towcester dogs will be on Sky TV for the first time this evening and it’s a must watch on Sky Sports 3 for all lovers of the sport on both sides of the Irish Sea with a huge Anglo-Irish challenge. In two meetings to date, the Towcester track has favoured front runners, but there’s been far too small a sample to take that as gospel for the future.
Let’s start with the 8-dog contest at 7.34pm, and I’ve got to have a few quid eachway on trap 6 Stanton Buster who was very impressive at the first meeting. He battled well that day and should turn close to the speed.
Billys Bullet will be all the rage in the Stayers’ at 7.49pm, but I was really impressed with Swansalona Diva (5/2) on her Towcester debut and as the sole wide runner in Trap 6 she may enjoy a solo. She appeared to get the trip strong on her stamina debut last time.
Lenson Sanchez (4/6) really should be good enough to take the Puppy Stakes at 8.04pm. The Irish raider was a big winner at Shelbourne recently and appears to have awesome speed. Equally, King Dec (11/10), in trap 2, should repeat his success on December 6 in the 8.19pm. King Dec might prefer coming from box 1, but should still be able to cope with this trap, with Bodell Sheila in trap 1 far from quick away.
Later on the card Viking Jack (7/2) has the ability to cause an upset from trap 6 in the 8.34pm, while Touch Tackle (6/4) absolutely hacked up when getting out quick at this track a week ago. Owned by footballer Grand Holt, this one may well be back of the net once again.
Bubbly Time (Trap 1), will be a short price (4/7 to be exact) to take the marathon at 9.04pm, which gets us ready for the big one of the night at 9.19pm. Paradise Silva will be all the rage – despite a shock exit from the second round of the Derby at Wimbledon he’s the irish St Leger hero and got placed in the Irish Derby. However, I am a big fan of Adageo Bob (7/2) in trap 6, who is the 575m track record holder at Romford. He might need further than this 480m, but if he’s anywhere near them off the final bend he will be hard to beat.
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