Plenty of greyhound and for that matter horse races are scheduled to be run this coming Bank Holiday Monday, but I want to turn my attention today to one greyhound race that is sure to be of interest to plenty of you out there.
That race is of course the annual Puppy Classic, and if you are prepared to shop around I am confident that no matter which greyhound you think is going to win it, you will get some fairly early decent early odds on that ground for sure.
I think it’s fair and true to say that it is Ice On Fire that has been attracting the majority of the support form punters betting on that race, for you only need to look at its 3/1 opening odds which soon became 5/1 and are now as low as just 8/11 to see the level of support coming in for it.
Just make sure that if you are interested in backing that favourite that you do not delay in doing so, for you can guarantee that those odds will not be getting any higher in value in the couple of days ahead and could easily drop even lover.
Have an Each-Way Bet Instead
You will have to place some fairly hefty bets if you are to get a decent winning pay-out if you do back the favourite to win this race, and even though it is an odds-on favourite there are no guarantees that it will win.
Therefore there is some value to be bagged by backing one of the other five greyhounds each-way as opposed to betting on them to win outright and bookies will be paying out to two places on their each-way betting markets for this race and the best each-way terms will also see you getting one quarter of the win odds too on the place part of an each-way bet.
Which Puppy to Back Each-Way
With a little bit of luck in running and possibly some trouble at the bends too, there is a chance that Roxholme Dolly could get placed or even go on to win this race and as far as just what odds you can get on that puppy, which for reference is the second favourite, well Coral are going 7/2 on it.
Next in the betting you have Headford Ranger who looks a rock-solid 9/2 shot, and there will be plenty of punter that will be prepared to take those odds too, and much the same could also be said for Antigua Rum whose odds are now around the 7/1 mark.
As for whether one of the outsiders will win, well anything is of course possible in a race of this nature and those two outsiders are Waikiki Lad at 14/1 and at some much bigger odds you also have Salacres Magnier at 66/1.