You know it’s a light day for sport when the main story in the daily preview is about greyhound racing. This is an acquired taste and a sports betting niche but there’s live coverage every night on Racing Post Greyhound TV. Sky covers some of the major races and meetings so the dogs are well covered on television and the Racing Post provides form and results. Laying greyhounds is not everybody’s cup of tea but it can be profitable.
If you glance at the Greyhounds section towards the back of the Racing Post you will see a multitude of meetings and there are 11 covered today. You have to be selective when adopting a strategy so it’s best to focus on the RPGTV meetings. You can eliminate the Open races and any A1 and A10 graded races. Traps 1 and 6 should be disregarded for the purpose of this approach to laying greyhounds.
The next step is to identify the trap that has provided the fewest winners since the start of the year. There are websites that record results and statistics and show trap records. The trap with the lowest winning percentage (disregarding 1 and 6) is the next key element of this system. You must avoid any dog that has finished first and second on the last start and any dog that has recorded the fastest time over the distance.
You should now have a list of races and the trap number to lay. The best staking approach is to lay for £10 which means that is the most you can lose in one race. Stakes can be compounded or level and that stake unit is dependent on your budget and the amount you are comfortable risking but remember there could be several qualifying races. Do not lay any dog at 6/1 or bigger in the betting forecast. Any race with a vacant trap should be ignored.
RPGTV are covering Peterborough and Central Park (Sittingbourne) tonight.
The least winning trap other than 1 or 6 is trap 5 at Peterborough and trap 3 at Central Park. There are seven graded races (indicated by an A prefix) at Peterborough that qualify. The following races meet all the criteria that make the bet a lay: 725, 842 and 915. At Central Park the following races from seven graded contests qualify: 802, 818 and 850. So, there are six dogs to lay on RPGTV tonight.