Greyhound Derby

The William Hill Greyhound Derby dominates the sport just now - and the good news is that Sky Sports viewers can see all the action from hereon in!

Last Updated: 14/06/13 at 17:12 Post Comment

Saturday's third round - the last 48 stage - is regarded as one of the nights of the year, as eight heats over 480 metres see the fastest greyhounds in Britain and Ireland aim for a place in Tuesday's quarter-finals. The first three in each heat qualify.

Join presenter Tony Ennis, pundit Jonathan Hobbs, trackside reporter Darrell Williams, commentator Errol Blyth and big Gary Wiltshire in the betting ring from 7.30pm on Sky Sports 4HD.

Our top tipster Mr Barker has the inside word... while for full race form, see bagsracing.com.

Wimbledon

7.34pm
Surely one for Ireland. The battle for early pace will be between crack Irish pair Kereight King and Droopys Jet, plus the bitch Skate On, but can Jet overcome a tough trap six draw? The race might be set up for the powerhouses TYRUR SUGAR RAY and Teejays Bluehawk. The race of the round?

7.49pm
Red-hot favourite here is the brilliant BALLYMAC VIC. He's a dog with all-round speed, but he moves wide early and could give those inside every chance. Realistically it's about who will finish second, and Ringtown Snowy and Priceless Pilot will be flashing home. Pilot flies late on!

8.04pm
SHANEBOY SPENCER has superb early pace and a vacant trap outside him to help. His battle with that terrific front-running bitch Droopys Loner will be key. But both will be watching for the big, big finish of the powerful Farloe Tango.

8.19pm
SIDAZ JACK represents the man they call the Derby King, Charlie Lister. Jack is the least experienced runner in the field but is getting better and is well drawn. Fermoy Henry will be no pushover as he starts well, while Airlie Impact will be running on strongly, but keeping very wide.

8.34pm
Benkaat Blue was just touched off in the second round but could again lead these a merry dance. However, so too can BOHERNA RUMBLE who has been pacing up well. Hather George has form over further so will not be stopping if the leaders crowd up.

8.49pm
Enter the stage the Derby favourite BALYMACE ESKE. A big odds-on chance, he has the draw in one who keep clear of trouble as he bids to add the English Derby to his Scottish Derby crown. Expect a flyer here from both Stonepark Crash and Loughteen Blanco. Droopys Ed Moses has a huge finish.

9.04pm
Eske's kennelmate at Barrie Draper's range is FARLOE WARHAWK and he won the Puppy Derby here last year. He must clear Newinn Rocket early who is running well. Screen Critic and Jaytee Hellcat are both big runners here on the clock in what looks one of the most competitive heats.

9.19pm
SHANEBOY ALLEY won the big Sky race at Swindon, the Arc, and his great early speed could soon have him clear. However, Garryglass Rodge and Bittles Bar are also lightning starters. But all of these will be watching Holden Spy, who tears down the back straight and will challenge off the last bend.

Watch the action live on Sky Sports 4HD from 7.30pm on Saturday

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