Fear Zafonic to win the Greyhound Derby tonight

Ballymac Ruso is the main danger IMO.  Tissue prices have Ballymac Ruso fav as he has played such a blinder through the heats and his consistency deserves nothing less.  However Fear Zafonic has finally got his favoured red jacket by the rails.  Although this is statistically disastrous box for Derby finalists he has been inconvenienced throughout the competition by not being in T1.  Tonight he can make it pay and I think as the evening wears on and people think on Charlie Lister’s ability to get his dogs peaking and pinging on the big nights, he might start favourite.

Ballymac Ruso, drawn next door in T2, also has ferocious early pace but as he is predicted to take the middle line my money is on Fear Zafonic to hug the rails, lead up to the first and then nothing should catch him…

Of course if it was always that straightforward I would be blogging this from a yacht somewhere so we won’t really know until 10.12 tonight, but I am happy to nail my red jacket to the mast now 🙂

Red comes home in front

Red comes home in front

Posted on May 30, 2009, in Greyhound racing and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Only now can I bring myself to type the outcome.

    Fear Zafonic broke in front and it was all done and dusted until the unthinkable happened and he got picked up on the run-in and done by a neck on the line. Poor Ballymac Ruso was totally undone by the parade and the noise so the unexpected victor taking the spoils was T5 Kinda Ready, still a pup!

    The clues to his victory were in his heats race comments “blah de blah de blah, ran on strongly” each race. The writing was on the wall folks but like Harchibald’s Champion Hurdle, I will never quite believe it happened.

  2. Damn missed a FANBOYS

  3. Stephen Foster

    I had a rather nasty Champion Hurdle experience with Hardy Eustace the first time. I was supposed to meet my mate in a betting shop but it all went wrong and I didn’t get there. I had no idea who to back, but as Stoke City had a midfielder called John Eustace playing at the same time I knew where the e/w cover would have gone. That’s the worst 33/1 I’ve ever missed.

  4. Look Here @ the Oaks @ 33/1 last year. I was Epsom and as they left the paddock I said to my companion (who should know better as he works at the RP!)

    “A few good judges reckon that one has a good chance…”


    Zafonic wasn’t unlucky, the young’un ran a blinder but it stings a bit.

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