Towcester tips: Malfoy the bet in British Bred Derby Final
David Metcalf | 29 November 2016
Lowgate Malfoy cracking value in Towcester showpiece
The final of the Leamaneigh Turbo At Stud British Bred Derby takes centre stage on a mixed- card at Towcester tonight screened live on Racing Post Greyhound TV (Sky 468, Freesat 250) and T6 Lowgate Malfoy looks cracking value to land the spoils.
Jim Hayton’s charge ran well to reach the final of the British Breeders Stakes at Nottingham when finishing a 1 /4 length third to Badabing and shaped well in his first race at this venue when forced wide at the first and coming third to King Kid.
The son of Windy Millar then duly improved for that sighter when scoring over course and distance seven days ago in the semis, coming with a strong run to score by 2 3/4 lengths after being slowly away.
Although not the quickest from the lids, Lowgate Malfoy is a strong sort who looks ideally housed as the sole wide seed to capitalise on any scrimmaging on the inside.
He doesn’t have much to find on the clock with a main protagonists and if turning in a handy pitch is going to be a real handful if within striking distance turning for home.
Blackstone Jovi the Puppy punt
T1 Blackstone Jovi can cash-in on what looks a good draw to land the Leamaneigh Turbo At Stud Puppy (20:02).
Mark Wallis’ son of Ace Hi Rumble is a lightly-raced an unexposed sort who has won one of his four starts at the track.
That win came over 480m and Blakcstone Jovi showed plenty of early pace when producing a 4.19 sectional to make all and score by 3 3/4 lengths.
His other runs suggest the step up to 500m should hold no fears and with T5 Maymountainous and T6 Barricane Carina closely matched early doors there is a possibility of a coming together on the outer.
If that proves to be the case then Jovi looks ideally housed to ping out, boss the rails and register a trap-to-line success.
Carlos Court gets the verdict
In Leamaneigh Turbo At Stud Standard (20:34), T5 Carlos Court is strongly fancied to get the better of an early paced tussle with T4 Bockos Alfie and get back to winning ways.
Derek Deakin’s dog is a really pacy sort who ran with tremendous credit to get to the final of of the British Breeders Stakes at Nottingham.
He was arguably unlucky not to capture the valuable prize as he failed by a whisker to turn the first bend in front and got crowded at the second bend before going down by just a length to Badabing.
Carlos Court has since scored impressively on debut over course and distance when very quickly away and making all to score early by 3 1/4 lengths in the opening heats of the British Bred Derby.
He then missed the break completely when fifth behind Bang On Giles in last week’s semis when sent off a heavily-backed favourite, but if starting in his best fashion is going to be very tough to beat in this slightly less competitive affair.
Chubbys Oak can fell rivals in Sprint
T5 Chubbys Oak puts his unbeaten record at the track on the line in the Leamaneigh Turbo At Stud Sprint (21:24) and looks nicely housed to maintain it.
Mark Wallis dog is 3-3 over course and distance and all those wins have come when sporting the stripes.
He has a best winning time of 15.37 to his name and that makes him very closely matched with T2 Ela Ela Genie.
However, his kennelmate has a fast starter on his inside in the shape of T1 Trapstyle Jet to overcome and that is not going to be easy.
It will be eyes closed for supporters of that pair heading into the first bend and any jostling will give Chubbys Oak a tremendous chance of swooping clear on the outside if timing it right at the lids.
Towcester best bets
20:02 T1 Blackstone Jovi
20:34 T5 Carlos Court (NAP)
21:06 T6 Lowgate Malfoy
21:24 T6 Chubbys Oak (NB)