Anticipation grows for Greyhound Gold Cup

  • Anticipation grows for Greyhound Gold Cup

Anticipation grows for Greyhound Gold Cup

With the Greyhound Gold Cup now just over a week away, and with preparations at the Monmore Green Stadium in Wolverhampton well underway, anticipation among trainers and supporters alike is certainly growing. The semi-final draws have now been made, with a number of high profile competitors providing punters with opportunities to win big in the Greyhound odds from bookmakers.

Having already been among the frontrunners, Droopys Buick consolidated his position as the favourite for the Gold Cup with an impressive win by a margin of seven lengths during first round action. The two-year-old is the 4/1 favourite for the Gold Cup in the greyhound odds from bookmakers Coral, however one of the toughest semi-final draws sees the Jimmy Wright trained hound come up against five other superb rivals, all of whom go into the race in fine form.

With greyhound odds of 5/1 from Coral, Hiya Butt will be among those in this competitive semi-final, and having already shown his class in the Greyhound Derby earlier on in the season, will certainly provide stiff competition. Alongside the Hayley Keightley trained two-year-old and Droopys Buick will be Southfield Jock and Laughing Gravy, who are at 12/1 and 33/1 respectively in the greyhound odds from Coral. 

Despite having failed to deliver in the recent Sussex Cup having headed into the race as the favourite, Oscar Whisky will still certainly be one to watch at the Gold Cup. At 8/1 in the greyhound odds with Coral, Oscar Whisky is sure to be heavily backed in the race selections, with Clondoty Alex, California and Jaytee Spartacus set to make life very difficult for him in the first of three semi-final heats. The fact that the trio have been given odds of 14/1, 8/1 and 14/1 respectively shows just how serious a threat they could in fact be.

Elsewhere, the latest standings in the trainer’s championship certainly make for interesting reading, with both Phil Simmonds and John Mullins making significant movements as a result of recent races. With Patrick Janssen making his first appearance in the championship table, it is still all about Mark Wallis, who currently holds a remarkable 281-point lead over Paul Young in second place.