GREYHOUNDS: The second day of Round One features 10 races, each previewed below.

Heat 11 18.20

1 Bobsleigh Dream

2 Burgess Glengar

3 Swift Woof

4 Ballymac Belvult

5 Havana Lover (m)

6 Burkos Bobby (w)

Verdict: The ladies dominate the betting here with Bobsleigh Dream and Havana Lover at the top of the market. Bobsleigh Dream has some excellent form in Ireland and can be expected to improve on her recent trial for leading Irish trainer Pat Buckley. Havana Lover has won three of her last four over the distance here and could prove hard to beat. Burgess Glengar will look to set the pace and is not out of it at a big price.

Selection: Havana Lover

Heat 12 18.35

1 Kilkenny Santy

2 Lemon Tossy

3 Part Blake

4 Singalong Sally

5 Warzone Tom (m)

6 Savana Hero (w)

Verdict: The heat from hell! Ante post favourite Part Blake takes on superstar bitch Singalong Sally, throw in Shelbourne Open 600 finalist Kilkenny Santy, recent trial stake winner Lemon Tossy, gold collar winner Warzone Tom and the exciting Savana Hero and you undoubtedly have the heat of round one. Singalong Sally holds the key, she is capable of a flying start but does tend to move inwards early and this could cause Part Blake some issues. Warzone Tom and Savana Hero could have plenty of room to operate and a tentative vote goes to Warzone Tom at around about 9/2

Selection: Warzone Tom

Heat 13 18.50

1 Droopys Cavalry

2 Master Ten Ten

3 Tiffield Trajan

4 Annual Sydney (m)

5 Blackrose Tadhg (m)

6 Balterio (w)

Verdict: Balterio should go close in heat thirteen. Well drawn as the sole wide seed its not one of the stronger heats and a repeat of his recent trial may well suffice. Blackrose Tadhg is another with good trial form and usually finishes well.

Selection: Balterio

Heat 14 19.10

1 Lanzo

2 Dreamers United

3 Fast Fit Paddy

4 Coppice Fox (m)

5 Mickys Barrett (m)

6 Luminous Socks (w)

Verdict: Shelbourne Open 600 winner Fast Fit Paddy has his first outing on UK soil. A powerful performer when he gets room to operate the son of Ballymac Vic should be too strong for his rivals with a level break. Mickys Barrett is a promising young bitch who could go well in the competition, but preference is for Fast Fit Paddy in box three.

Selection: Fast Fit Paddy

Heat 15 19.30

1 Signet Ace

2 Glengar Scholar

3 Callmesteve

4 Mystical Tig (m)

5 Skidroes Buick (m)

6 Lasair Breno (w)

Verdict: Signet Ace and Glengar Scholar will top the market in this heat. Signet Ace ran well in this event last year and has since won the eclipse at Nottingham. He will need to improve on his recent trial effort but still holds major claims. Glengar Scholar is a young dog with a bright future, a semi-finalist in the recent Kirby memorial at Limerick he can be expected to come on for his recent trial effort. Callmesteve was stunning in his recent trial but will have to come from behind and will need luck.

Selection: Signet Ace

Heat 16 19.48

1 Skywalker Stan

2 Run Bolt

3 Emilys Jet

4 Old Fort Chicago (m)

5 Bubbly Booster (m)

6 Ballymac Ben (w)

Verdict: The Irish raiders head the betting once again in heat sixteen. Emilys Jet for Peter Cronin was ultra-impressive when beating Sporting Chile around here on April 17th and his recent solo trial was another step in the right direction. Ballymac Ben is perfectly housed out wide for Liam Dowling, he ran well in the Kirby at Limerick and should improve for his first look at the track. Skywalker Stan is a consistent greyhound and should be on the premises.

Selection: Emilys Jet

Heat 17 20.05

1 Freedom Alibi

2 Kantoher Jack

3 Druids Why So

4 Scarty Yank (m)

5 Moyvane Image (m)

6 Narcos Dode (w)

Verdict: Scarty Yank will be one of the shortest price favourites of the first round. Pat Buckley’s tracker was impressive when beating a good field at Tralee in March and showed his wellbeing with a smart trial around here recently. Freedom Alibi was another to impress in a recent trial around here but still has a bit to find to threaten the favourite. Moyvane Image is lightly raced and very well bred. He is open to more improvement and could figure.

Selection: Scarty Yank

Heat 18 20.26

1 Kildare

2 Diamond Lisa

3 Borna Haka

4 Le Bonite (m)

5 Trumps Benefit (m)

6 Icemans Savana (w)

Verdict: The lightly raced Kildare will be all the rage in this. He displayed real promise when making it to the final of the Kirby at Limerick in only his fifth start, there is obviously plenty of improvement to come from him. He is perfectly drawn in red and a repeat of his recent trial run ought to be enough. Trumps Benefit usually finishes strongly over fours bends and is not without a chance while La Bonite must be respected coming from the Buckley kennels.

Selection: Kildare

Heat 19 20.45

1 Coolavanny Calvn

2 Minglers Popeye

3 Signet Denver

4 Chelms Switch (m)

5 Hazelhill Hare (m)

6 Thorn Falcon (w)

Verdict: Last years Derby champion Thorn Falcon kicks off the defence of his title in heat nineteen. He faces a tough assignment, Coolavanny Calvn is no mug, he beat a good field around Shelbourne last month and has impressed in his two trials around here in preparation for the derby. You would expect Thorn Falcon to qualify comfortably but for win purposes it may be wise to side with Coolavanny Calvn for the excellent Michael o Donovan.

Selection: Coolavanny Calvn

Heat 20 21.04

1 Shockwave Onyx

2 Cushie Concorde

3 Global Vision

4 Deadly Tornado (m)

5 Ballinabola Ed (m)

6 Getawaywithit (w)

Verdict: Ballinabola Ed is the fancy of many to go all the way in this year’s derby, a finalist in this years Kirby memorial at Limerick he broke the track record at Tralee prior to that event. His running style suggests Towcester should suit him and it will be interesting to see how he fares in heat twenty. Global Vision put in a massive performance to make all around here late last month and a repeat performance would see him tough to beat.

Selection Ballinabola Ed

Heat 21 21.20

1 Whats Up Eva

2 Monraud Thunder

3 Cape Cloud

4 Milton Noah (m)

5 Chelms Yes (m)

6 Amaze Me More (w)

Verdict: Good battle for early supremacy in this heat with the four inside runners all well capable of flying starts. Amaze Me More has an ideal drawn in six and should qualify, A chance is taken on Cape Cloud to make all. He has some smart form in the book and ran better than the placing suggests last week in a hot contest. Chelms Yes is another to consider.

Selection: Cape Cloud

Weekend’s Best Bets.

Towcester Friday: 20:45 Coolavanny Calvn, One unit win

Towcester Saturday: 19:10 Deadly Showtime, Two units win