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Old 10-08-14, 00:45   #81
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Great nights racing. I know it's early but this is really shaping up to be an exciting derby. Nidgey was supposed to be 2 pounds overweight tonight. Gleeson (his trainer) would have done no work on the dog over the week. He knew it was a weak heat and planned accordingly. I thought it was a very professional performance and the dog is being allowed to run into form and into his correct weight as the competition progresses. Gleeson trained tge winner last year and knows how to get a dog through the derby. He knows what he is doing. Anyone on Nidge should be happy so far. There were another few great performances tonight and I hope the best dogs keep getting through. Roll on next week.
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Old 10-08-14, 01:12   #82
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Nidge fared very well in the draw for Rd 2, a Saturday night heat which is what he'll have wanted plus he avoided any of the other major contenders. I'd be pretty disappointed if he doesn't stray them.
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Old 10-08-14, 03:43   #83
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I had a pup named nidge
But my da ran over it
I use the term da because I've been watching a few L.H. Episodes
Of late and the accents and lingo is creeping in
Hope ur nidge fares a bit better than mine and he doesn't get 'clipped'
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Old 10-08-14, 09:29   #84
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Nidge fared very well in the draw for Rd 2, a Saturday night heat which is what he'll have wanted plus he avoided any of the other major contenders. I'd be pretty disappointed if he doesn't stray them.
I would have thought Borneo in an early heat would be giving him one hell of a race. Known to be a very bad kenneler so being in H2 gives him the opp to put best foot forward?
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Old 10-08-14, 10:24   #85
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I would have thought Borneo in an early heat would be giving him one hell of a race. Known to be a very bad kenneler so being in H2 gives him the opp to put best foot forward?
Well Trainer said on TV once that he's not a good kenneller but he was in a late race last night and ran his race. On first look it's a nice safe draw with Borneo and 4 nothing dogs. As far as qualifying goes it's a great heat for Nidgey.
I'd be hoping to see a big improvement at the traps and a pretty easy win.
Ps I'd need to have a good look at it during the week but Borneo looks to have a horrendous draw in trap 3, immediately inside a fast starting railer.

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Old 10-08-14, 11:42   #86
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Droopys nidge was a bit rusty last thers goin to have to b a major improvement in him next week the dog that led him is only a A1 dog around waterford. A lot a nice early pace on the inside of him Borneo razldazl
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Old 10-08-14, 11:49   #87
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I wouldn't have thought it's a great draw for round two myself. Borneo, as already mentioned, is no slouch. Trap 1 is the track record holder in Cork for 550 and Razldazl Al ran a career best 550 last night in a pretty slick 29.76. He has already posted 31.15 for 575 yards this year which is a great run. In fact it was only a shade over 4 lengths off that track record set by the beast Greenwell Hulk. He's also with Dolores Ruth so he has plenty going for him. All three of these dogs would be disappointed not to qualify. I would consider it a pretty decent early teat test for Nidge.
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Old 10-08-14, 20:15   #88
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Haha come on Tony he's in with a 50/1 chance, a 100/1, a 200/1 and 2 500/1 shots. The 100/1 is prob gonna impede the 50/1 at the traps and Nidge is in his plumb trap. He's gotta finish in the top 3 spots. I'd be calling that a pretty ideal draw. I was quite disappointed with what I saw from Nidge last night but am looking forward to a better showing next weekend.
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Old 10-08-14, 20:37   #89
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I'm not quite sure where you are getting those prices from. Anyway, I only spoke about three other dogs in the race. I also assessed their ability on time, not their prices. Fact remains that it's definitely not an easy draw for so early in the competition. Obviously he should qualify but I don't think he'll stray them. I might actually be tempted to have a small bet on Razldazl al in the race itself.

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Old 10-08-14, 22:00   #90
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Oddschecker.
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Old 10-08-14, 22:24   #91
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Well they are very generous prices indeed. May have to have a look myself..
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Old 11-08-14, 02:37   #92
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Is it still worth betting on this? Can someone explain in laymans terms what I say to the bookie/what bookie to go to?
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Old 11-08-14, 02:49   #93
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Is it still worth betting on this? Can someone explain in laymans terms what I say to the bookie/what bookie to go to?

Droopys Nidge is still 10/1 with Boyles which seems the best price http://www.oddschecker.com/greyhound...d-derby/winner

Tell bookie you want to back "insert dogs name" in the Irish Greyhound Derby.
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Old 11-08-14, 04:49   #94
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Droopys Nidge is still 10/1 with Boyles which seems the best price http://www.oddschecker.com/greyhound...d-derby/winner

Tell bookie you want to back "insert dogs name" in the Irish Greyhound Derby.
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Old 11-08-14, 12:18   #95
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This is what Nidges trainer said yesterday:

He’ll Be Better Next Weekend – Gleeson

The big talking point of Saturday night concerned the performance of ante-post favourite Droopys Nidge in winning his heat in 29.95.

His trainer Robert Gleeson wasn’t worried about appeared to be a lacklustre performance and predicted that he will be much better next week.

Said Robert, “We decided last week not to give him a trial and to keep him fresh as there are six rounds in the Derby. He had three or four gallops alright but he would have needed a trial.

“He is maturing and is developing muscle and his right weight is 72lb. But he weighed 74lb on Saturday and it told on him. He was sluggish in the race but, remember, he hadn’t been in a box for four weeks and you can be assured he will strip a lot fitter next week.

“We will have him checked out tomorrow morning but he looks fine to me. He is a dog that loves to be galloped and we will gallop him on Tuesday and Thursday as usual. That should have him about right for Saturday night”.


So basically he's gambled on the early couple of rounds and so far hopefully it's looked to have paid off in that 1) He's comfortably thru round one and seems to be unscathed 2) He's drawn a Saturday night heat in round 2 and therefore has a full week to prep & 3) He's not drawn a hot heat as he's still likely to be short on fitness for the next 2 weeks. The weight issue is quite a gamble to take as the dog will be still bursting a gut in the race and when overweight can get hurt easier (the same way as we would running a mile at full effort when 15 pounds heavier than our normal weight).
The reason that he's done this is that in his 2 competitions to date it could be argued that Nidge has regressed, certainly he's missed the break in the final both times. The key to him might be to keep him as fresh as possible. Its a ballsy move.
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Old 11-08-14, 13:25   #96
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He ll want to b improving which he will I have no doubt.. Listen lads tis dogs has done serious clocks around shelbourne for a pup but he didn't race again any top class dogs yet Saturday nite will b a test for him nice bit of early in the heat a handy enough heat he ll want to b on his toes early cause if t4 get ahead of him early goin to the corner he ll hold him up and a lot of early on the inside of him. He should b winning sat nite And doin at lease 29.60 IMO
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Old 16-08-14, 19:42   #97
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Nidge same weight as last week.
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Old 16-08-14, 20:10   #98
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Nidge same weight as last week.
Is that good or bad?
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Old 16-08-14, 20:18   #99
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Is that good or bad?
I'm a little worried. I know that he's having some fitness issues, some niggles. We'll know a little more about where we stand in 7 minutes time. Hopefully we'll get thru safely, an extra 7 days recovery could make a huge deal of difference to him. I'd still expect to win tonight thou.
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Old 16-08-14, 20:23   #100
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I'm a little worried. I know that he's having some fitness issues, some niggles. We'll know a little more about where we stand in 7 minutes time. Hopefully we'll get thru safely, an extra 7 days recovery could make a huge deal of difference to him. I'd still expect to win tonight thou.
Does he have to win or just finish in the top 3 or something?
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