With 26 licensed greyhound stadiums in Great Britain and nearing 6,000 meetings offered to punters on an annual basis, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in greyhound betting. In comparison to horse racing, studying the form of greyhound runners is much easier and with only six dogs typically taking part in races, identifying a winner can be a far easier task.
Studying the form may help with greyhound betting
However, there are some bits of form that may be worth considering before placing a greyhound bet. One of the most valuable could be a dog’s form when running from a specific trap. Some dogs prefer a low draw and may win the majority of their races from trap one, but win virtually never if positioned in trap two.
Meanwhile, whether a dog is running in a higher class, such as moving from A5 to A3, may be significant as in theory they will be running against a faster opponent than in previous races. Furthermore, some dogs may produce their best at a particular track, so they may have a fine strike rate at Romford but then be below par when sent to Wimbledon.
Look at the Greyhound Derby for bigger greyhound odds
Undoubtedly the highlight of the annual greyhound racing calendar is the Greyhound Derby that is held at Wimbledon. With around 180 entries attracted to the showpiece each year, some big early ante-post prices can be taken advantage of. Siding with trainers rather than dogs is often a prudent strategy, with Charlie Lister a trainer particularly worth looking out for as he has been responsible for the last two Greyhound Derby winners.