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Greyhounds gear up for Derby bid

12:49 23 May 2014

Greyhounds are chasing the biggest prize in the sport (pic: Coral)

Greyhounds are chasing the biggest prize in the sport (pic: Coral)

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Semi-final action in store this weekend

A record £200,000 awaits the winner of the 2014 William Hill Greyhound Derby and it’s make or break for connections at Wimbledon tomorrow (Saturday) as the event, which started out with 222 greyhounds chasing chasing immortality, reaches the semi-final stage - with just 12 runners left.

It’s a real Britain versus Ireland clash in the two semi-finals with England’s champion trainer Mark Wallis sending out unbeaten Aero Nemesis in the second heat against Irish handler Pat Buckley’s fastest quarter-final winner Mind The Net, who ran-up in the Scottish Derby earlier this year.

The pair dominate the long odds betting along with Ireland’s Crokers Champ, who runs for Peter Cronin, and who will be a red-hot fancy to win the first semi-final.

The two semis form part of a cracking card live on SIS and Sky Sports 2 (from 7pm) which includes the heats of the William Hill Derby Plate and William Hill Champion Hurdle, the qualifiers from which will share the stage at Wimbledon for next week’s gala Derby Final night programme.

Latest betting: 3-1 Aero Nemesis, Crokers Champ, Mind The Net, 7 Metro Jack, 10 Ecclestone, 20 bar.

See bagsracing.com for further details and big-race form, including video replays. Form for card attached.

SIS/Sky Sports fixtures 2014: Wimbledon – Saturday, May 24 [William Hill Derby semis]; Wimbledon – Saturday, May 31 [£200,000 William Hill Derby final]; Newcastle - Wednesday, June 4; Kinsley – Tuesday, June 10; Sheffield - Tuesday, June 24; Sunderland - Wednesday, July 9; Nottingham - Tuesday, July 15; Hove - Tuesday, July 29; TBC - Tuesday, August 5; Monmore - Thursday, August 21; Romford - Tuesday, September 9; Yarmouth - Wednesday, September 17; Sheffield - Tuesday, September 30; Newcastle - Thursday, October 9; TBC - Wednesday, October 15; Nottingham - Tuesday, October 28; Wimbledon - Tuesday, November 11; Nottingham - Tuesday, November 18; Romford - Tuesday, December 2; Belle Vue - Wednesday, December 10.

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