This is going to be a 100 percent successful because it all depends at what time during the parade you view the dogs, I have noticed that the dog with the curliest appendage five minutes before the race is not necessarily the main qualifier just before they enter the traps.


It took years to eventually realise this: if you always play your hand with position – being the last to act on every betting round – then you will find it is far easier to win at this game. You get all that information about everybody else’s actions before you have to act, and in a game where small edges count for a lot, that is a significant advantage. Roger Plummer of the Daily Mirror’s racing desk shares his strategy for picking the winning dog.


Mentioned to Harry Lloyd, one of the best greyhound judges I have ever met, that I was struggling to find something to back in a race at Hackney one Saturday morning. After careful consideration Harry said to me, ‘Back the one with the curliest tail.’ So, just for a bit of fun, I studied the greyhounds as they paraded, noted the six dog had the curliest tail and had a couple of quid on. Needless to say, the dog obliged and, from that day on, if anyone asks me what to back at a dog meeting, I always impart the aforementioned advice.