Monday 24 June
Welcome to The Ritz in London for the Star Sports Greyhound Derby Draw!
We are blogging and tweeting live including the all-important draw and reaction from connections.
The draw was made by Star Sports Brand Ambassador RYAN SIDEBOTTOM
OUR FINALISTS ARE (in DRAW order, odds immediately after DRAW and pre-draw prices in brackets)
1 Magical Bale (6/5) 6/4
2 Ballymac Tas (16/1) 12/1
3 Priceless Blake (14/1) 10/1
4 Skywalker Logan (5/1) 9/2
5 Droopys Expert (7/1) 7/1
6 Clonbrien Prince (5/2) 11/4
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How they came out of the hat ….
Ben Keith speaks just after the draw for the final of the Star Sports Greyhound Derby.
NATHAN AND RACHEL CORDEN
Nathan and Rachel Corden from Nottingham reflect on the competition so far and preparations for Saturday’s Final.
MARTIN CHAPMAN ‘LOFTY’
The draw certainly threw up some surprises. Star Sports odds compiler Martin Chapman reflects on how the market has been affected.
KEVIN HUTTON ON DOROTAS WILDCAT
Kevin Hutton reflects on the career of his superstar dog, Dorotas Wildcat.
Nottingham promoter Nathan Cordon reflects on the success of the 2019 Derby and tells Star who he thinks will win the final.
INTERVIEWS WITH CONNECTIONS
TRAP 1 Magical Bale
Kevin Hutton is joined by members of The Westwell Racing club to discuss the chance of the Star Sports Derby favourite.
TRAP 2 Ballymac Tas
Peter Harnden has been housing Ballymac Tas and her trainer Liam Dowling and reflects on the journey so far.
TRAP 3 Priceless Blake
Susan Hennessy tells us how delighted the team are to have Priceless Blake in trap 3 in the Star Sports Derby final.
TRAP 4 Skywalker Logan
Brendan O’Neill, friend of owner Ray Patterson, tells us about the chances of Skywalker Logan is the Star Sports Derby final.
TRAP 5 Droopys Expert
Neil Conlon didn’t expect to be in the Star Sports Derby Final with Droopys Expert but tells Star how he can win it in the orange jacket.
TRAP 6 Clonbrien Prince
Nicky Holland, wife of trainer Graham, tells us how she is thrilled to be in the Star Sports Derby Final with her ultra consistent greyhound Clonbrien Prince.