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Greyhounds: Dave Clark's weekend preview

Hove host a handful of finals on Saturday night live on RPGTV, with the feature being the New Year Gala 515 Final and expected to go the way of Carl Gardiner's Clairkeith Remy.

A class act who finished third in the Eclipse at Nottingham last month, this powerful tracker returned to action in last week's heats and is expected to strip fitter for that outing.

He pounced late over the stiff 515m trip down on the south coast and with likely improvement from the son of Droopys Cain, he is a formidable opponent for rivals.

Main danger is the speedy railer Global Vision for top local handler Seamus Cahill, but he is stranded out in trap five and may struggle to get across to the inside on the run to the first turn.

Drive On Lad in the driving seat

It is quite remarkable that the classy Richard Rees-trained Drive On Lad is still a maiden after 14 starts in the UK but he is a confident selection to shed that tag on Saturday night in the New Year Gala 500 Maiden Final.

Nailed on the line in the Juvenile Classic final at Towcester last year, this is a greyhound who has dined at the top table in racing without getting his head in front, but this is a great opportunity from a brilliant inside draw in trap one.

Local Typhoid Mary will allow plenty of racing room up the inside as she is expected to move off slightly in the blue jacket, the selection can boss the inside before asserting down the back with his fine all-round speed.

The well-regarded Four From Two is a danger from trap four on just his third start, as is Matt Dartnall's smart heat winner Hay Bale, but neither will be able to live with the selection should he get a dream run up the inside early on as expected.

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More fireworks expected from Mia

Patrick Janssens' Hawkfield Mia has been in devastating form at Romford in recent weeks, scorching the sand in some flashy times with sizzling early speed.

Twice in the last two weeks the lightly raced speedster has flown from the boxes and zipped into the first turn, producing amazing sectionals of 3.55sec and 3.56sec.

She lines up in a warm race on Friday night live on RPGTV - a semi-final of the Romford Friday Night Bonanza Standard over 400m - and although the calibre of opposition is decent, she is simply unopposable with another flashy start expected.

Local Moorstown Victor will move inside from trap three, further enhancing already clear claims for the selection who races in the black jacket of trap four.

A slick exit and she will go marching on into next week's final with another fine front-running display.

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