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Greyhounds: Dave Clark's weekend preview

The stars of the future are on show at Towcester on Sunday afternoon in the £10,000 bet365 Puppy Oaks final and all the action will be broadcast live on Racing Post Greyhound TV.

Three weeks ago, 48 hopefuls lined up over the Greyhound Derby trip of 500m in Northamptonshire, with just six now remaining in a fascinating contest featuring six railers.

Bluebelle to flourish from favourable draw

Racing room will be at a premium in the early exchanges on Sunday afternoon in the Puppy Oaks final when six talented railers will all be looking to boss matters on the inside at the first turn.

Irish raider Bubbly Bluebelle could manage only third in her semi-final last week and has not tasted success since her first-round heat, but the trap has been kind to her and Paul Matthews' talented youngster gets the vote.

Powerful local lady Minnie Bullet has caught the eye flashing home on every outing and will appeal to value seekers at 5/1 on the early prices, but a switch to the inside box is a concern and she is expected to be slowly into her stride.

Forecast and tricast punters should include her in their perms, but if she is tardy from the boxes as expected, that will leave the door wide open to Bubbly Bluebelle in trap two to crucially dominate matters on the rail.

Antepost favourite Ballymac Mags is on a hat-trick after game successes in her quarter-final and semi-final, but the inside draw certainly helped her last week to hold her position. This time she'll have to contest with being out in trap five and is opposable.

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Three big finals at Crayford on Saturday morning

Open racing fans can kick off the weekend with a feast of top-class action from Crayford on Saturday morning, with three big finals on show live on RPGTV.

The Kent circuit often offers plenty of variety and that box is certainly ticked on this occasion with races scheduled over 380m, 540m, 714m and 874m as well as some hurdles action.

Magical Oscar can conjure up another big performance

The first of the big finals on Saturday morning is the £10,000 Grand National decider over 380m.

A fast start will be crucial here and preference is for Ricky Holloway's Magical Oscar who is on a hat-trick after smart successes in heat and semi-final.

There are no railers here and it could get messy on the inside for the champion hurdle winner and likely favourite Lenson Doolin in trap one.

He lines up in trap two and could be set for a rough ride early on with the speedy Bobbing Gnavatar likely to steer off from trap one.

If Magical Oscar can produce the same start he did in his semi-final he will be away and gone.

Volcano ready to erupt in Cesarewitch decider

Diane Henry has a superb record with her marathon stars and has won multiple TV Trophy titles. She can add another big prize to her name on Saturday morning in the £10,000 Cesarewitch final.

She is doubly represented by Savana Regera and Savana Volcano in the 874m contest, but the latter is clear on the clock and was very impressive in her heat win last week.

Local newcomer Beach Babe could go well at a big price. She is open to plenty of improvement and is worth following in the coming weeks and months.

Another big prize beckons for McNair with Noel

Liz McNair has enjoyed a brilliant 2022, landing a number of big races such as the St Leger ad Champion Stakes. She can score again with her lightly-raced and exciting Feora Noel.

Despite tasting defeat in the semi-final last week, he showed plenty and is capable of a better break.

Savana Ruinart is the danger in trap four, but the selection need only turn handy here before putting this contest to bed with his fine middle speed.

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