Essex Vase opening night to ring in the 2021 racing season at Romford – The Bet

Can we make it 12 from 12 tonight at Romford Dogs? - The Bet

A new year beckons and with it does Open Racing at Romford
once again taking centre-stage this evening [Friday]. A fabulous 12-race card
takes place at the Essex venue under the lights with the
highlight being the opening heats of the Coral Essex Vase.

Run over a distance of 575 metres, the contest was first
run in 1939 and boasts a prize fund of £10,000. Recent winners include Adageo
Bob, Bubbly Torpedo, Murrys Act and Droopys Aoife. The 2020 renewal was won by
Kimessan Puma. I’v have previewed the opening round with our best bets for all
of the action, which includes our NAP and
Next Best.

Let’s hope my 2020 run of WINNERS continues in 2021 and The
Bet readers can CASH IN on my success once

Romford: Piemans Tom (Trap One)

A dog in form who produced a smart performance to score on
his latest start. This demands more moved back into Open Company, this draw
should suit and he gets the vote.

Romford: Aero Madrid(Trap

Shaped nicely on his latest start when second having broken
well. The draw is a slight concern, but he could negate that issue and makes

Romford: Desperado Dan (Trap One)

The opening heat of the Coral Essex Vase. A smart performer
who has been given a break since a disappointing at the track last month. He
shaped with plenty of promise when second in a trial recently and whilst this
looks a hot heat, he is of interest.

Romford: Droopys Addition (Trap Four)

Defeated the winner of this competition on his latest start
when bolting up by seven and a quarter-lengths. He looks perfectly drawn and
looks a leading player in this event.

Romford: Newinn Liz (Trap Five)

A classy dog. She was well-fancied for the Oaks at Swindon
before Christmas, but ultimately disappointed in the final of that competition.
She stumbled in the closing stages of a trial at Romford recently and is
clearly the one to beat here.

Romford: Newinn Jacko (Trap Five)

A fantastic heat which features St Leger hero Smallmead
take on Coral Olympic winner Newinn Jacko. Ernie Gaskin’s dog shaped very well
at Romford in a trial recently, posting a good time in the process. With that
experience under his belt, he looks the one to be on.

Romford: Aayamza Lexie (Trap One)

Droopys Aofie won this event in 2019 and will be a force to
be reckoned with. However, Mark Wallis’ bitch is simply electric on her day and
whilst she disappointed in the Oaks at Swindon. She
looked back to somewhere near her best when second at Romford in a trial
recently and she has to be of serious interest here.

Romford: Antigua Romeo (Trap

A professional round here who has taken to land the final
heat of the Coral Essex Vase. He has won his last two starts at the track and
posted a smart trial time last time out. He has won from this draw before and
is a major player in this event.

Romford: Goldies Hoddle (Trap Four)

A hero of Romford. He has won three of his last five starts
at the track and is taken to improve his fine record here.

Romford: Take A Chance (Trap Six)

Trialled very nicely over a shorter trip last time out and
he is the pick in a very open event.

Romford: Magical Firebird (Trap Three)

Disappointing fourth last time out at Swindon,
but had previously run well at Romford. This looks another wide-open event
however, but his draw looks noteworthy.

Romford: Micks Little Gem (Trap Five)

A really classy performer who disappointed in the Coral TV
Trophy Final. However, she had previously won his last two starts at Romford
and back at one her favourite venues, she has leading claims in the finale.

NAP: 7:18: Romford: Newinn Liz (Trap

Next Best: 9:28:
Romford: Micks Little Gem (Trap Five)

Author: Ken Sutton