- What: English Greyhound Derby 2022
- Date & Location: Saturday, June 25, at Towcester Racecourse in Towcester, England
- Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
The 2022 English Greyhound Derby takes place on Saturday, June 25 at the Towcester Racecourse in Towcester, England. The yearly competition dates back to 1927. This is the fourth time in the history of the race that Towcester has played host. The location also held the Derby in 2017, 2018 and 2021.
The semi-final round of the 2022 English Greyhound Derby took place on Saturday, June 18 and with that the line-up for the 2022 English Greyhound Derby has been set ahead of the June 25 event.
The six greyhounds competing in the Final are Romeo Magico, Savana Beau, Kildare, Hello Hammond, Micky’s Barrett and Priceless Jet.
Last year, Thorn Falcon won the Derby. Patrick Janssens trained Thorn Falcon as well as runner-up Kilara Lion.
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2022 English Greyhound Derby picks
|To Win 2022 English Greyhound Derby|
Romeo Magico did not have a good start to the 2022 English Greyhound Derby. He finished third in his first race, nearly six-lengths behind that races winner, Daring Deise. However, he won his next race and then finished a close second in the third round to Signet Goofy. Romeo Magico then hit his stride in the quarter-finals, winning by nearly five lengths. He followed that with a big win in the semi-finals, beating the runner-up, Mickys Barrett by more than three lengths.
Three-time Irish Greyhound Derby winner Graham Holland trains Romeo Magico.
Kildare has been consistent during the 2022 English Greyhound Derby. In the opening round, he finished second to Le Bonite in a close race, losing by a neck. The one-year-old followed that with a win, besting last year’s Derby winner Thorn Falcon by close to three lengths. A third place finish followed that win. Then in the quarter-finals, Kildare place second to Priceless Jet. In the semi-final round, he avenged that loss, winning the race ahead of Priceless Jet.
Peter Cronin is the trainer of Kildare.
Paul Hennessy is the trainer of Priceless Jet. It looks like the two-time English Greyhound Derby winner has the three-year-old greyhound ready for the final round of this year’s event. Priceless jet finished third, second and third in the first three weeks of the 2022 Derby. However, his finish in the quarter-final round got him his first win, as he bested Kildare in that race by over six lengths. Kildare got the best of Priceless Jet in the semi-final round, but that race was close as Kildare won by just a half length.
Romeo Magic had the fastest time of the 12 greyhounds in the semi-final round, checking in at 29.06 seconds. With the way he ran in that race, winning by over three lengths, he is the pick to win the 2022 English Greyhound Derby.
Pick: Romeo Magic to win 2022 English Greyhound Derby.
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