2022 Irish Greyhound Derby Final

Final Final
TournamentIrish Greyhound Derby 2022
Timetable24th Sep 2022 19:00 BST
PredictionCallaway Pro Am to win
Odds3.25 (Bet €100 and win €325 if Callaway Pro Am wins)
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The long-awaited final of the competitive 2022 Irish Greyhound Derby is finally here. By the end of the evening, the fastest runner will have beaten off 155 others to reach the top. Out of a total prize fund of €300,000 thanks to the sponsors Boylesports, the lucky winners will bag €120,000. We're raring for the results, but in the meantime, read our prediction to get all the ins-and-outs.

📆 2022 Irish Greyhound Derby Final Information

We're fairly sure that if you've been following the Derby since the start, you'll certainly have the time and date of the final committed to memory. However, for any who need a quick refresher, cast your eyes below to get all the important information for the 2022 Derby final.

Venue: Shelbourne Park, Ringsend

Date: 24th September

Time: 19:00 BST

N.B. At the time of writing this prediction, tickets to attend the final are still available for any fans that would like to catch the action in person. The ticket will give attendees admission from 18:30 to 22:30 to soak up plenty of the atmosphere.

🔙 A Look at How the Semi-Finals Played Out

If you are considering wagering for the Derby final, then knowledge is certainly key. In this section of the prediction we turn to the semi-finals to get an indication of how the runners qualified to the finals. We will share some facts of each of the runners in their last race, as well as some overall information to help our readers get a sense of how strong of a chance each runner has at claiming the all-important win. The six finalists qualified from two separate semi-final races. For ease, we've split the three greyhounds into the race their qualified from.

First Semi-final

The first pup to pass-the-post was Callaway Pro Am with a time of 29.64. Owner Denis Murphy and trainer Owen McKenna will be delighted as he has remarkably remained unbeaten in the complete Derby so far - a feat that cannot be understated. Callaway Pro Am managed to gain a lead on the final bend by sticking to the fence in a gap created when Born Warrior swung wide. Callaway Pro Am is the heaviest greyhound racing in the final at 79lbs. He has the best win percentage rate currently at 76.92%.

You'll be forgiven if you have a sense of déjà vu with Crafty Kokoro as she finished second to Callaway Pro Am for a second time. Despite losing some lengths in the first two bends, Crafty Kokoro managed to make up ground to fall short of Callaway Pro Am by one and a half lengths. Out of all the finalists, Crafty Kokoro has the largest prize money amassed, currently at €17,150. Her win-rate percentage is 34.61%.

Finishing one neck behind Crafty Kokoro was Born Warrior. It was a tense final few seconds and absolutely down to the wire, in which he managed to secure his place while icing out one of the favourites to reach the final, Coolavanny Hoffa. It was an agonising defeat for Coolvanny Hoffa after he had an unsuccessful attempt to pass on the inside of the track, where he placed fourth by a length after Crafty Kokoro. Born Warrior has a win percentage of 58.82.

Second Semi-final

Ballymac Finn, who is owned and trained by Liam Dowling, won the second race of the semi-final with a time of 29.48. Off the final turn, Ballymac Finn stuck close to the fence which forced littermate Maries Wedding to turn wide. This helped Ballymac Finn to gain a two and a half length lead by the finishing line. The win percentage of these two littermates are fairly close, with 46.66% for Ballymac Finn and an even 40.00% for Maries Wedding.

Droopys Nice One, who is the lightest runner of the finalists at 64lbs, ran a strong race and finished three-quarters of a length after Maries Wedding for third place. Her win-rate percentage is slightly higher than of Maries Wedding at 41.66%.

Third Turn Lead

Born Warrior has been the most consistent runner to lead at the third turn, with his fastest time of five being 16.97 and his slowest 17.15. With just a few milliseconds difference within his times on the clock, it's fair to say everyone will be wondering if Born Warrior will be able to contain the other runners to continue this streak.

Callaway Pro Am led on four occasions with a best time of 17.01. Ballymac Finn has lead the turn three times. He managed to get to a hattrick in the semi-finals with his slowest winning time of 17.18. Crafty Kokoro joins the list after leading just once with a time of 17.55 in the first round.

Interestingly, the two remaining finalists Maries Wedding and Droopys Nice One have yet to lead at the third bend.

📊 Odds of Each Dog Winning the Title

We have gathered a handful of our bookie recommendations should you be interested in wagering on the finals of the 2022 Irish Greyhound Derby. The six bookmakers have made it into our list as we believe these are the top choices for our Irish punters. Cast your eyes below to check out the competitive odds for the six runners in this electric final!

Callaway Pro Am3.253.252.753.25TBA2.625
Ballymac Finn3.503.754.004.00TBA3.75
Born Warrior4.004.504.504.00TBA4.00
Crafty Kokoro6.004.504.506.00TBA6.00
Maries Wedding9.0010.008.009.00TBA9.00
Droopys Nice One26.0021.0029.0026.00TBA34.00

Callaway Pro Am is now the firm favourite in the eyes of the bookies ahead of the final this weekend. However, Callaway Pro Am's lead isn't that cut-and-dry. Ballymac Finn and Born Warrior are not so far behind in terms of odds, so we are in for a very competitive and exciting final. On the other end of the scale, Droopys Nice One is confidently being cast as an outsider to win this race. It would certainly be quite an upset if they manage to beat the other runners to a victory at what will be the biggest race of the year.

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🏆 Our 2022 Irish Greyhound Final Race Prediction

We have come to the end of our insight into the finals of the 2022 Irish Greyhound Derby. All that's left is to put our opinion on the line and back Callaway Pro Am as the winner. Not only does Callaway Pro Am has the best win-rate percentage of the finalists by far (76.92%) which is a fantastic figure in its own right, he is yet to be beaten in this competition! There is no wonder why he is the favourite of the bookmakers.

It will certainly be an electric final with high stakes for the winner. Perhaps if Born Warrior manages to contain his third-bend lead, he could potentially give Callaway Pro Am a run for his money.

Callaway Pro Am to win