This week we ask The Professor if those double grade drop pups are ever worth the bet?
Probably not, with a couple of exceptions. The reason the greyhound is dropping is because he or she is off form because of old age, fatigue or minor injuries. It is never a good idea to bet a hound that is off form.
One exception is a young dog that went up the ladder quickly and was not ready to compete at a higher level, they can return to form quickly. Another thing to watch for is a 7-10 day rest. The trainer has taken time to rest the dog and work with him or her, and they may be ready to return to the form that took them to a higher grade.
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