Greyhound racing continues its revival in Ireland and the UK with attendances well in excess of 3 million each year, and with gambling on greyhound racing now approaching £ 3 billion a year. There are now 29 tracks in the UK and 18 in Ireland, all of which hold regular meetings each week. Greyhound racing has of course felt the effects of the current economic downturn, along with many other sports, but greyhound racing gamblers remain faithful to their sport, particularly the classic events. In the UK, Heats are now well underway for the Williamhill.com Greyhound Derby held annually at the Wimbledon Stadium throughout May and June, with the Third Rounds next Saturday the 28th May and Tuesday 31st, followed by the semi finals on the 4th June and the grand final on the 11th June. It is of course too early in the festival to be sure of the finalists, but gamblers on greyhound racing will have noted an outstanding win on Friday night for Razidazi Jayfkay in the fastest time of the night. This win has installed Razidazi Jayfkay as outright favourite at 4/1, and for Irish greyhound gamblers looking forward to the Irish Derby, Razidazi Jayfkay is now also favourite for the Irish Derby at 14/1. Second favourite for the Greyhound Derby is Boher Paddy at 7/1 with Razidazi George at 8/1 third favourite. Many greyhound racing gamblers may find it unusual to have such a firm favourite at this early stage of the festival, although it may well represent an excellent gambling opportunity. Best of luck.