Racing writer, JUSTIN DEVINE, looks at tonight’s meetings and singles out his top three greyhound racing tips for tonight’s Launceston, Albion Park and Shepparton meetings. Good luck, punters! 

Launceston R3 – Mixed 4/5 600m  

20:14 (AEST)

IT’S A CRUISE (7) is airborne at the moment with four wins in a row, including wins over the staying trips at Devonport and Hobart at his last two starts. Stepping up to 600m at Launceston for the first time tonight, he can get out to a big lead mid-race and will not be caught! MAN OVER BOARD (1) has been thereabouts at his last couple of runs and will get all the favours racing along the rails. He looks well placed for the quinella spot.

Tip: IT’S A CRUISE @ $1.75

Albion Park R7 – Mixed 4/5 520m 

20:55 (AEST)

RIVERBOAT QUEEN (2) has found the front and been run down in the shadows of the post at her last couple of runs and will be assisted by a vacant box to her inside. Expect her to find the front and strip fitter for recent racing. She can lead all the way. HAPPY HORNET (3) has drawn to trail the favourite throughout the early stages of the race and can close strongly. He can find the line well and is a knockout chance at a good price.

 Tip: RIVERBOAT QUEEN @ $1.70

Shepparton R7 – Mixed 4/5 385m  

21:07 (AEST)

MAN ABSCONDED (8) has 20 career wins and a PB of 21.45 over the 385m at Shepparton. This is a lot faster than any of his rivals and he will be ready to fire after some recent Healesville short course racing. He looks well placed. MISTER FRANK (2) has won his last two and has enough early speed to utilise the inside draw. The $8 on offer for him is enticing.

Tip: MAN ABSCONDED @ $2.10