Mark Wallis tasted victory in the Coral Coronation Cup last year with Roswell Romanov, and that raider will bid to retain the coveted 575m crown in 2018, when the action kicks off at Romford on Friday night, but it's BOYLESPORTS DUKE that makes most appeal from the Wallis kennel, and at 12/1 at the time of writing, the classy stayer can bag the coveted six-bend crown.

He should have no problems making it through a fairly easy first round heat, and having won his prep race by over 12 lengths at Romford last week, then the raider, who was knocked out in the semi-finals of this event last year, can storm to glory and win the first notable event of the new greyhound year.