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Big Race Reviews and Cheltenham 2014 Clues (7th/8th December)
by man o bong on 08 Dec at 09:35
A great weekends racing in the UK and Ireland and I take a look at The Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown and the clash between Hinterland and Grandouet on the same card. Whilst the main action was down at Sandown with the Tingle Creek Chase and the Henry VII Chase, we also had good races from Aintree and the John Durkan at Punchestown on Sunday Sandown Tingle Creek (7th Dec 2013) Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP 1st 6 Sire De Grugy (FR) G L Moore 7 11-7 J E Moore 7/4j Held up in 5th, closer order in 4th 3rd, mistake 8th, blundered next, travelling well before 3 out,not clear run and switched left after 3 out, tracked leader before next, led before last, ridden clear and stayed on strongly flat opened 15/8 £2000-£1000 £1500-£800(x2) £750-£400 2nd 4 7 Somersby (IRE) M R Channon 9 11-7 D Elsworth 4/1 Held up in 6th, went right and bumped 8th, blundered next, travelling well in 5th after 4..
November Big Race Reviews and Cheltenham Festival 2014 Clues
by man o bong on 03 Dec at 19:30
The first real full month of the national Hunt season is in the box and we have several big races to asses the form of. I am looking to review each month as it passes en-route to the Cheltenham Festival Where did runners catch the eye? Where did they need the run? Can we take anything from the form just yet? Early season form can be quite difficult to asses and we will see examples of this as we take a look back at November and races such as the Charlie Hall, Haldon Gold Cup, Paddy power Gold and Betfair Chase, over fences, whilst Over hurdles, the likes of the Greatwood Hurdle and Long Distance at Newbury to unpick Charlie Hall Chase - Wetherby 1st 4 Harry Topper K C Bailey 6 11-6 J M Maguire 5/1 Held up, jumped slowly 1st, blundered next, not fluent 9th, headway on outside 11th, challenged 4 out,..
First World Cup insights after the group stage draw
by botev1921 on 06 Dec at 23:09
The World Cup might be six months away, but I have learned from previous tournaments that the best value bets are usually available right after the draw is out as long as one manages to come up with accurate conclusions. The draw itself pretty much determines who the bookies consider a bigger favorite based on several aspects, including group difficulty, which groups cross each other and which teams are more likely to come out of their half of the draw into the semi-finals and final respectively. With the odds already moving in different directions, I will try highlight the different potential trends and outcomes of each group and determine which are the real value bets and which could be considered totally unworthy of taking. Overview of the groups Usually the analysts divide groups into easy and difficult or the known cliché “groups..
Weekly Euro Football Predictor - Week 3
by botev1921 on 06 Dec at 00:44
A collective of opinions on the weekends top European league matches. The idea behind the blog is to get differing opinions on the best bets for the best matches in Europe over the weekend from a panel of experts. Each tipster provides their perception of the way the game will pan out and where the value bet in the mass football markets might be. These opinions can be used in any way you wish. You may wish to take one bet where the panel agrees and add that to existing bets you have or mix and match the various European Leagues and make a weekend European accumulators. Or very simply play a point per tip. Because each contributor has a different approach and area they may like to concentrate on, from time to time there may be a conflict of interest with..
Omega Dubai Ladies Masters Preview
by jimmywomble on 04 Dec at 00:40
Nocera the Best of the Gw”Ladys” in Dubai It’s the turn of the European Ladies to complete their season and like the men they head to Dubai for the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters. They head to a familiar venue as well as they head to the Emirates GC, home of the Dubai Desert Classic on the European Tour, they’ve also been here since 2006 and the winner last year was Shanshan Feng. This also gets underway a day earlier than normal, starting Wednesday, about 3am UK time. Plus unlike other finale’s it’s a full field event rather than the top 30 or so, and includes a few invitees from the LPGA Tour. The Course Obviously a familiar course as it’ll be played over the same Majlis Course at the Emirates GC. Although for the ladies it will play 6,425 yards,..
Tingle Creek Trends
by Micko70 on 04 Dec at 19:04
The Tingle Creek Chase is a grade 1 chase run at Sandown in early December and is sponsored by Betvictor The race is run over 2 miles and often attracts a very high class field with the Champion Chase on their agenda in March Last 10 winners of the race YEAR HORSE AGE OFFICIAL RATING LAST COMPLETED START LAST RUN GRADED WIN CHASE WINS DISTANCE 2012 Sprinter Sacre 6 169 1st Apr G1 6 7 2011 Sizing Europe 9 177 2nd Nov G1 7 6 2010 Master Minded 7 178 1st Nov G1 11 5 2009 Twist Magic 7 167 3rd Nov G1 6 6 2008 Master Minded 5 186 2nd Apr G1 5 2 2007 Twist Magic 5 158 1st Nov G1 3 3 2006 Kauto Star 6 176 1st Nov G1 4 1 2005 Kauto Star 5 150 2nd Nov G2 1 0 2004 Moscow Flyer 10 176 1st Nov G1 15 17 2003 Moscow Flyer 9 172 1st Nov G1 10 14 5 day declarations 11151- Captain Conan(247) 6 11-7 Nicky Henderson 159 2222-1 Hinterland(28) 5 11-7 Paul Nicholls 148 3F42-7 His Excellency(20) 5 11-7 David Pipe 148 1P7P-5 Kauto Stone(35) 7 11-7 Paul Nicholls 153 42RR-6 Mad Moose(20) 9 11-7 Nigel Twiston-Davies 143 314-54 Oiseau De Nuit(20) 11 11-7 Colin Tizzard 154 411-12 Sire De Grugy(20) 7 11-7 Gary Moore 169 34U-1 Somersby(32) 9 11-7 Mick Channon 161 11111- Sprinter Sacre(228) 7 11-7 Nicky Henderson 188 575F-5 Tataniano(20) 9 11-7 Richard Rowe 147 P5-036 Viva Colonia(14) 8 11-7..
Can Twitter help our betting in the specials markets?
by drobgod on 03 Dec at 09:57
I have no idea whether the amount of Twitter followers a celebrity has could be a useful guide for us when betting on programmes such as I'm A Celebrity, X-Factor and Strictly Come Dancing, but after having two winning bets at 16/1 and 5/2 in the last two days, purely down to those statistics, it's certainly something I wanted to look at in more detail. Before the first elimination from I'm A Celebrity I compiled a list of how many followers each participant had on Twitter (see below) and because of the fact that several of the contestants were immune from the first vote-off it meant that Annabel Giles was some 40,000 behind her nearest rival, Alfonso, in the twitter followers stakes. I backed Annabel on this basis to be evicted first and she duly obliged after being in the bottom..
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03 Dec 09:40
Midweek Live Premier League Matches (Booking's Stats)
LIVE PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHES (BOOKINGS & STATS) Two live Premier League matches on show for us to watch over the next few days & both look close games, so expect a battle & cards to be shown. I have kept all...
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03 Dec 09:57
Can Twitter help our betting in the specials markets?
I have no idea whether the amount of Twitter followers a celebrity has could be a useful guide for us when betting on programmes such as I'm A Celebrity, X-Factor and Strictly Come Dancing, but after having two winning bets...