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  • Canelo-Khan

    bitmoretechnical on 02 Feb at 17:46

    Wow! Huge fight. And even more interesting because it came out of the blue. The first thing to note is that this is for Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez's middleweight world title. That should mean a weight limit of 160lbs but Canelo has always arranged a catchweight of 155lbs when he has competed in this division. The same is true this time. The weight will be a big deal for Khan. He has only had three fights at 147lbs and prior to that he always competed in lighter divisions. Instinctively it seems like the wrong idea to put on loads of weight above his natural physique - Mayweather never did it and Mayweather beat Canelo. The initial thought of most people is that Canelo will steam-roller Khan. The Mexican does have serious power but it is more concussive than explosive and he has…

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  • Cheltenham Festival Day 3 Trends & Trainer/Jockey Trends

    Micko70 on 02 Feb at 11:33

    Thursday 17th March is day 3 of the greatest show on turf, now that Cheltenham and the BHA have added another race, we will see 7 races on each day of the 4 day meeting, 28 races in total I have looked at a few trends for each of the races and these can be read below Also, OLBG member Shrews has posted some Trainer/Jockey stats on the OLBG Forum for each race at the meeting, he has looked at the last 6 runnings and awarded trainers & Jockeys points on where they finished in that race, giving totals for each race, with some very interesting results, these can be found HERE Thursday will see the following races - 1:30 - The JLT Novices’ Chase (2m 4f) 2.10 - The Pertemps Network Final (3m) 2.50 - The Ryanair Chase (2m 5f) 3.30 - The Ladbrokes World…

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  • SkyBet Supreme Novices' Hurdle Key Race Trends - 15 March 2016

    Robmull on 01 Feb at 15:39

    The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle is a Grade 1 Hurdle which is run over 2 miles and 1/2 a furlong at Cheltenham and is the first race on day 1 of the Festival on Tuesday, 15 March 2016. The race is considered to be the most prestigious 2 mile hurdle race for Novices of the season and always presents an interesting puzzle for punters to assess, with an average field size of almost 18 runners taking part during the past decade. During this period, 2 favourites (including 1 joint favourite) have been successful for a level stakes loss of 4.75 pts, whilst only 3 further winners were sent off at single figure odds with the exceptions starting at odds ranging from 10/1 (2), 12/1 (2) to 40/1 which suggests that this is not a particularly easy race for…

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  • Racing's Biggest Problem

    garethp1981 on 31 Jan at 18:24

    The betting industry must be fair to its customers and it must also be seen to be fair. If customers can’t bet without being scared that they are being fleeced, there will be fewer of them. If fewer people are betting, this is bad for the bookmakers and bad for racing. Imagine a customer goes into a shop to buy a loaf of bread, they ask how much and the shopkeeper answers “I don’t know, we will see how many people buy bread today and depending on that we will set a price later.” This sounds ridiculous, but it is not dissimilar to what is happening when a punter takes the starting price on a horse. A bet is being agreed upon where the price is not yet known. In the UK there exists a monopoly provider of what is known…

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  • The Chinese Super League Becomes A Footballing Super Power

    LustForLeith on 03 Feb at 16:49

    ‎  ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ The Chinese Super League Becomes A Super Footballing Force     Osman Sow. Hardly a well known name in football unless perhaps you support Hearts. But he’s suddenly just become one of the most interesting names around.   The striker has been at the Edinburgh club since the summer of 2014 where he’s scored twenty goals in forty four games. With less than six months remaining on his contract there was speculation if he’d be staying at Hearts on moving on.   He’s moving on and in spectacular fashion.   The Swede is set to join Henan Jianye in the Chinese Super League for an amazing £1.5 million. There’s no doubt the forward can score goals but it seems a lot to be paying for a player who is out of contract in the summer. However he’s not the only big money transfer heading to China.   Talent such as Chelsea…

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    Chipmonkadidooda on 01 Feb at 21:05

    SUPERBOWL 50 PREVIEW Oh life is short in the NFL. Hardly before it feels like the season has started and here we are in the first week of February already! 266 games gone, a load of teams saying could’ve should’ve and after simply too many ‘was it a catch or wasn’t it a catch’ plays later we come to this: the 50th instalment of Superbowl. We’ve seen the incredible become the normal again it seems in the NFL this season. Odell Beckham Jr and a whole host of other protagonists making one handed catches; Aaron Rodgers throwing 60 yards into the endzone for a game winning Hail Mary; 4 teams unbeaten right through until nearly Christmas and then there’s Peyton Manning breaking the all-time passing yardage. Yep, just your normal run of the mill NFL. I urge anyone who’s not yet…

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  • In Form Trainers - 1 to 7 February 2016

    Robmull on 31 Jan at 12:36

    The purpose of this blog is to highlight trainers in Britain that are currently in good form based on a minimum of 5 winners at a strike rate of 20% or more and have recorded a level stake profit across all of their runners during the last 14 days up to the close of racing on Saturday. In addition, I will endeavour to list where these trainers have horses entered at racecourses over the forthcoming week where the trainer has been profitable to follow since the start of 202 and will also highlight any jockeys that have been profitable to follow when teaming up with our in form trainers, during 2015/16. There is an old saying that states that success breeds further success and whilst most training stables come in and out of form during the year, it often pays…

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