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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..
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..
YOUNG Sports Personality of the Year 2013 - Young SPOTY
by garlicsauce on 04 Dec at 20:43
YOUNG Sports Personality of the Year 2013 - Young SPOTY Previous Winners 2012: Josef Craig 2011: Lauren Taylor 2010: Tom Daley 2009: Tom Daley 2008: Ellie Simmonds 2007: Tom Daley 2006: Theo Walcott 2005: Harry Aikines-Aryeetey 2004: Andy Murray 2003: Kate Haywood 2002: Wayne Rooney 2001: Amy Spencer YOUNG SPOTY 2012 - Read it Here! Here is the shortlist of Ten as picked by a panel of judges that included Triathlete brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee. Also on the panel was 2001 winner Amy Spencer. The contenders all had to be 17 or under on January 1st 2013. Dina Asher-Smith will just have turned 18 before the show in December and is an Athlete. She was the youngest Athlete to be selected for GB squad for the World Championships in Moscow. She went onto be the second youngest female athlete to win a medal..
Northwestern Mutual World Challenge Golf Preview 2013
by The rabbit on 03 Dec at 11:05
Graeme McDowell will be defending his title when Tiger Woods hosts the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge ( previously known as the Chevron World Challenge ) this week. It is played at the Sherwood country club, Thousand Oaks in California and only eighteen players compete in it and the tournament is a benefit for the Tiger Woods Foundation. It is an unofficial event and counts only towards the world rankings and not to the PGA tour money list or the FedExCup points. The past ten champions of this tournament with their final scores are - 2012 Graeme McDowell - 17 2011 Tiger Woods - 10 2010 Graeme McDowell - 16 2009 Jim Furyk - 13 2008 Vijay Singh - 11 2007 Tiger Woods - 22 2006 Tiger Woods - 16 2005 Luke Donald - 16 2004 Tiger Woods - 16 The Course The course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and is a..
Interesting Jockey & Trainer Stats For The Jumps Part 2
by The Executioner on 05 Dec at 17:33
Further to my previous piece on certain jockey and trainer statistics I have delved deeper in to some other incidents which will hopefully be of benefit to members and produce profitable days in the future. They make interesting reading and these combinations should not be dismissed lightly when they occur. I’m not somebody that totally relies on statistics to back up my punting ; I’ve always considered myself a value seeker with a strong leaning towards form. Value is everything and I can’t stress enough that if you like the chance of a particular selection and the price is considered too low then simply leave it alone ; in the long run that approach should serve you well. I do however like it when the stats back up my opinion and I’ve come across a few profitable situations recently when assessing..
DR MATT'S ALTERNATIVE VIEW - week 1
by drmatt on 07 Dec at 12:09
I often wonder how many people follow the ‘hot tips’ on the OLBG website. For me I like to look at this page to get an idea of the overall feeling of the tipsters on the site. But rather than following the selections, I like to see if I can take an alternative view in the hope that if this is against the general feeling there might be more value in my selection. But this is not just about opposing all the consensus choices blindly; there still needs to be some consideration as to which are the ‘top tips’ to avoid. I have been doing this over the course of this season and it has been turning out quite well. So starting today, the tips that I have identified are as follows Chelsea (v Stoke, confidence 90%) Chelsea this..
MOST POPULARby mercer
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...
MOST DISCUSSEDby drobgod
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...