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Hennessy Gold Cup, Newbury, Saturday 29/11/14 Stats & Pointers
by The Executioner on 21 Nov at 18:56
The Hennessy is a staying handicap chase that is steeped in history, run over 3 miles two and a half furlongs at Newbury, it was established back in 1957 ( the first three runnings were at Cheltenham ) and is open to horses aged four years old and upwards. The first winner of the race was Mandarin ( also took the race in 1961 ) and he was owned by Peggy Hennessy who was a member of the sponsors family. Legends of the turf such as Arkle ( 1964 & 65 ) , Mill House ( ‘63 ) etched their names on the victory roll of honour and also won the Cheltenham Gold Cup at the festival in March, as too did Bregawn ( ’82) , Burrough Hill Lad ( ’84 ) , Denman ( ’07 & ’09..
NHL: Three most disappointing teams so far
by Epic on 16 Nov at 19:12
A number of teams will reach the 20-game mark next week in the new NHL season. It's been far from a perfect start for many clubs, but a few are struggling more than expected. Of course, there is still time to improve their fortune, but these following three teams - in no particular order and minus the Columbus Blue Jackets, who's woes are down to injury problems - have to get their act together as soon as possible. Dallas Stars Back in August I wrote about five teams, which in my eyes were likely to go through big improvements (you can read it HERE) and the Stars were one of them. Currently they sit bottom of the Central division though. It seems like the changes made over the summer have messed up the team chemistry. This week they picked up a couple..
Troytown Handicap Chase Trends (Updated Friday 21st Nov)
by Micko70 on 20 Nov at 15:38
The Troytown Handicap Chase is a Grade B handicap chase that is run at Navan racecourse in the 2nd half of November. The race is run over 3 miles and is open to all horses aged 4 or older and rated between 0 & 150. It is also one of the biggest chases run at the course ans 1 of the most attractive Handicap Chases run in Ireland throughout the season. I am looking at 9 different trends for the race, they are - Age, Weight, Official Rating, Last Time Out, Last Run, Year Runs, Year Wins, Chase Wins & Distance. Any horse passing a trend with 10 gets 5 points, 9 gets 4 points, 8 gets 3 points, 7 gets 2 points and any horse passing a trend with 6 gets 1 point The 5 day declarations are - 72220- Cause Of Causes(216) 6..
College Football - My Top 10
by undertherobe on 18 Nov at 22:18
After yet another week full of twists and turns in college football & with another set of committee rankings due on Tuesday night I thought I'd try and be one step ahead of the men & women entrusted with picking the four teams to contest the first ever college playoff and deliver my first rankings of the season a few hours earlier. Rather than go on overkill & do this each week, my next set will be the just before the final rankings of the season. So, if the first ever College Football Playoff was decided by the thoughts of one fan from the United Kingdom who would be in & who would be left on the sidelines with just three Saturday's left of the regular season (dramatic drum roll please) No.1 Florida State Seminoles (10-0) At the moment this is more of..
PREMATURE MAYDAY FROM THE EMIRATES
by pompeybuster12 on 21 Nov at 16:04
“Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” Warren Buffett Arsene Wenger appears to have thrown in the towel already, with recent comments regarding Chelsea. Wenger states that Chelsea are on course for 100 points and my own pound for pound analysis agrees with this. I have Chelsea with a predicted 103 points on current form, I am however confident that this won’t happen as it seems very unlikely any team will finish a Premier League season with such a haul of points. The main concern about Chelsea is obviously the fitness of COSTA and REMY, both good players and indeed crucial to Chelsea’s assault on the Premier League title. If we look at Chelsea on a par with Costas goals we see that the Brazilian/Spaniard..
Champions League Bets and predictions - week 5
by tbuckley on 22 Nov at 21:50
Champions League Bets and predictions - week 5 The UEFA Champions League Final in the Olympiastadion in Berlin on Saturday 6 June 2015 is the ultimate target for the 32 teams that line up this season to take their chance in the Champions League, the chance to be competing in the Champions League final for the biggest prize in european club football is what all those that enter dream of. This coming week sees the 5th round of group matches in this years Champions League group stage campaign and one way or the other it is set to be a defining week for all the teams. The first 4 rounds of Champions League group stage matches have provided loads of fantastic entertainment and goals so I'm expecting more of the same this coming week as well, betting and tipping wise it's been..
The story so far
by ibfm23 on 16 Nov at 09:59
The international break gives us an opportunity to look back and appraise the first trimester of the ongoing season. THE TRANSFER MARKET The Reds were amongst the most active clubs during the summer transfer window and following Suarez’s departure, Rodgers went on a spending spree which brought in no less than 9 new faces (including Origi who has been loaned back to Lille). Lovren 6.5 The Croatian arrived at Anfield on the back of a strong season with Southampton. The center back put in a number of solid performances during his first outings, however, he has as yet failed to impose his leadership on Liverpool’s defense. Good news is that at 25 he still a youngster in terms of defenders and there is no doubt that he will get better and better as the season progresses. Moreno 7 The Spanish left back was..
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