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Imperial Cup (Updated 7th March)
by Micko70 on 04 Mar at 21:33
The Imperial Cup takes place the Saturday before the start of the Cheltenham Festival, the race is a Handicap Hurdle run over 2 miles & 110 yards. The race is currently sponsored by William Hill who offer a bonus for any horse that wins the Imperial Cup that manages to win a race at the Festival. Sandown Racecourse host the Imperial Cup, the race was first run in 1907 and as of 2014 it will be classed as a Grade 3 race, previous high class winners of the race include Sprowston Boy (1988), Moody Man (1990), King Credo (1992), Collier Bay (1995) and Carlito Brigante (1997) Tony McCoy has won this race 5 times in the past, he won on board Blowing Wind (1998), Polar Red (2002), Korelo (2003), Gaspara (2007) & Qaspal (2010) LAST 10 WINNERS In the table below are the last 10..
The Fate of the Festival Favourites
by lazarus76 on 02 Mar at 18:17
This is a look at how the favourites have feared at the festival in an attempt to see if there are any particular stats or trends that can help us as the greatest sporting occasion approaches, for this piece I will only be going back over the last 20 years and will be concentrating on the Championship races and ignoring the handicaps, that still gives us fourteen races to look at that can hopefully give us a few pointers and insights as we take on the bookies. Day One (Tuesday) Supreme Novices’ Hurdle This race has been an absolute graveyard for favourites, there hasn’t been a favourite win this race for 10 years, the last winning favourite of this race was Brave Inca @7/2, in 2004 and only three favourites have won this race in the past 20 years (15%), so favourite backers..
2014 F1 Championship
by Micko70 on 04 Mar at 20:38
The 2014 FIA Formula 1 Championship returns in March with reigning champion Sebastian Vettel aiming to win yet another title, this time he doesn't have Mark Webber as his team mate. Sebastian Vettel has won the last 4 titles and is aiming for 5 consecutive titles on the trot, trying to emulate fellow German Michael Schumacher who won 5 on the trot in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2004. 2014 RACES & DATES There are 19 races in the 2014 F1 season, starting in Australia and finishing in Abu Dhabi, Austria & Russia are new tracks for 2014 replacing India & Korea DATE TRACK COUNTRY Mar 14-16 Melbourne Australia Mar 28-30 Kuala Lumpa Malaysia Apr 4-6 Sakhir Bahrain Apr 18-20 Shanghai China May 9-11 Catalunya Spain May 22-25 Monte Carlo Monaco Jun 6-8 Montreal Canada Jun 20-22 Spielberg Austria Jul 4-6 Silverstone Britain Jul 18-20 Hockenheim Germany Jul 25-27 Budapest Hungary Aug 22-24 Spa Belgium Sep 5-7 Monza Italy Sep 19-21 Singapore Singapore Oct 3-5 Suzuka Japan Oct 10-12 Sochi Russia Oct 31 - Nov 2 Austin United States Nov 7-9 Sao Paulo Brazil Nov 21-23 Yas Marina Abu Dhabi **All timings below are UK times. Melbourne - Australia Albert Park in Melbourne is the host..
Anytime Goalscorers (The Lower League's)
by mercer on 06 Mar at 14:26
I have done quite a couple of anytime goalscorer blogs, which have gone down well so far. I will include the League One, League Two & the Skrill Conference in this one, I tend to look for in form players & players who have good head to head stats against the side they are facing. SKY BET LEAGUE ONE David Mooney (Leyton Orient) Is having a very good season so far, with 16 goals in the league to date . Mooney is in fine form with, 7 goals in his last 13 league matches . Mooney has scored 4 goals in his last 5 away league starts & will be a threat against Notts County & scored against them last season Matt Tubbs (Crawley) Is in hot form since his loan move to Crawley from Bournemouth since middle of January . Tubbs has scored 6 goals in his last..
Weekly Euro Football Predictor - Week 15
by botev1921 on 06 Mar at 21:32
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..
Chile Classic Preview
by jimmywomble on 06 Mar at 02:40
Hall to Keep Hot Form Going in Chile The Web.com Tour returns to action this week and heads south again, this time to Chile for the Chile Classic from the Prince of Wales CC in Santiago. This will be the third year of the event and defending champion will be Kevin Kisner. This gets underway relatively early for events on the far side of the Atlantic, so will be underway around 11 am Thursday morning UK tie. The Courses & Past Winners The Prince of Wales CC sits to the north east of the city centre, still well within the city. It’s a parkland course situated with a wooded area so keeping it straight to avoid all the trees on each hole will be vital. With the nice new PGA Tour website I can’t see any course information now..
OLBG Mares Hurdle 2014 - Runners and quotes
by drobgod on 05 Mar at 09:19
Those of us lucky enough to be at Cheltenham on Tuesday 11th March will be expecting to witness history being made when Quevega eases to her sixth OLBG Mares Festival success. But is it really that straight forward? Below I give a brief account of Quevega and her main rivals, with comments from their connections as well. Roll on Tuesday I say! QUEVEGA 10 years-old Willie Mullins - Rated 164 This outstanding Mare will be attempting to cement her place in the history books this year by becoming the first horse ever to win the same race six years running at the Cheltenham Festival. She currently shares that honour with Golden Miller who won the Gold Cup five times between 1932 and 1936. She is streets ahead of her rivals on official ratings and if turning up in tip-top shape then history..
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