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  • Grand National Trends

    Micko70 on 07 Feb at 11:17

    The 2016 running of the Grand National takes place on Saturday 9th April and this year, the race will be run much later than it used to be, with the race scheduled to go off at 5.15pm The race used to be run over 4m 4f, but is now run over 1/2 f less, so the new distance is 4m & 770yds Previously, any horse could enter the National and if they made into the final field of 40 they could run, but times have changed and we now have a qualifying system Now, only horses aged 7yo and upwards can run in the race, these horses must have an official BHA rating of 120 or higher and they must have placed in a recognized chase of 3m, if any horse fails to pass all 3 of these, then they are not eligible…

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  • Euro 2016 - Group D preview and betting tips - Spain easy winners? Not so fast...

    ibfm23 on 07 Feb at 06:09

    Group D is one of the toughest to predict or find any value ante-post bets. Spain, Croatia, Czech Republic and Turkey; one top nation and three mid-tier nations means that the second qualification spot, assuming Spain do not disappoint, will be a heated affair. What about Spain though? Are they as strong as the odds - 1.67 to win the group - suggest? They went through with 9 wins and 1 defeat but with key players of the historical ‘Triplette’ ageing and retiring, there is doubt whether the new blood can perform with the same level of efficiency during the final stages of a competition considering the disappointing Brazil 2014 group stage elimination. Let’s look at the opposition first. Croatia went through a very difficult group which included Italy, Norway and Bulgaria, in second place and gave the Italians a tough…

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  • NHL: The Ducks had everyone fooled

    Epic on 08 Feb at 15:22

    One of the main storylines during the opening half of the NHL regular season was the slow start of many Stanley Cup favorites. The Anaheim Ducks were one of slumping teams. After three consecutive division titles, Bruce Boudreau's team started the new season by winning only one of their opening ten matches. It got better after that, but there were many calling for the management to blow up the side and rebuild. But in the end, it seems like the Ducks had everyone fooled. They have been the hottest side in the league after the Christmas break and it doesn't look like they will cool down. The Ducks clearly had problems at the start of the season as they couldn't score. They were amazingly shutout in half of the first ten games. Complacency could've been the reason for that. The team…

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  • In Form Trainers - 8 to 14 February 2016

    Robmull on 07 Feb at 12:34

    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 2012 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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  • 2016 Chubb Classic Preview - TwinEagles Golf Club (Champions Tour)

    STEVEOCN on 10 Feb at 22:02

    Champions Tour - Chubb Classic, February 12th to 14th 2016 Tournament Intro: The Champions Tour heads to Florida this week for the Chubb Classic. Founded in 1988, the event formerly known as the Ace Group Classic welcomes a stellar field to Naples including Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie and Fred Couples. Designed by Jack Nicklaus and his son, the Talon Course at TwinEagles Golf Club hosts the tournament for the tenth time. The Par 72 layout has all the Nicklaus features you would expect with tricky approach play and strategically placed bunkers making it very much a track that requires course management. At 7,193 yards, length off the tee will certainly help and with undulating greens I expect the Talon Course to be a fair test to the elite on the Champions Tour. Recent Chubb Classic Winners: 2015 - Lee Janzen (-16) - Played @…

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  • Stats on the alternative NHL markets

    undertherobe on 09 Feb at 23:14

    Last February, I produced a blog which looked at finding alternative value in the NHL, focusing on some of the less traditional markets and using the stats available. We’ve now passed the All-Star break in the 2015/16 season and teams have played between 51 and 56 games. So how are those stats matching up this season? 3-way moneyline For those who bet on Football (or soccer) this is a familiar market and is just the 60 minute result which means we also have the draw as an option. The draw in the NHL is generally available between 5/2 and 3/1 for most games but trying to predict a draw in the NHL is a lot tougher than in football. Quite often in football, we see teams trying to play for a draw with the way that they set up their formation but that…

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  • Arsenal v LEICESTER. Premier League February 14th.

    davidg3907 on 07 Feb at 15:25

    ARSENAL v LEICESTER CITY Last week’s match between Manchester City and Leicester City was (prematurely) billed by some as a title decider. That was no more the case than this match will be, but in much the same way, it appears to be a game that Arsenal, after their recent run of poor results, simply can’t afford to lose. They had taken just 3 points from their last 4 games; a total that was doubled when they beat Bournemouth today in a far from dominant display. LEICESTER’S APPROACH This, apart from the home match against Manchester City ( see later), varies little from game to game. It has become slightly more cultured since the high tempo affairs at the end of last season, partly due to the relatively few changes in playing personnel, and finding a way to tighten up at the back…

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