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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..
Gameweek 12 - Crystal Palace vs Liverpool
by ibfm23 on 20 Nov at 07:04
On Wednesday the Liverpool faithful woke up to the glooming news that Daniel Sturridge has suffered a second injury setback which will extend his 2-month absence. This will definitely be a blow for the Reds, who ahead of their 12 matches over a 5-week period, were hoping that the return of the England international could turn their fortunes around. Liverpool travel to Selhurst Park on the back of 3 straight defeats and with over a month since their last Premier League win. The 3 points are of the essence for Reds as they look to keep in touch with that 4th Champions League spot currently held by West Ham. Crystal Palace themselves are in no better situation. The London club’s last Premier League win dates back to September and they have generated 1 point in their last 5 matches. This..
Ludogorets - Liverpool Preview - The Bulgarian Perspective 2
by botev1921 on 23 Nov at 22:32
Unlike many OLBG members, in a couple of days I will be cheering for Ludogorets to beat Liverpool and remain with a shot at making it further in the Champions league, but betting on this match is a totally different cup of tea. I must confess that from the start I was pretty much convinced this will be one of the two potential Ludogorets home wins in Europe and little changed since as they did beat Basel and were a late penalty away from getting that vital point in England. This time around, as I am preparing this preview, I see absolutely no reason to trust Liverpool in Sofia and you must all start from there in my humble opinion. Still, the situation is worth looking at closely, because while Liverpool are well known around Europe, I doubt many people..
20/1 shot for the Hennessy Gold Cup
by Micko70 on 24 Nov at 23:08
The Hennessy Gold Cup is a top class handicap chase that is run at Newbury in either late November or early December. The race is run over 3 miles 2 and a half furlongs and 21 fences will be jumped during the race. Could we see this years Cheltenham Gold Cup winner running in this race, both Bob's Worth & Denman have won this race before winning the Gold Cup, in total 8 horses have won this race before going to glory in the Gold Cup in their careers. I am using 10 trends for this race, they are Age, Weight, Official Rating, Last Time Out, Last Run, Year Runs, Year Wins, Chase Wins, Graded Wins & Distance Any horse passing a trend with 10 gets 5 points, a 9 gets 4 points, an 8 gets 3 points, a 7 gets 2 points..
Asian Handicap Betting as a Tug of War
by garethp1981 on 20 Nov at 13:16
What is now known in the West as Asian Handicap Betting was originally called Hang Chen betting has been popular in Indonesia for a long time but is said only to have gotten its English name as late as 1998. The story goes that Joe Phan, an Indonesian bookmaker sent an Email to a journalist called Joe Saumarez Smith who at the time worked for an organisation called Vegas Insider, asking for an English name for this type of bet. Asian Handicap was the name that Smith came up with. In the simplest terms it is a way of evening up a game of football so that there are two main outcomes that can happen which have a roughly even chance of happening. Contrary to popular belief, the Asian Handicap doesn’t always rule out the chances of a draw although..
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..
NHL Trends - Back to Back games
by undertherobe on 21 Nov at 09:20
We’re now almost two months into the NHL season and it’s time to take a first look at one of the trends I want to explore during the season which is the impact of back to back games on teams. Back to back games are common in the NHL and all teams will play their fair share of them and it’s how the 2nd game turns out that I want to focus on. Eastern Conference TEAM WINS LOSSES OVERTIME LOSSES Montreal Canadiens 4 0 0 Tampa Bay Lightning 2 3 0 Boston Bruins 0 3 0 Detroit Red Wings 1 0 1 Ottawa Senators 0 2 0 Toronto Maple Leafs 2 1 1 Florida Panthers 0 0 1 Buffalo Sabres 2 3 0 Pittsburgh Penguins 1 0 1 New York Islanders 2 1 0 Washington Capitals 1 3 0 NY Rangers 0 2 0 Philadelphia Flyers 1 3 0 Columbus Blue Jackets 1 4 0 Western Conference TEAM WINS LOSSES OVERTIME LOSSES Nashville Predators 0 0 1 St. Louis Blues 1 1 0 Winnipeg Jets 1 1 1 Chicago Blackhawks 1 1 0 Minnesota Wild 2 0 0 Colorado Avalanche 0 1 1 Dallas Stars 0 3 0 Anaheim Ducks 2 1 0 Calgary Flames 2 0 0 Vancouver Canucks 1 3 1 Los Angeles Kings 1 2 0 San Jose Sharks 2 2 0 Arizona Coyotes 2 1 0 Edmonton Oilers 1 1 0 There are many factors that go into playing on back to back nights. Many NHL teams will rotate their goaltenders and depending on the matchup may play their backup..
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