Angel Di Maria to fire United to victory

Manchester United enjoyed the first fruits of their £150million summer investment in new players with a 4-0 win over QPR last weekend. They now travel to newly-promoted Leicester in the hope of securing back-to-back victories. Manchester United Radamel Falcao is set to make his full debut after a fleeting appearance as a late substitute at Old Trafford. United fans will be hoping that he can have the same impact at… Read More »

Costa can strike again for Blues

The big match in the Premier League on Sunday is the clash between champions Manchester City and table-topping Chelsea. Chelsea The Blues received a minor jolt in midweek when they failed to capitalise on their opportunities in the Champions League group game with Schalke 04. They were made to pay with the visitors snatching a valuable point and celebrating as if they had just reached the final. Chelsea must now… Read More »

Blaine looks magic in Ayr Gold Cup

Saturday’s big betting race in the UK is the Ayr Gold Cup at 3.50. A maximum field of 27 are set to go to post for the six-furlong cavalry charge with Friday’s results suggesting that high numbers hold a clear advantage. Racy The outside draw has gone to Brian Ellison’s Racy, a shock 20-1 winner at Ascot in July. Unfortunately the seven-year-old is very difficult to catch right and he… Read More »

Tasaday has conditions in her favour

Newbury stages an eight-race card on Saturday with the first televised action at 1.50 for the Dubai Duty Free Cup. Hillstar The race is registered as The Arc Trial but there is nothing likely to be heading to Longchamp in this year’s field of nine. The likely favourite is Sir Michael Stoute’s Hillstar who has been runner-up in his last four races. He began  his campaign by chasing home Brown… Read More »

Everton to star in Premiership Multi-bet

Last week’s Sportsbet Multi-bet was undone by Liverpool’s shock home defeat by Aston Villa. Fortunately our other selections all won so our stake is refunded, giving us one win, one loss and two refunds in the opening four weeks. The big Premiership teams were involved in Europe this week with mixed fortunes. Man City and Arsenal suffered defeats while Chelsea drew and Liverpool scraped an injury-time winner against Ludogorets. With… Read More »

Lucia for George Main Stakes glory

The $300,000 Group 1 George Main Stakes over 1600m takes places at Royal Randwick on Saturday and bookmakers are struggling to establish a clear favourite. Panzer Division Panzer Division is fancied to become the first three-year-old to win the race since Viscount in 2001.  He was backed in from an early 7.00 to 4.40 with punters tempted by his light weight of 50.5kg, receiving 6kg and upwards from each of his… Read More »

Absolutely So can follow up York success

The 4.40 race at Newbury on Friday is the Dubai Duty Free Cup, a competitive listed race over seven furlongs. Absolutely So This is a specialist distance and few horses are better suited to it than Andrew Balding’s Absolutely So. The four-year-old son of Acclamation has won two of his four races on turf this season, both over seven furlongs. He was an impressive three and a quarter length winner… Read More »

Marsh Hawk to fly home at Newbury

The Dubai Duty Free EBF Fillies’ Stakes at 4.05 at Newbury on Friday has attracted a field of six runners. Marsh Hawk The hot favourite is Richard Hannon’s Marsh Hawk who was heavily backed at Salisbury last time out when beaten a short-head by New Providence. The confidence in the daughter of Invincible Spirit followed a seven-length win at Newmarket in soft ground last month in soft ground. The filly… Read More »