Giroud to fire Gunners to FA Cup Final

FA Cup holders Arsenal are one step away from a second consecutive final as they face Reading at Wembley on Saturday. Arsenal The Gunners are currently playing better than at any stage of the season and have moved into second place in the Premiership. They have put together a run of eleven victories in twelve games with that disastrous Champions League defeat to Monaco being their only hiccup. If anything,… Read More »

Crystal Palace to kick-off Sportsbet Multibet

Our Sportsbet Multibet came up trumps last week for a 4.53 pay-out on our four-timer. The bet offers a refund up to a maximum of $100, should only one leg of your four or more game accumulator bet fail. The FA Cup and the Premier League share the spotlight this weekend, leaving us only seven EPL matches to choose from. Crystal Palace West Brom have suddenly taken an alarming dip… Read More »

Chelsea and United to share the spoils

Chelsea have seen off champions Manchester City in the Premier League title race but Arsenal and Manchester United are still in contention. The Blues have a seven-point lead over the Gunners and are eight points clear of United, their opponents on Saturday. They also have a game in hand over both teams but can take a giant stride towards the title if they win this weekend. Chelsea A defeat on… Read More »

I Shot The Sheriff well weighted in Champion Hurdle

The Scottish Champion Hurdle is a Limited Handicap these days but is still a Grade 2 event and always attracts a decent field. Irving The field is headed by the former Champion Hurdle hope Irving, trained by Paul Nicholls. He looked a very smart novice but ran disappointingly in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham last year. He fell in the Elite Hurdle at Wincanton before beating Aurore D’Estruval at… Read More »

Seventh Sky the value in Future Champions Chase

Ayr is the stage for the Scottish Grand National on Saturday with an eight-race card due to get under way at 1.25. The second race on the card at 2.00 is the Grade 2 Future Champion Novices’ Chase over two and a half miles. Seventh Sky Charlie Mann has enjoyed a fine campaign with Seventh Sky, an eight-year-old son of King’s Best. He won a handicap at Plumpton off a… Read More »

Belardo set to star in Greenham Stakes

The feature race on the card at Newbury on Saturday is the £60,000 Group 3 Greenham Stakes at 2.50. This race has been the launch pad of some brilliant three-year-olds in the past, notably Frankel in 2011 and Kingman last season. This looks like another very high quality renewal with nine previous winners set to line up over seven furlongs. Ivawood The favourite is Richard Hannon’s Ivawood who was favourite… Read More »

Tiggy Wiggy faces stamina test in Fred Darling

The Fred Darling Stakes is the first of the classic trials at Newbury on Saturday and is restricted to fillies over seven furlongs. Tiggy Wiggy All eyes here will be on Richard Hannon’s brilliant filly Tiggy Wiggy who steps up to seven furlongs for the first time. The daughter of Kodiac had an incredible juvenile season, winning six races including the Group 2 Lowther Stakes and Group 1 Cheveley Park… Read More »

Romsdal to make fitness count in John Porter

The second race on the card at Newbury on Saturday is the Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Stakes, better known as the John Porter. It is a Group 3 mile and a half contest for four-year-olds and upwards and has attracted a high-class field of eight. Arab Spring Sir Michael Stoute’s stable got off the mark for the season with Dissolution at Newmarket on Thursday and will be looking to… Read More »

Mahsoob can take Newbury opener for Gosden

The flat racing season is now starting to get into top gear and there is a top quality card at Newbury on Saturday. The eight-race card features two classic trials and begins at 1.15 with a very competitive handicap over a mile and a quarter. Lunasea There are several unknown quantities here having their first run in a handicap including Luca Cumani’s Lunasea, a four-year-old by Sea The Stars out… Read More »