Fallon to rule on Shama’s Crown

The most competitive event on Lingfield’s Wednesday card is the mile and a quarter handicap for three-year-olds at 5.05. Shama’s Crown The one with the most scope for improvement is Jeremy Noseda’s Shama’s Crown, a filly by Derby winner New Approach out of the smart Classic Park. She did not see a racecourse until the start of August when forcing Pleasant Valley to pull out all the stops in a… Read More »

Majestic Manner to oblige for Haggas

The 3.30 at Lingfield on Wednesday has attracted a decent field of 12 runners with several of the top stables represented. Majestic Manner The one that I like here is the William Haggas filly, Majestic Manner. She is by Dubawi out of Majestic Roi by Street Cry. Her dam was a decent filly in her own right, winning the Group 3 Fred Darling Stakes at Newbury as a three-year-old and later… Read More »

Charming Thought to score at Lingfield

Godolphin are still seeking a Group 1 winner this season but the winners are starting to flow from the yards of Saeed bin Suroor and Charlie Appleby. Charming Thought Appleby runs the promising Oasis Dream colt Charming Thought in the opener at Lingfield on Wednesday and he is expected to step up on his debut at Nottingham. He had already been given some ambitious entries ahead of his first racecourse… Read More »

Rupee to return with McEwen Stakes win

Officially rated the best sprinter in the world, Lankan Rupee makes his eagerly awaited return in Saturday’s Group 2 McEwen Stakes at Moonee Valley. Lankan Rupee Trainer Mick Price has confirmed that it is all systems go with the odds-on favourite after Lankan Rupee pleased in his work on Tuesday with stable companion Lion Of Belfort over 800m. Price admitted that he would be devastated if his stable star did… Read More »

Peng experience to topple Bencic

Only a psychic could have come up with the quarter-final pairing of Belinda Bencic versus Shuai Peng. Form pundits had this earmarked for a clash between Angelique Kerber and Agnieszka Radwanska but they have both fallen by the wayside. We briefly held hopes of a return from our speculative investment on Lucie Safarova but she was beaten by Peng in straight sets. Belinda Bencic Bencic won two junior Grand Slams last… Read More »

Furyk the pick in BMW Championship

Only 70 players remain in the hunt for the $10 million FedEx Cup prize. The penultimate event is the BMW Championship at Cherry Hills Country Club, Colorado with $1.44 million going to the winner. Rory McIlroy Rory McIlroy finished in great style at the Deutsche Bank Open to claim a share of fifth spot along with one of our pre-tournament picks, John Senden. The Irishman assumes his usual role at… Read More »

Dredge for profits at European Masters

While the dust settles on the final selections for Europe’s Ryder Cup team, the tour moves on to Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club in Switzerland and the Omega European Masters. Thomas Björn is bidding to emulate the achievements of the late Seve Ballesteros by winning the event for a third time. Thomas Bjorn The Dane has enjoyed a good season and is safely in the Ryder Cup team but he can be… Read More »

Makarova and Azarenka for three-set thriller

The quarter-finals of the US Open have not fulfilled the predictions of many pundits with only Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki surviving from the top ten seeds. Ekaterina Makarova Aussiebet fielded against Williams in the each-way market and our hopes rest with Ekaterina Makarova (tipped at 126.0) as she prepares to take on Victoria Azarenka. Makarova has yet to drop a set in this tournament having breezed past Grace Min,… Read More »

Aussiebet cashes in at Deutsche Bank Open

Aussiebet golf punters came close to landing a monster payout at the Deutsche Bank Open on Monday when Geoff Ogilvy (tipped at 126.0) and John Senden (tipped at 101.0) finished second and fifth respectively. Geoff Ogilvy Both finished the tournament in style with Australian Ogilvy firing a closing 65 to get within two shots of Chris Kirk. Senden had completed his tournament with a 66, good enough to share fifth… Read More »

Brave Errani to test Wozniacki

The US Open is reaching the crucial quarter-final stage and Serena Williams must be delighted at the number of fallen seeds. She is the one of only two top ten seeds to make it into the last eight and is now odds-on to win the title. Caroline Wozniacki The other to make it through is Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki who won the battle of the blondes against Maria Sharapova to book… Read More »