Galmoy Hurdle preview: Reverse forecast for Apple’s Jade duel with Benie Des Dieux makes sense

Horse Racing

An intriguing battle between two of Ireland’s best jumps mares in Apple’s Jade and Benie Des Dieux takes place in the 3m Grade 2 Galmoy Hurdle at Gowran Park on Thursday (13:50).The pair have clashed twice before back in 2018 when Benie Des Dieux came out on top in Grade 1s at the Cheltenham and Punchestown Festivals.Springtime has not always been kind to Apple’s Jade, however, and ...

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Bet of the Day: Henderson fancied to land Catterick double

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A Nicky Henderson double at Catterick is fancied on Wednesday, because of his fine record with his rare raiders at the North Yorkshire Venue.The Seven Barrows handler has a strike rate of just under 43 per cent at the track having saddled three winners and one placed from just seven runners there.In O'Connell Street, he has a six-year-old who shaped with plenty of promise in two bum...

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Thurles preview: Hardline a value Kinloch Brae bet but Footpad favourite

Horse Racing

The feature race in Ireland on Sunday is the old Kinloch Brae Chase - a Grade 2 contest over an extended 2m 4f (14:45).Hardline looks each-way value in this year’s renewal, sponsored by Horse & Jockey Hotel. Trainer Gordon Elliott has won three of the last five runnings.In Hardline, he has an eight-year-old Grade 1 winning novice chaser who enjoyed his finest hour at the Limeric...

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Haydock preview: Edwardstone rock solid in Rossington Main

Horse Racing

Edwardstone has won both his starts over the obstacles in the manner of a top notch prospect, so looks a worthy red-hot favourite to take the step up into Grade 2 company in his stride and land the hat-trick in the 2m Rossington Main Novices' Hurdle at Haydock on Saturday (14:05).This Alan King trained six-year-old shaped with plenty of promise when runner-up in his three bumper starts....

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Bet of the Day: Fulham and Middlesbrough to draw in Championship clash

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After a tricky trip to North London ended in defeat on Tuesday night, this Friday fixture brings Middlesbrough back to the capital to face Fulham in a match which might on the face of it appear to be a comfortable one for the hosts. At present, Scott Parker’s side are in fourth place in the Championship - and, with league leaders West Brom and Leeds beginning to drop points, the Cottagers c...

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Champion Hurdle Trial preview: Pentland Hills the one to be on in Haydock feature

Horse Racing

Having shaped with stacks of promise on seasonal reappearance, Pentland Hills is strongly fancied to land the 2m Grade 2 Champion Hurdle Trial at Haydock on Saturday (15:15).That run came in the similar grade International Hurdle at Cheltenham where the Nicky Henderson trained five-year-old finished fifth to stable companion Call Me Lord, but ran much better than the eventual five lengt...

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Ascot preview: Papagana the Warfield punt

Horse Racing

Papagana ran the race of her life last time out, so now back against her own sex is a strong fancy to land the spoils in the 3m Grade 2 Warfield Mares' Hurdle at Ascot on Saturday (13:50).This Oliver Sherwood trained seven-year-old is a lightly-raced and progressive sort who has won four of her eight starts over the obstacles.She looked one to keep onside when winning her final star...

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Clarence House Chase preview: Defi Du Seuil can’t be opposed for seasonal hat-trick at Ascot

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Defi Du Seuil has won both of his starts this season so, on that form, cannot be opposed in the Grade 1 Clarence House Chase over an extended 2m at Ascot on Saturday (15:35).Philip Hobbs’ stable star is a dual Cheltenham Festival winner who stays further than this trip. That is a plus if further forecast rain hits the Berkshire venue.Defi Du Seuil is a JP McManus owned seven-year-ol...

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2020 Stayers’ Hurdle entries: Reigning champ Paisley Park among 40 engaged at Cheltenham Festival

Horse Racing

Reigning champion stayer Paisley Park is one of 40 Stayers’ Hurdle entries for the 3m Grade 1 contest at the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday, 12 March.Half of those engaged have won a race at the home of jumps racing. Of those, 15 have triumphed at previous Cheltenham Festival - though perhaps none more taking than Paisley Park.Emma Lavelle’s stable star is a hot favourite with the bo...

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Peter Marsh Handicap Chase preview: Definitly Red taken to defy top-weight at Haydock

Horse Racing

Having become well-treated, Definitly Red looks decent value to defy top-weight and land the spoils in the 3m 1f Grade 2 Peter Marsh Handicap Chase at Haydock on Saturday (14:40).This Brian Ellison trained 11-year-old is a classy staying chaser who has a fine 36 per cent strike rate over the larger obstacles having won eight of his 22 starts.He is also a five-time Grade 2 winner and...

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2020 Cheltenham Festival Mares’ Hurdle entries: Honeysuckle heads 36 who accept

Horse Racing

Joint-favourite Honeysuckle heads a typically strong Irish hand in the 2020 Cheltenham Festival Mares’ Hurdle entries for the 2m 4f Grade 1 contest on Tuesday, 10 March.The unbeaten six-year-old is trained by Henry De Bromhead and also holds an alternative engagement in the Champion Hurdle run on the same day.Honeysuckle, something of a Fairyhouse specialist, needs to prove she can ...

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Bet of the Day: Class-dropping Laxey value to bounce back at Ludlow

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Laxey disappointed om seasonal reappearance, but now eased in grade makes plenty of each-way appeal at 18/1 with William Hill in the 2m 5f maiden hurdle at Ludlow this Thursday (13:50).This lightly-raced Henry Daly trained five-year-old showed signs of ability in two bumper outings and shaped with plenty of promise in three hurdle runs over 2m last season.After finishing an eye-catc...

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2020 Champion Hurdle entries: Ante post favourite Epatante among 36 in two-mile hurdling feature

Horse Racing

Ante post favourite Epatante is one of 36 2020 Champion Hurdle entries for the Grade 1 highlight on the Cheltenham Festival’s opening day - Tuesday, 10 March.The Nicky Henderson trained six-year-old mare, who carries the famous green and gold hoops of leading Irish owner JP McManus, has taken her form to a new level this season in winning both her starts emphatically.After starting ...

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Bet of the Day: Carlisle to spring FA Cup surprise on Cardiff City

Bet of the day

While the FA Cup draw sees Manchester United face Wolves yet again in this evening’s all-Premiership clash, the other tie taking place tonight might be a little more interesting for the neutral. Championship side Cardiff head north to take on Carlisle from League Two. The hosts will feel relatively confident of springing an upset, given how the first game between the sides played out - not ...

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OpenOdds Darts Round Up 14th January

Darts Preview

Welcome back to OpenOdds’ Darts Round Up, which this week looks at the finals and the fallout at the BDO World Championships, where one champion retained their title, the bookmakers were confounded in another event, and most of the players left the venue with questions unanswered. We’ll also have a look at the future of the BDO - will this tournament even be played in 2021, given how things...

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