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OpenOdds Darts Round Up 19th March

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Welcome to another OpenOdds Darts Round Up, which this week brings news from Week Six of the Premier League of Darts. Seven days ago, we were looking at a four-way jam at the top of the league - as we will see, two became four after a night of hotly-contested competition featuring some of the tournament favourites. There was little change at the bottom of the table, which is bad news for a ...

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Bet of the Day: Next Leaders of the Main UK Political Parties

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There is no doubt, whatever the next few months hold for the future of Brexit, that 2019 is going to be a year of shocks, twists, turns and no small measure of bitterness when it comes to UK politics. In this light, there is a non-negligible chance that each of the main three all-UK parties (the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats) will end the year with a new leader. So, my...

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Bet of the Day: Draw between League Two high fliers Mansfield and Lincoln a sound punt

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We're almost in to the March international break, but there's one more big football match in the EFL before that. League Two leaders Lincoln City head to automatic promotion chasing Mansfield Town on Monday night (kick-off: 19:45 GMT). This battle between fourth and first in the table pits the Stags, whose home form is very strong, against the Red Imps - also equally effective on thei...

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Bet of the Day: Sir Erec can Triumph in Cheltenham opener on Gold Cup day

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One of the leading Irish bankers of the Cheltenham Festival runs in the opening race of the fourth and final day of the meeting this Friday. Sir Erec looks the outstanding juvenile in the British Isles and is a strong favourite with betway to land the Grade 1 Triumph Hurdle (13:30) for handler Joseph O'Brien. Formerly trained by father Aidan, who teamed up with leading owner JP McManu...

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Cheltenham Festival Day 4 preview: Sir Erec a worthy favourite to Triumph in opener

Horse Racing

Sir Erec has looked the real deal in winning both his starts over the obstacles, so is a worthy 5/4 favourite with William Hill to land the 2m Grade 1 Triumph Hurdle which get proceedings underway on Gold Cup day at the Cheltenham Festival on Friday (13:30). This Joseph O'Brien trained four-year-old was a high class performer on the level, winning twice and running a cracker to finish th...

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Bet of the Day: Epatante a worthy Dawn Run favourite at Cheltenham

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Day three of the Cheltenham Festival is often called "St Patrick's Thursday", but the luck of the Irish may desert them in the Dawn Run Hurdle for novice mares (16:50). In Epatante, the home team have a leading contender at

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Cheltenham Gold Cup preview: Presenting Percy fancied for Festival feature

Horse Racing

The Cheltenham Festival culminates in the Gold Cup itself on Friday (15:30) and, in a wide-open renewal, Presenting Percy remains well-fancied to take the blue riband event of steeplechasing back to Ireland. This Pat Kelly trained eight-year-old has had a less than conventional preparation for a tilt at glory. While that is cause for concern in some quarters, it's well worth immediate...

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Cheltenham Festival Day 3 preview: Get off to a flying start with Defi in JLT

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Given that he has the best form in the book and runs the track well, Defi Du Seuil looks value to land the 2m 4f Grade 1 JLT Novices' Chase that gets proceedings underway on a sensational card at the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday (13:30). Trained by Philip Hobbs, this six-year-old was a top class juvenile hurdler in 2017 when unbeaten in seven starts. Those successes included victor...

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Bet of the Day: Meticulous each-way value in Champion Bumper on Ladies’ Day at Cheltenham

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Ladies' Day at the Cheltenham Festival has some star attractions like defending 2m champion chaser Altior and Grand National hero Tiger Roll in the Cross Country. They are short prices, however, and punters looking for value could do a lot worse than backing Meticulous each-way in the Grade 1 Champion Bumper which closes Wednesday's card (17:30). Trained by Joseph O'Brien, who is tipp...

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Stayers’ Hurdle preview: Paisley Park prominent but Faugheen fancied and Supasundae has shout at Cheltenham

Horse Racing

The 3m Stayers Hurdle is one of three Grade 1 races on day three of the Cheltenham Festival this Thursday (15:30), and Paisley Park has leading form claims based on his progressive profile. Trained by Emma Lavelle, the seven-year-old has taken his form to a new level this season. Although disappointing in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle at this meeting 12 months ago, Paisley Park simpl...

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Cheltenham Festival Day 2 preview: Battleoverdoyen the Ballymore bet

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The Grade 1 Ballymore Novices' Hurdle gets proceedings underway on a stellar Champion Chase day card at the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday. Battleoverdoyen looks worth a bet to provide leading Irish owners Gigginstown House Stud with back-to-back wins in the 2m 5f contest (13:30). Samcro carried their famous maroon and white colours to victory 12 months ago and this six-year-old loo...

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OpenOdds Darts Round Up 12th March

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Welcome to this week’s OpenOdds Darts Round Up, which this week focuses on one of the most tumultuous weeks in the Premier League. The action in Aberdeen brought us perhaps the biggest shock of the competition so far, delivered a four-way tie at the top of the table, and saw the first whitewash of this season’s tournament. We’ll have a look at the week ahead, which sees a guest spot for UK ...

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Bet of the Day: Impulsive Star each-way value in National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham

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The Cheltenham Festival gets underway on Tuesday with Champion Hurdle day. Closing the stellar seven-race card is the Grade 2 National Hunt Chase for novices over fences and amateur jockeys (17:30). In this 4m marathon event, Impulsive Star has taken his form to a new level since finishing fourth 12 months ago for trainer Neil Mulholland when breaking the maiden chaser tag last time out....

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Queen Mother Champion Chase preview: No looking past Altior for fourth Cheltenham Festival success

Horse Racing

Altior is chasing history and levelling the record set by Big Buck's for most consecutive wins in National Hunt horse racing. Granted a clear round, a fourth consecutive Cheltenham Festival victory and retaining the Queen Mother Champion Chase looks entirely at his mercy on Ladies' Day this Wednesday (15:30). You run out of superlatives to describe the Nicky Henderson trained nine-yea...

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Bet of the Day: Kilmarnock to beat St. Mirren to nil in Scottish Prem

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Our Bet of the Day for Monday takes us to Paisley, where Oran Kearney’s St. Mirren could really do with a point or three in their battle against an immediate and automatic return to the second tier of Scottish football. Kearney’s men face Kilmarnock - whose better-than-expected season has somewhat hit the rocks with just two points from their last five games. Killie, who this season briefly...

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