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24 Feb

Aero Joker to have laugh on Bet365 at Romford.

Mark Wallis Yarmouth Dogs Trainer

Top open race action tends to come along like buses, and today’s serving includes the three semis of the Spingbok at Wimbledon, where the cream of novice hurdlers are bidding to place in the front two to qualify for the final on Sky TV on Tuesday.

Romford Action on Racing Post Greyhounds TV

My punting focus is on the other side of London, and on the traditional all open card at Romford.… Read More…


23 Feb

Ladbrokes St Leger Sponsorship

Triple Crown Winner Nijinsky

The Rayners Lane supremos Ladbrokes have signed on the line that is dotted, and committed to supporting Britain’s fifth classic for a further three years. Over recent years the oldest classic has somewhat diminished in stature, with most trainers taking a tilt at the Arc instead. So it’s good to see the Magic Sign breath a bit of life into the stayers classic by upping the prize money to £550k.… Read More…


21 Feb

Darts make Thursdays the new Friday!

Phil Taylor showed great class to hit a 9-darter and recover against Painter last week.

I never understood when someone told me a few years ago that, ‘Thursdays are the new Fridays,’ until now. The Premier League of Darts has just been truly incredible.

Week 3 sees a repeat of the World Championship Final while the tournament Favourite gets another crack at an old foe who is rolling back the years.

Taylor remains odds on at 11/8 to Win it All

Phil Taylor sits joint top of the league and after Lewis’ draw last week, he is clearly the bookies favourite to win it all.… Read More…


21 Feb

Federer finds Focus in Rotterdam Win

Federer finds Focus as he wins in Rotterdam

Roger Federer certainly raised some eyebrows last week and it was not just due to his destruction of World No. 10, Juan Martin Del Potro, in the final.

Federer destroyed the Argentine 6-1, 6-4 in just under 90 minutes but it was his semi-final performance that really caught everyone’s attention.

Federer still Fighting

Many people have doubted the former World No.… Read More…


20 Feb

Ladbrokes Mobile Betting Revenue Grows

Ladbrokes Tiziano Mobile

Ladbrokes Group Revenue down to £194million

Ladbrokes’ most recent results were somewhat lukewarm with revenue down 4.3%, dropping to £194 million. CEO Richard Glynn cited in particular a run of sporting results that were weighted on the side of the punter. The Ladbrokes Chief had in particular noted the King George VI meeting as a bookies bloodbath, as the only non winning favourite was the well supported popular hero Kauto Star.… Read More…


20 Feb

Zynga losing Zillions!

Zynga's Happy Dog!

$404 Million loss

How much is a Zillion? Without recourse to getting on google I have no idea (is it even a real number?), though I suspect it probably equates to the level of the UK’s national debt at present. In truth Zynga are not losing zillions, that’s just a hackneyed headline for my blog. Their loss is a not inconsiderable $404 million!… Read More…


18 Feb

You Can’t Eat Value. Can You?

Value Cake

Definition of betting Value?

Value, the elusive commodity, that’s hard to spot, can’t be eaten and like beauty is very much in the eye of the beholder. I should know, today I punted Celestial Halo at 5/2 and Description at 2/1, watching them get beaten and return starting prices of 7/4 and 13/8 respectively. If Celebration had read the script a good days betting would have become an exceptional days punting.… Read More…


14 Feb

Arsenal: “Need for Speed” on Wednesday

Older defenders like Nesta and Zambrotta will have to roll back the years if they will be able to keep up with Arsenal's speedy wingers

Arsenal and AC Milan will meet on Wednesday in what seems to be the pick of the Round of 16 matches in the Champions League. What makes it more appealing is the very light odds of 3/1 on Arsenal to win in Milan.

Arsenal’s Speed too Much for Aged, Creeping Milan

Did you see what I did there? Aged Creeping Milan… AC Milan.… Read More…


14 Feb

Another Upset for ‘The Hammer’ this Thurs?

Taylor and Lewis truly delivered in an exciting match-up last Thursday that finished in a 7-7 draw.

After an amazing first round of matches from the Premier League last Thursday where two matches ended in a draw and the two lowest ranked players managed to win, all is to play for this Thursday.

Review of Round I

After watching Barneveld, Whitlock, Taylor and Lewis each give incredible performances leaving darts fans dribbling ecstatic, it is the performance by Kevin Painter and Andy Hamilton thay shocked us all.… Read More…


12 Feb

Redknapp 4/11 F to be England Manager

Harry Redknapp is clearly front runner to become the next England manager.

After seeing Fabio Capello step down due to a “misunderstandment”, Harry Redknapp has seemingly gone from alleged tax evader to the next alleged England manager.

Stan James is the only bookmakers to offer a bet on whether England’s first Euro 2012 game will be managed by a caretaker manager or a permanent manager. They favour the permanent manager option at 2/5 while they give it a 7/4 price that a caretaker will be involved.… Read More…