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29 Feb

The nation awaits; can Pearce deliver?

Stuart Pearce in an England suit during a match

Tonight sees England take on Holland in their first game since the recent departure of Fabio Capello.

So, what can we expect?

A new lease of life, a fresh feel, and plenty of passion.

England vs Holland

With Stuart Pearce taking temporary charge, and naming Tottenhams Scott Parker as the new captain it’s well and truly a new era for England.… Read More…

29 Feb

Kelso raid for National hero Ballabriggs

Ballabriggs Grand National

McCain earmarks Premier Chase for return

This Saturday Donald McCain is hoping to give Ballabriggs his first racecourse outing since Jason Maquire succesfully steered Trevor Hemming‘s servant around Aintree’s National course. The gelding is entered in three races at the weekend by McCain has indicated that the Scottish Borders track is the preferred venue.
The National hero has been worked at Haydock recently and is reportedly in fine fettle.… Read More…

28 Feb

‘JACKPOT’- Adrian Lewis Outsider for Match-Up Thursday

Adrian Lewis and Gary Anderson are priced at 9/2 to Draw this Thursday

The bookmakers have done something very interesting for the late match of the Premier League Darts this Thursday. Gary Anderson will meet Adrian Lewis with Anderson the favourite; strange move.

The World No. 2 has drawn all three of his matches so far. Impressive performances against Taylor and van Barneveld were over shadowed by a scrap last week against Hamilton.… Read More…

28 Feb

Paddy Power taking on Sprinter Sacre in the Arkle!

Paddy Power Betting Shop Window

Paddy Power refunding losing bets if Sprinter Sacre scoops Arkle

Paddy Power are taking a real punt in taking on Nicky Henderson superstar novice Sprinter Sacre. The Irish firm are offering to refund all Arkle losing bets if the hotpot favourite wins. With a pace run to suit they could be looking to have engaged in an expensive promotion. I’m not sure how much their famous Hollywood Sign cost them to set up but Barry Geraghty on a potential steering job could cost them multiple hundreds of thousands without the same viral marketing appeal.… Read More…

28 Feb

Selby and Murphy in Good Form for World Open

Mark Selby is nicely priced at 15/2 to take down the Haikou World Open in China this week

The Haikou World Open opened with a bang today as Din Junhui was smashed by Jin Long leaving Judd Trump and John Higgins to top the bookies Favourite to win it all.

The Welsh Open Champion, was many people’s pick to win it all on home soil but it was not to be. Jin Long came through the qualifying round on Monday was but was certainly not feeling the pressure today as Ding cracked like an American bell.… Read More…

28 Feb

Double Djokovic in Dubai

Novak's younger brother, Marko Djokovic, got a WC into the Dubai Open. Scary to think that two Djokovic's might be consistently on tour from now on.

My eyes seemed to deceive me on Monday as I saw two Djokovics in the draw for Dubai but it was true. Novak’s younger brother got to take centre-stage in Dubai as he received a WC. The whole tennis world held its breath in fear, what if Marko was just like Novak? Scary.

The younger Djokovic is ranked 800-odd and lost pretty comfortably in the first round but could he join his older brother in the coming months atop of Men’s tennis?… Read More…

28 Feb

Cheltenham “Ante Post” Tickles as NRNB rolls out

Fontwell heavy going

Nailing Cheltenham Colours to the Mast

They say that with Ante Post racing one of the biggest uncertainties is that the going can change and ruin your mounts charges. It’s not for nowt that a majority of the best judges say that the going is the most ponderable of the imponderables. The late great Phil Bull (Timeform’s founder) was one of the biggest protagonists of going being the most important thing.… Read More…

24 Feb

Paddy Power Partners up with Manchester City and

paddy power stallions mares

From the bookmaker that brought you popular adverts like ‘Chav Tranquilizers’ and ‘Ladies Day’…

Last week Paddy Power got busy with its partnership deals announcing it would be the official betting partner of the English Premier League club Manchester City and just a day later they became the latest betting partner for

These are sure to be exciting times for the cheeky Irish bookmaker.… Read More…

24 Feb

Towcester Greyhound Racing by August!

Towcester Greyhound Racing

Lord Hesketh’s planning permission granted

Following the shot in the arm that the launch of the Racing Post Greyhounds TV provided the sport greyhound racing is today a recipient of further good news. It has been reported that the planning permission to have dog racing at Towcester has been approved. Things have moved very quickly since Lord Hesketh first submitted the paperwork in October last year.… Read More…

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…

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