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Monthly Archives: June 2011


Wimbledon Betting Bonanza – It Is Hot?

Written by Alex Lafferty
wimbledon betting bonanza - Murray

Well, what an exciting Wimbledon this has been. We have seen the form book franked, all barring the slaying of Wimbledon favourite Roger Federer to the outsiders choice, the grass court supremo, Jo Wilfred Tsonga.

Tsonga was of course conquered by Andy Murray in the Queens Club Final during June, so perhaps this year may finally be time for Britain to have a Wimbledon Champion for the first time since Fred Perry, way back in 1936.… Read More…



Top Ten Superstitions of a Gambling Man!

Written by Chris Denny
Gambling Superstitions - Green

I must confess to falling prey to a lot of these superstitions myself, hopefully in this blog I can exorcise some.

Although perhaps speaking of nullification is a little bit of a superstition in itself?

Some I won’t be able to shake – I certainly wouldn’t want to go into the window breaking business, as seven years bad luck is too high a risk!… Read More…



Summer Grand National Trials?

Written by Chris Denny
Grand National

Over the next few months I thought it would be interesting to blog about trial races for the Grand National.

As we get closer to the big one the races will obviously become more pertinent, and certain races like the Welsh National, Hennessy, Becher, Racing Post Chase the Eider and others will start providing more and more clues.

I can’t wait.… Read More…



Sunday, a day of rest, DIY and the Irish Derby

Written by Chris Denny
Irish Derby

Just a quick blog today, after spending a lot of time going through the form last night I have been assigned DIY duty for much of today: woe is life!

The Irish Derby looks an intriguing race, always surprises me that despite the kudos and the €725,000 to the winner it always results in smallish fields.

As mentioned in the blog yesterday on Twitter (@SportB_Guardian) I tweeted the question on whether to lay or play Carlton House at the then best priced 11/8 (now 6/4), 3 people tweeted lay, 2 tweeted play.… Read More…



The Irish Derby, and other news

Written by Chris Denny
Carlton House at the Irish Derby

Looking outside the sky is grey and overcast, but there isn’t any jumps racing on todays menu! Come on, if we are to be deprived National Hunt action in the summer can’t they at least give us shorts and ice cream weather!

On a positive, I did find a racing paper from 1934.

The weekend’s main focus is the Irish Derby tomorrow.… Read More…



Racing News from 1934!

Written by Chris Denny
racing news 1934

Some great racing history for you courtesy of the Daily Mail from 1934. This was what emerged from under the lino: the picture is of jockey Steve Donoghue winning the Lancashire Breeders Produce Stakes on Kingsam.

The race was held at Liverpool. I didn’t actually realise that Aintree used to have flat racing, having grown up associating the track with the Grand National and jumps racing.… Read More…



Wimbledon Betting Tips – Top Of The Djoks

Written by Alex Lafferty
Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon

The draw for Wimbledon 2011 was released on Friday and I jumped straight in to look over the Men’s Outright betting market, with a keen eye on who could meet who along the way to the final. The odds for Men’s outright title are tight and rightly so, but how does a draw containing Nadal vs Murray in the top section and Federer vs Djokovic in the bottom, effect the betting odds for us punters?… Read More…



Hexham and Hereford

Written by Chris Denny
Hexham Racecourse

Wasn’t Await The Dawn impressive yesterday, especially considering the unsuitable going. Looking forward to its proposed tilt at the Breeders Cup Classic.

Just a quick blog today, the other half has me ripping up carpet and stripping wall paper from the new house for much of the afternoon.

Luckily found some time yesterday evening and this morning to have a good go through the two jumps cards today.… Read More…



Heath Day Punt (aka Royal Ascot Day #5)

Written by Chris Denny
Royal Ascot

I’ve always been used to this day’s racing being called Heath Day, but since the early 2000′s it’s been stretched to be the fifth day of Royal Ascot.

Not sure I am a massive fan of the extra day with the Royal prefix. I used to always enjoy attending on the Heath Day because it had an “after party” type vibe.… Read More…



Ribblesdale Punt

Written by Alex Lafferty
ribblesdale punt

So on to day three, and the clouds are black and the rain has already been chucking it down. At the time of writing the Clerk of the Course has the going as unchanged, though the less sceptical would say that it’s Gd-Sft at best. The first couple of races should clarify things. Certainly it will be interesting to see how the change in the going impacts on the draw for the Britannia 1m cavalry charge at 4:25.… Read More…


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