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“It takes me a good three weeks to get over the Cheltenham Festival, luckily that coincides perfectly with Aintree and then we have the flat season, so about so don’t worry too much about me crying all over my custom made Labaik scarf every night for too long. This may not have been a vintage festival in terms of quality - probably due to the enormous number of big name casualties – but as with every festival, it wasn’t short on talking points.” JJ “Willie Mullins is out of form, there’s a virus in his yard… oh no actually he’s brilliant again” In racing, more than any other sport, fans and punters latch onto anything to explain a loss – almost definitely because there is money involved. But the real story is nearly always something totally different. Willie Mullins’ stable weren’t running terribly at all, Melon ran a cracker in the Supreme on day one, as did Vroum Vroum Mag and Limini when second and third in the Mares. Douvan still managed to beat one horse in the Champion Chase despite running the majority of the race with a fractured pelvis for god’s sake. So when two lads came running up to me on the Thursday morning asking if I still fancied Yorkhill even with the Mullins form, it had to be a resounding yes. The rest is history of course, Ruby rode a four-timer on the day and Willie added a couple more on Friday – balderdash! Labaik wins the Supreme at 25/1, I win £2000 from £2 and Jack Kennedy is the biggest talent this sport has to offer I bloody told you lads! In all honesty I was close to certain the stubborn Labaik wouldn’t even start on Tuesday, and there I would be, looking like an idiot tipping him for the third race in a row having not moved a yard. But low and behold, he is in fact a serious animal with buckets of ability. Jack Kennedy is one of the best race riding jockey’s going already at the age of 17, so it scares me to think how good he’ll be after he hits puberty - the lad judges pace like a jockey who’s been riding for 20 years. He and Gordon Elliott must have turned this horse inside out to get him going and I owe them every penny of the £2000 I won when backing him at 1000 on Betfair in February…Well I’ll buy them a pint if I ever get to meet them, hopefully Jack will be 18 by then, if not I’ll get him some Lego or whatever kids like these days. JJ Codd gets Fayonagh home from an unpromising position somewhere in Gloucester I started to get properly excited about my Labaik bet when Jamie Codd, or ‘The Codfather’ as he hates to be called, stated Labaik was the “best workhorse I have ever seen”. But not only is he an excellent judge, he is a ludicrously talented jockey. My selection had been frustratingly withdrawn from the Bumper but no matter, I’ll get an equal thrill from Jamie Codd giving Fauonagh an inch perfect ride. The mare completely blew the start after they were forced to go from standing, but Mr Codd never lost his cool, scraping paint at the back of the field before pulling her out on the straight. She came from last to first, and after the last showed a turn of foot Shane Williams would be happy with. Not only was it a ‘cool as a cucumber’ ride it revealed something special to us - this mare is a monster. It wouldn’t surprise me at all to see her in the J P McManus colours next season either. Douvan… It annoys me that my hand is forced to write about this but to ignore it would be erroneous, as when people think back to Cheltenham 2017 in 10 years’ time they’re most likely going to remember that Douvan lost at odds of 2/9. He was later found to have a stress fracture to his pelvis, which in a weird way is the best news possible, a minor injury that can easily be treated and a reason for such a poor showing in the Champion Chase. He was the shortest price horse ever to lose at the Festival and the best result for the bookies this century. Jessica Harrington is the queen of Cheltenham I always thought Sizing John would get two and a half miles but when rumours started to emerge on social media he would be going for the Irish Gold Cup, I’ll admit I had my doubts. Even after he won the race I was still dead against him, the race was run at a dead pace and they finished in a bunch, if he was ever going to win over three miles he was just given the perfect set of circumstances. He was the first winner of the Irish Gold Cup for Jessica Harrington and her first ENTRY in the Cheltenham Gold Cup! I’m never going to knock a horse that keeps winning, but the cynics out there will look at the time and the way they finished in a bunch and think, was this a true Gold Cup? The Foxhunters was run at a faster pace up until the fifth fence… all I’m saying. Might Bite goes full lunatic in the RSA My number one take out from the Cheltenham Festival 2017 has to be the lovable yet totally insane Might Bite. This horse is an absolute freak of nature. To be that far clear in a grade one at Kempton and fall at the last; it was just madness to call him the lay of the festival – just. He took apart that RSA field before the dreaded final fence, 20 lengths clear once more coming to the last. It can’t be possible for a horse to know that he’s at the last fence can it because he fluffs it every time? He then decided “actually I want to go back home now” and start pulling Nico’s arms out towards the enclosure. Subsequently the loose horse gallops past and he elects instead to have a little chase. The claims he didn’t get up the hill are totally false, he basically got past whisper from a standing start within the final half furlong when whisper was in full flow. This is the horse to watch in the future; in fact I’d go as far to say that he would beat Thistlecrack if both went for the King George next season. When all is said and done we as sport fans love a lunatic, he could be our very own Mike Tyson, pulverising opponents into submission with the world at his feet, but then he’ll do something mad like run after a dog in the crowd, or buy a tiger and claim he’ll eat your children. 2017 Cheltenham Festival Winners Supreme Novices’ Hurdle - LABAIK @ 50/1 RSA Chase - MIGHT BITE @ 12/1 JLT Novices’ Chase - YORKHILL @ 6/4 Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle - LET’S DANCE @ 3/1 Triumph Hurdle – DEFI DU SEUIL @ 6/1 County Hurdle – ARCTIC FIRE @ 25/1 Browns Advisory Plate - BOUVREUIL E/W @ 12/1 (3rd) - THOMAS CRAPPER E/W @ 33/1 (4th) Gold Cup - MINELLA ROCCO E/W @ 40/1 (2nd)
An early look at the Cheltenham Festival from our resident racing tipster Jake Johns.
Watching the 40 strong field spread across the famous Aintree track galloping towards the first fence in the National is one of the most iconic images in horse racing and arguably in British sport.
An overview of those at the top of the market for the huge race at Aintree next April.
The curtain has fallen on another enthralling Indian Premier League season as the Mumbai Indians claimed their third crown with a 41-run victory over the Chennai Super Kings. There’s plenty of cricket betting to dive into this summer with the Ashes, England’s ODI series with New Zealand and action from the NatWest T20 Blast. Visit our dedicated cricket betting centre for all the best odds and tips.
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Royal Ascot Odds Overview from our horse racing betting expert, Jake Johns.
Check out our latest 2018 World Cup odds via our football betting expert, Ross Casey!
The FA Cup third round means the threat of an upset is a real one for those sides facing lower league opposition this weekend. Plenty of teams from the first and second tier face tricky ties over the course of the weekend and to get us in the mood for the weekend’s action, Tom Powell has picked out his top five FA Cup upsets from years gone by… Sutton 2-1 Coventry City (1989) In the third round back in 1989 it was Division One Coventry City who were on the wrong end of one of the biggest giant killings in FA Cup history as they crashed out against non-league Sutton United. Two seasons before, Coventry had been the giant killers themselves as they lifted the trophy at the expense of Tottenham but after 42 minutes here they were 1-0 down Sutton captain Tony Rains had given his side the lead. Parity was restored seven minutes into the second half as Welsh international David Phillips leveled matters and it looked as if the Sky Blues’ class would see them through. But the non-league side had different ideas and were ahead again on the hour mark as Matthew Hanlan struck. They held on for half an hour to record the biggest win in their history. Their FA Cup run came to an abrupt end in round four as they were beaten 8-0 at Norwich. Wrexham 2-1 Arsenal (1992) When Division Four side Wrexham were drawn against First Division champions Arsenal in the FA Cup third round back in 1992, it looked a formality that the Gunners would be cruising into round four. However, events at the Racecourse Ground did not go to plan for the heavy favourites. Things began well for the North Londoners. Alan Smith gave them a 1-0 half-time lead after sliding in Paul Merson’s cross two minutes before the break and although it wasn’t pretty, Arsenal led 1-0 with eight minutes to play and looked destined to win. Mickey Thomas’ left foot rocket of a free-kick leveled matters going into the final five minutes before 20-year old forward Steve Watkin capitalized on Tony Adams’ error to hook the Welsh side into the lead with time running out. A pitch invasion followed the final whistle and Wrexham were through to round four. Arsenal are heavy favourites to beat Sunderland this weekend, check out the betting here... Leicester 1-2 Wycombe (2001) This FA Cup quarter-final meeting provided us with a real Roy of the Rovers moment (or should it be Roy of the Wanderers) as Division Two Wycombe overcame Premier League Leicester to reach the last four of the tournament thanks to a late goal from Roy Essandoh. The 25-year old forward was only at Wycombe on a two-week contract having been signed a week earlier following an appeal on Ceefax from Essandoh’s agent to Leicester manager Lawrie Sanchez needing a fit, non-cup tied striker for this match. Essandoh started the match on the bench and watched on as Paul McCarthy headed Wycombe into a second half lead before Muzzy Izzet responded with an equalizer 23 minutes from time. Sanchez was then sent off and forced to watch the match on a small screen deep within Filbert Street but did witness the momentous moment when, deep into injury time, Essandoh headed home to prove the romance of the cup was alive and well. Can Wycombe pull off another shock this weekend as they host Premier League side Aston Villa? Check out the betting here... Man City 0-1 Wigan (2013) The FA Cup is no stranger to upsets in the final, the 1988 final proved that as Wimbledon beat Liverpool thanks to Lawrie Sanchez’s goal and Dave Beasant’s penalty save, but the 2013 final was perhaps even more of a giant killing, despite Wigan and Man City both being Premier League sides. Man City were heavy, heavy favourites heading to Wembley. They’d beaten Chelsea in the last four, and not conceded a goal prior to that during their run to the semi-finals. City huffed and puffed all match, always on the front foot but never managing to break down Wigan’s stoic wing back formation and things turned on their head with six minutes to go. Pablo Zabaleta picked up his second yellow card to give the underdogs the belief they could go on and win the match and win the match they did with Ben Watson flicking home Shaun Maloney’s corner in the first minute of injury time. Will Man City negotiate their clash with Norwich this weekend? Find all the odds here... Chelsea 2-4 Bradford (2015) Chelsea host Scunthorpe in this year’s third round and the Football League side should be watching and rewatching tapes of the Blues’ demise at the hands of League One Bradford City in last year’s fourth round as inspiration. Stamford Bridge would have been more relaxed than ever when Ramires converted Mohamad Salah’s pass to put the Premier League side 2-0 up following Cahill’s opener on 21 minutes. Even after Jon Stead had pulled a goal back four minutes from the break there would have been little need to panic. However, the sides were all square with 15 minutes to go after Felipe Morais side footed home to set alarm bells ringing before Andy Halliday completed the comeback with eight minutes to go. Onlookers could scarcely believe what they were seeing and there was more to come from Phil Parkinson’s side as Mark Yeates latched onto Stead’s back heel to etch Bradford’s name in FA Cup folklore. Can Scunthorpe take inspiration from Bradford when they visit the Bridge this weekend? Betting for the match is here...