Apr 16, 41 days ago

2015 World Snooker Championship preview

2015 World Snooker Championship previewFor two weeks in the spring, a small theatre in Sheffield becomes the focus of attention for one of the highlights of the UK’s sporting calendar. The World Snooker Championship attracts the world’s best to the Crucible and the 78th ...

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Apr 16, 41 days ago

Premier League preview weekend 18 April 2015

Premier League preview weekend 18 April 2015After last week’s matches just four points now separate the bottom five in the Premier League. With other teams looking nervously over their shoulder – West Brom and Newcastle are also in poor form – the battle to avoid the ...

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Apr 11, 46 days ago

2015 Grand National Round-Up

2015 Grand National Round-UpThere were no late withdrawals from the Grand National so reserves Bailey’s Concerto, Duke Of Lucca, Raz De Maree and The Package all miss out. The going remains good to soft, good in ...

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Apr 10, 47 days ago

Aintree Friday Preview

Aintree Friday PreviewThe second day of the Grand National meeting on Friday features three Grade 1 races as well as the hugely competitive Topham Chase over the big fences. The action begins at 1.40 with a two and a half mile handicap hurdle ...

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Apr 10, 47 days ago

Lavelle planning National Surprise

Lavelle planning National SurpriseEmma Lavelle is hoping to join an elite band of three women to have trained a Grand National winner when Court By Surprise lines up on Saturday. Jenny Pitman won with Corbiere in 1983 ...

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Apr 10, 47 days ago

2015 Grand National preview

2015 Grand National previewIt’s the 168th Grand National this weekend which means that almost half the adult population of the UK will be having a flutter on one of the world’s biggest horse races. Indeed, so much money will change hands that if ...

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Apr 10, 47 days ago

Premier League preview weekend 11 April 2015

Premier League preview weekend 11 April 2015There are vital matches at both ends of the table this week with many of the strugglers facing tough tests against the Premier League’s big boys. The match of the weekend is the Manchester derby and United can go four ...

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Apr 9, 48 days ago

Aintree set to favour fast ground horses

Aintree set to favour fast ground horsesWith a mostly dry week forecast, the going for the Grand National on Saturday looks likely to be good. Officials began watering the Mildmay course at the start of the week and are monitoring the situation on the National course. That ...

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Apr 9, 48 days ago

Aintree Thursday Preview

Aintree Thursday PreviewThe Grand National meeting gets under way on Thursday with a top quality card featuring four Grade 1 races. The Arkle Chase form comes under scrutiny in the opening Manifesto Novices’ Chase with Cheltenham ...

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Apr 8, 49 days ago

2015 Masters betting preview

2015 Masters betting previewIt’s the 79th Masters this weekend as the cream of world golf head to the famous Augusta National course looking to win the first Major of 2015. American golfers have dominated the Masters over recent years with home grown players winning ...

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Apr 8, 49 days ago

Holywell favourite for Aintree Bowl

Holywell favourite for Aintree BowlJonjo O’Neill’s Holywell, a respectable fourth behind Coneygree in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, has been installed as the 7-4 favourite for the Aintree Bowl on Thursday. The eight-year-old will be having only his fourth race of the season and usually thrives ...

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Apr 8, 49 days ago

Bowen secures National ride on Mon Parrain

Bowen secures National ride on Mon Parrain17-year-old conditional jockey Sean Bowen has been confirmed as the rider of 33-1 outsider Mon Parrain for Paul Nicholls in the Aintree Grand National. Bowen went into Saturday’s Haydock card needing one more chase winner before Monday’s deadline to qualify to ...

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