Archive | July, 2014

Glorious Goodwood: Nassau Stakes Preview & Betting Tips

Ed DunlopThe Nassau Stakes for fillies and mares is the Group 1 highlight of the final day of Glorious Goodwood (3.15pm Saturday).

Aidan O’Brien’s Venus De Milo heads the market at 5/2. This four-year-old daughter of Duke of Marmalade was last seen finishing three lengths second to Thistle Bird in the Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh at the end of more …

King George Betting Preview & Tips: Top notch @ 6/1

William BuickThe King George and Queen Elizabeth stakes is the most highly respected middle distance Group 1 contest for horses of all ages (3.50pm Saturday, Ascot). This year it looks to be a much more open contest over a mile and a half than the betting market suggests.

Sir Michael Stoute’s Telescope is the market leader at 9/4. He more …

F1: Hungarian Grand Prix Preview & Betting Tips

Lewis HamiltonMercedes’ Lewis Hamilton (pictured) will be confident of victory at one of his favourite circuits at this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix (Race: Sunday, 13:00 BST, live on Sky Sports F1).

Hamilton endured a difficult weekend in Germany, starting 20th on the grid following a crash in qualifying and a subsequent gearbox change. more …

F1: German Grand Prix Betting Preview

Valtteri BottasLewis Hamilton ate into Nico Rosberg’s lead at the top of the Formula One drivers’ championship with victory at Silverstone and will be hopeful of overhauling his teammate by winning this weekend’s German Grand Prix (Race: Sunday, 13:00 BST, live on Sky Sports F1).

Rosberg was leading the British Grand Prix before a more …

World Cup Final: Germany v Argentina Betting Preview

Joachim LowAn even and intriguing match is anticipated when Argentina and Germany meet at Rio’s famous Maracana stadium on Sunday in the 2014 World Cup final (8pm BST, live on BBC1 & ITV).

Argentina’s route to the final saw them top a group featuring Nigeria, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iran before seeing off successive European more …

July Cup Preview & Betting Tips: First Draft @ 25/1

Wesley WardThe Group 1 July Cup at Newmarket run over six furlongs reunites the top sprinters that did battle at Royal Ascot and includes some fascinating foreign raiders (3.50pm Saturday).

Slade Power, Edward Lynam’s Diamond Jubilee Stakes winner, leads the market at 3/1 but favourites cannot be relied upon in this race. Only two have won more …

World Cup: Netherlands v Argentina Betting Preview & Tips

Gonzalo HiguainArgentina and Netherlands scored one goal between them in their World Cup quarter-final victories and a similarly tight encounter can be expected when they meet in their semi-final in Sao Paulo on Wednesday (21:00 BST on ITV).

Argentina progressed to the knockout stages by topping Group F ahead of Nigeria, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iran. An extra-time winner from more …

World Cup: Brazil v Germany Betting Preview & Tips

Thomas MullerBrazil’s quest for World Cup glory on home soil continues when they face Germany in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday in the first of the two semi-finals (21:00 BST, live on BBC).

Brazil emerged victorious from a fractious quarter-final with Colombia on Friday, winning 2-1 thanks to goals from centre-backs Thiago Silva and more …

Coral Eclipse Betting Preview & Tips

William BuickThe Group 1 Coral Eclipse Stakes brings the best middle distance horses to Sandown (3.50pm Saturday). There are reasons to oppose the favourite and we have found a better value prospect.

John Gosden’s yard is in great form and his five-year-old mare, The Fugue heads the market at 2/1. She proved at Royal Ascot how effective more …

F1 British Grand Prix Betting Preview & Tips

Nico RosbergLewis Hamilton needs victory in front of his home fans at this weekend’s British Grand Prix to close the gap on teammate Nico Rosberg (pictured) at the head of the F1 Drivers’ Championship (Race: Sunday, 1pm BST, BBC & Sky Sports F1).

Rosberg was the victor in Austria two weeks ago, leading home Hamilton in a Mercedes one-two ahead of the Williams pair of more …