Today’s ‘Sitting On The Fence’ Preview! – By Rick Elliott
Did you know that Liverpool are playing Everton tonight and the match is being shown live on BT Sport? Well there is a Merseyside Derby in the Women’s Super League and those in the know say the match looks like ending in a draw.
There is another fixture that requires comment because there is a meeting in League 1 that brings together a football club and another that has been the same club in the past! AFC Wimbledon are the team that represent that part of London more famous for tennis and they host MK Dons, the team that used to be called Wimbledon!
Confused? If so all you can do is bet on the draw at 9/4 with bet365.
So, we are sitting on the fence with regards these two standout fixtures and suggest both matches will end in a share of the points. You could throw in a draw in the match between Forest Green and Swindon in League 2 and you have a treble that pays over 45/1.
Racing at Ayr has been abandoned and animals have been seen marching down the High Street in pairs. The track’s biggest Flat meeting of the season has been totally lost to the weather so Newbury is now the principle meeting offering the most prize money.
The richest race of the day is the 4.00 and I have no second thought in tipping a horse called…..SECOND THOUGHT! This Listed race gives three-year-olds a three pound age allowance over older opponents.
Second Thought won on AW Championship Day on Good Friday and can translate that form to turf today. The horse was good enough to run in the same race as Harry Angel at Haydock in May and that is standout form in the context of the race today:
Paul Nicholls has a 33% strike rate at Newton Abbott and Sam Twiston-Davies is the leading jockey at the track since 2013/14. The first race is a match between two horses trained by Nicholls and Sam is riding Diego Du Charmil for his boss and the horse won at the Cheltenham Festival in 2016 and is the best bet of the day.