Despite the modern managerial skills applied by Harry Redknapp at the start of the season Birmingham are on a run of seven losses in nine competitive outings. The old rascal worked his magic over three matches at the end of last season to keep them in the division but things quickly went pear shaped and he got the boot. The new man arrived full of optimism but the next day Birmingham got stuffed 6-1 at Hull.
Birmingham tried to buy their way into the Premier League but Redknapp could not deliver and the team are now in the relegation places which was not in the business plan. Things could go from bad to worse tonight when Cardiff can beat Birmingham in the West Midlands. The visitors lead the Championship and can consolidate their position. CARDIFF should be backed at 13/10 with Ladbrokes to win three points.
In Scotland Rangers can justify odds-on favouritism with a win at St Johnstone. In their most recent 11 fixtures St Johnstone have not conceded just once. They have won just one match in five and that was a lucky victory over Hamilton. RANGERS have scored 11 goals in 4 away fixtures and look good value at 8/13 to prevail.
Ed Chamberlin and the team will be at Newmarket on ITV4 today. The first three in the betting for the bet365 Fillies’ Mile (3.35) are trained by Aiden O’Brien. He looks a shoe-in to create a new record for Grade 1 and Group 1 wins in a calendar year and this race can get him closer to the record. Its about 4/6 that he trains the winner of this race and Ryan Moore is riding the favourite HAPPLIY, 7/4 with Sun Bets.
There is also a Group 2 contest on the card (3.00) run over seven furlongs which suits Limato. The horse has the best form in the field but has dropped a level since winning a Group 1 over the distance in France this time last year. The horse has been trying to dine at the top table with some success but today is at the correct level. LIMATO is the tip on ground that should suit so you should take the 7/4 with bet365. At best odds the double on Happily and Limato returns 13/2 and that’s today banker multiple.