Ivan Grozny could cost bookies a fortune if the horse wins the Ebor Handicap at York today. Things could get even worse for them if Manchester United beat Leicester 4-0 live on television later in the afternoon. The crazy double pays just over 100/1 with Betbright.
Today is one of those Saturday’s when the betting opportunities come thick and fast and are from the sublime to the ridiculous. The two Manchester clubs are live on TV, the Ebor is the richest Flat handicap in Europe and Mayweather takes on McGregor in the farce that is the super fight in Las Vegas.
Conor McGregor is a mixed martial arts fighter who has never boxed professionally. Floyd Mayweather is unbeaten in 49 boxing bouts at the highest level. This is a made for TV money making extravaganza so the people calling the tune and paying the money don’t want to see an early win for Mayweather so he could win on points.
Ivan Grozny is trained by Willie Mullins who only has a few runners on the Flat. The horse has won at the Aintree Grand National meeting so would be completing a rare double today by winning at the major northern racing festivals on the Flat and over jumps. Mullins often goes back to Ireland with some prize money when he targets a major Flat handicap in Britain.
United have won their first two league matches 4-0 and have made their best start in the top division since the 1907-08 when they won the league for the first time. Jose Mourinho could field the same team for the third consecutive match and United have not done that since 2006. Romelu Lukaku is 2/3 with bet365 to score at any time.
The Ebor is a 20 runner handicap, correct score betting is fraught with danger and the super fight is not sport. Therefore, the bet of the day is England to win the Women’s Word Cup at 8/13 with bet365.