The racing is ordinary during the week but it’s Irish Champions weekend on Saturday and Sunday. The feature is the Irish Champions Stakes on the first day at Leopardstown and it’s hard to get away from Churchill who can be backed at Evens with Skybet to win one of the most prestigious Flat races in Ireland.
Roger Federer and Rafael have taken turns winning Grand Slam tournaments this season and the two veterans dominate the betting for the US Open. However, they are in the same side of the draw so can’t meet in the final. Andy Murray withdrew at the last minute and the draw was not reset so that the two best players in the world on current form face a potential semi-final and only one could go all the way. That means a player from the other side of the draw will make the final and Pablo Carreno Busta is the lowest seed left in that section.
Chris Froome is long odds-on to win the Vuelta a Espana, which is Spain’s equivalent of the Tour de France. He has now won the most famous bike race in the sport four times and can add another Grand Tour to his record by winning the Veulta this year. Stage 16 on Tuesday could see Froome just about get the job done.
The Third Test begins at Lord’s on Thursday with England and West Indies tied at 1-1 in the series. England won the first match with embaressing ease but West Indies caused one of the major sporting shocks by winning the second fixture. Home advantage can be key so England are tipped to win the match at 2/7 with Ladbrokes.