Well it looks like Leicester are in pole position to win the Premiership with only Spurs likely to mount a serious challenge. Its been a mighty performance by the Foxes however lets not get carried away as the main challengers have all fallen by the wayside. The two Manchester clubs, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool have all under performed despite the money they spend each season giving the top two clubs this opportunity to cause a major shock.
I watched the game on Monday evening where Leicester scraped home against relegation fighting Newcastle and in my opinion there was nothing to choose between the sides. Also you must have noticed that Spurs were slammed 3-0 by Dortmund in the Europa League which to me says our top flight teams are miles behind the best continental outfits and we have much work to do to compete at the highest level.
I will be watching the Barca v Arsenal game tonight as a life long Gooner hoping for a miracle but in reality I reckon there is more chance of turning water into wine for sure.
My Betting Opportunity service started Cheltenham with a winner with Aliator winning the opener but I was disappointed that the New One could only finish 4th to Annie Power in the Champion Hurdle.
Aliator was 4/1 and in my mind should have been 7/4 as if you have the bottle to oppose the Mullins hot pots you are getting some great value in certain races.
Another cracking card at the Festival today and Howies Hottie goes in the Coral Cup at 2.50 on Sgt Reckless trained by Mick Channon. The gelding has not taken to fences and reverts to hurdles off a realistic mark especially based on his run in the Supreme novices hurdle here a couple of years ago.
He will love drying ground and at the 40/1 on offer from William Hills at the moment I have already had a little each way punt.
Ballista trainer T.Dascombe – Running well and when he gets an easy lead he will be hard to beat.
Alpha Tauri trainer C.Smith – On a lenient mark and one to look out for at Southwell.
Boomerang Bob trainer J.Osborne – Not as good as he was but still on a decent handicap rating.
Out Sam trainer W.Greatrex – Never got the run of the race at Cheltenham yesterday but he is better than that.
Back next Wednesday be lucky.