Variety is the spice of life and racing fans have top action on the Flat and over the jumps, on turf and dirt and in Britain, Ireland and the United States today. The best horse running could be OUR DUKE who will get right in the mix for the Cheltenham Gold Cup with a win at Down Royal. The horse was impressive in winning the Irish Grand National in April so must be backed to win the 2.30pm at 10/11 with Ladbrokes. Blaklion looks overpriced in the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby.
There are nine Breeders’ Cup races tonight and plenty of leading contenders from Europe. Highland Reel is trying to win the Turf again over one mile four furlongs but looks a false favourite. On form and ratings ULYSSES is the horse to back at 11/4 with Betfair. The horse has been placed at the King George and Arc behind Enable and has the better form this season than Highland Reel who won the race last year when Ulysses was fourth.
In Liverpool’s last five away matches in the Premier League there have been 23 goals. Jurgen Klopp’s philosophy seems to be if they score two we’ll score three. The approach is in contrast to Jose Mourinho’s but lets count up trophies at the end of the season. Manchester United will probably be set up to draw at Chelsea. LIVERPOOL will be sent out to beat West Ham today and that outcome is 13/20 with Betfair.
Both teams have scored in 12 of the last 20 fixtures involving Stoke and Leicester which equates to about 4/6 and you can back that option at 4/5 with Sun Bets. Stoke have not conceded in just one of their last nine matches and Leicester’s fixtures have produced more than the average number of goals. Their new manager might change the philosophy but not the players in the short term so expect goals today when they play Stoke away from home.