It Could Be A Bad Week For Southampton
There are six Premier League matches this week including huge home fixtures for Chelsea and Tottenham. It’s any two from three for the remaining Champions League places up for grabs and wins for the two London clubs would put pressure on Liverpool who are playing in the final against Real Madrid. However, there is a match of much greater significance at the other end of the table because Swansea are playing at home against Southampton in a relegation shoot out. Mark Hughes could achieve the rare feat of managing two relegated teams in the same season because SOUTHAMPTON are Evens with William Hill to drop into the Championship.
Only one player this century has lost the first four frames and won the World Snooker Championship. In 2004 Ronnie O’Sullivan did not win a frame against Graeme Dott before the interval of the first session of the final. However, he eventually won the world title at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield 18-8 from four behind at the start of the match. Mark Williams was four-nil up against John Higgins in this year’s decider and leads 10-7 after the first day. HIGGINS is now 6/4 with bet365 to win the best of 35 final and win his fifth world title.
The three day Chester May meeting brings together the race going Cheshire country set and city dwellers who get the train from Liverpool. Rural meets urban at one of the best racecourses in the sport which is just one mile in distance and the oldest track in Britain. There are two key Derby trails one of which was won by Shergar in 1981. The Dee States and Chester Vase are good prep races for the race that matters most and Aidan O’Brien often sends his best three-year-old colts to Chester for these races. The trainer already has the favourite for the Derby and it will take a special horse to usurp SAXON WARRIOR at 11/10 with Betfair to win the race.
If you’ve recovered from the shock of the biggest priced winner of the 1,000 Guineas with Billesdon Brook at 66/1 there is plenty of racing action today. There are eight meetings in Britain and Ireland, on the Flat and over jumps, with by far the most prize money on offer at Naas. The richest race is the Group 2 Moorbridge Stakes over one mile and two furlongs at 3.55. CLIFFS OF MOHER was second in the Derby last season so that form makes the horse the standout bet at 6/4 with Ladbrokes.