Samcro Is The Superstar of The Day
There are no matches in the Premier League or European competitions tonight so there will be huge betting focus on Samcro at Punchestown. The horse is trained by Gordon Elliott who led Willie Mullins by about half a million Euro in the Irish jumps trainer’s championship at the start of the week. Mullins has had 12 winners at Punchestown in three days to Elliott’s three and the former is now about €420,000 in front. Its all over for Elliott in his quest to be the champion at last but SAMCRO can reduce the deficit running for the first time out of novice company. The horse is 10/11 with William Hill to win the Punchestown Champion Hurdle at 5.30.
Wolves have won the league in the Championship and promotion to the Premier League but the race for second place is alive and kicking. Cardiff have been in the box seat for much of the season but Fulham can move above them and into second place by beating Sunderland at Craven Cottage tonight. The visitors are already relegated which means they will be playing in the third tier of English football next season two years after being in the Premier League. Fulham have not lost in 22 fixtures in the Championship and have picked up 49 points from a possible 57 in 2018. FULHAM -1 is the standout bet in this match at 8/15 with Betfair.
The World Snooker Championship trundles on for 17 days at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. It’s the Wembley Stadium of the sport even though it’s a relatively small arena. Players say the venue has an aura and taking the championship away from the Crucible is like running the Grand National away from Aintree or staging Wimbledon not in SW7. Ronnie O’Sullivan at his best is the best player in the world. He has won five world titles and with Mark Selby out in the first round O’SULLIVAN is the man to back at 6/5 with Ladbrokes. He starts out against Ali Carter in the second round today.