Frankie Can Get A Tune Out Of Stradivarius In The Gold Cup
Racing gets the headlines today because the feature race of Royal Ascot is the Gold Cup and the race takes place at 4.20pm. Order Of St George won the race in 2016 and was just beaten by Big Orange this time last year. The horse is trying to win back the Flat stayer’s crown but may have to settle for second place again behind Stradivarius. Depending on your age and gender that’s a designer boutique label or a famous make of violin. It doesn’t matter what you associate the name of the horse with because STRADIVARIUS is a proven stayer of the highest quality who can be backed at 2/1 with Ladbrokes to win the Gold Cup for John Gosden and Frankie Dettori.
It’s unthinkable that Argentina in general and Lionel Messi in particular won’t qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup. However, they are the epitome of a one man team and an individual can’t win football matches by himself. Argentina weren’t impressive in qualifying for the World Cup and could only draw with Iceland in their first match. The pressure is on to get three points today but CROATIA could win the fixture against Argentina today and that outcome is 14/5 with William Hill.
The key to doing well in the World Cup is not necessarily winning the first match as Spain proved in 2010. They were beaten by Switzerland in their opener and went on to win the tournament. Australia won’t be winning the World Cup but all is not lost in terms of getting out of the group despite losing to France. A win against Denmark today brings the Aussies back into contention for a top two finish and they have the energy to pick up three points. AUSTRALIA look a big price at 3/1 with Betfair.
Peru looked the better team in their first fixture against Denmark but missed a penalty while they were dominating the match. France were nothing special in their win over Australia. All but two of France’s last 17 matches have featured two goals or more. France had to thank VAR for a crucial first goal against Australia and generally it was a disjoined effort. Peru need something from today’s match so can achieve a DRAW which can be backed at 3/1 with Paddy Power.