Lampard Can Hit The Ground Running
Is Reading the activity that involves taking in the words in a book or newspaper. Is Derby the famous Flat race in the world or the town in the East Midlands. Who will win the Championship match between Reading and Derby tonight? For the answers to these questions I think we should ask Frank. Lampard’s heart and head will tell us that Derby County can pick up three points on the road at Reading. The appointment of Frank Lampard as manager seemed a strange decision but the early reports are good. The feel good factor can manifest itself tonight with DERBY winning this match and that outcome is 7/5 with bet365.
The feature race on the fourth day of the Qatar (Glorious) Goodwood Festival is the King George Stakes at 3.35pm. This is a Group 2 contest over five furlongs for colts, geldings and fillies aged three and older. The age range of the runners goes from the five horses aged three to the 11-year-old, Take Cover. Main Desire is the only female runner from the Classic generation but is not good enough even with the two weight allowances. At the other end of the weights Battaash is a four year-old colt with a Group 1 penalty. The winner could come from the runners in between these extremes. KACHY has won over the course and distance and can prevail at 11/1 with Betfair.
There are also two extremes in the televised cricket today. It’s the 3rd day of the First Test between England and India and Surrey entertain Middlesex in the T20 Blast. England are 22 runs ahead but Alistair Cook has gone without scoring in the second innings but his side are the marginal favourites to win the match. The T20 meeting is a London derby because both counties play in the capital, at the Oval and Lord’s. Surrey have won one and lost one of their last two matches in the shortest format of the game and that inconsistency could cost them tonight. MIDDLESEX can take advantage so should be backed at 13/8 with Ladbrokes