Will The Owner Of Brighton FC Be Happy Or Sad Today?
The Ebor is the richest Flat handicap in Europe and two well off men will become wealthier if the horse they train and own wins the highlight of the fourth and final day of the York August meeting. Stratum is trained by Willie Mullins and owned by Anthony Bloom. The former is the perennial champion trainer in Ireland and the latter owns Brighton Football Club.
Bloom is apparently a successful bettor on sport and has managed to build a small but high quality string of horses that run on the Flat. Predicting the winner of a 20-runner competitive handicap is not easy but STRATUM could be a Group horse running in a handicap. Mullins and Bloom are proven winners and their horse can be backed at 7/2 with Ladbrokes to win the Ebor.
Your guess is as good as mine about where Bloom will be today. The Ebor is run at 3.40 and Brighton kick-off away to Liverpool at 5.30. The train or driving won’t hack it and if even if Bloom has a private jet there aren’t too many places to land it in Anfield. I’ll be backing Stratum to win today and “Id love it” (as a Man United fan) to see Brighton win. However, they are almost six times the price of Stratum who is trying to win one of the hardest handicaps of the season to assess. You can back BRIGHTON to beat Liverpool at 22/1 with Coral.
One of the upwardly mobile clubs in the Premier League host the wealthiest outfit today. A few years ago Wolves would be 100/1 to beat Manchester City even at home. However, they are one of the best teams to be promoted from the Championship and there is a wealthy Chinese backer behind the scenes. Home advantage might not be enough to beat the champions but Wolves can avoid defeat and the DRAW is on offer at 5/1 with William Hill.