The Tiger Could Roar Again Today
At 6.40pm UK time Tiger Woods begins the next stage of his career. The former world number one has not played in a regular tournament for 12 months but in reality his golfing life has been on hold for about two years. Woods retreated into a world of prescription medication that turned him into a shadow of his former self. He played well enough in the unofficial Hero World Challenge in December to suggest he can be competitive again. The four-time winner could even have another US Masters title in his locker. Small steps begin today and WOODS can beat Patrick Red and Charley Hoffman over 18 holes and can be backed at 11/8 in this three-ball.
England have won the One Day International series against Australia with two matches to play. The Ashes Test series was a total different story and it is debatable which set of matches matter most. A World Championship type format is being introduced for the five day game but as it stands the World Cup is decided in limited over’s cricket. Australia have now lost 10 of their last completed matches in which both sides can bat for 50 over’s. England have only failed to win 2 of their last 20 ODI’s so form followers have only one way to go. There’s no way that Australia should be odds-on and favourites to win the fourth one day international in Adelaide. ENGLAND must be backed at 11/10 with Betfair.
There are four meetings in the UK today offering £218,000 in prize money over 26 races. Gowran Park stages their biggest meeting of the year and there is £187,000 up for grabs in their seven races. The Goffs Thystes Handicap Chase (3pm) is worth €59,000 and is the richest race of the day. It is a three miles and one furlong contest with 15 runners which is one short for place payouts on the first four. Gordon Elliott has six entries including the ante post favourite in Ucello Conti. OUT SAM ran well on his stable debut for Elliott and is on a winnable mark with a five pound claimer on board and looks like the horse to back at 4/1 with William Hill.