Austria And Masar Are Today’s Sports Double – By Rick Elliott
Wales were the big overachievers of Euro 2016 and Austria were the big underachievers. Fortunes have moved in opposite directions and Austria are tipped to win their World Cup qualifier in Cardiff today:
Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey were Wales’s best players at the Euros but both players are struggling with their clubs. Bale in particular brings something special and if his form dips Wales are not the same team.
Austria were quietly fancied to do well in the European Championship finals last summer but it never quite happened. However, they still have enough quality to beat Wales on the road.
Betbright sponsor the main races at Sandown today and they are best priced on some well regarded runners. The standout bet is Masar in the Solario Stakes and the horse has decent form in the context of the race.
Purser won when favourite at Newbury on a first start and will come on for that run. However, Masar was placed at Royal Ascot and has the scope for improvement and is the horse to beat in this race.