Even though football is our game today blue is not the colour. In fact red is the colour that will achieve the aim of winning. The words come from the Chelsea FA Cup Final song of 1971. The first match was a draw at Wembley and Chelsea beat Leeds in the replay at Old Trafford. The stadium today stages the second leg of the Merseyside and Manchester derbies double and the team wearing red shirts can win the match just as in the first fixture at Anfield. The DOUBLE on Liverpool to beat Everton and Manchester United to beat Manchester City pays 10/3 with Ladbrokes.
Ronnie O’Sullivan at his best is possibly the best snooker player in history of the game. He has achieved the fastest maximum break ever and once did not aim to pot the black with a 147 in sight because of the derisory prize on offer for the achievement. Shaun Murphy is a former world champion and no mug. The players meet in the final of the UK Championship. It’s the second most prestigious ranking event after the World Championship. O’SULLIVAN has won both titles five times and must be backed at 4/9 with bet365 to win the UK title another time today.
With inspections this morning at Huntingdon, Kelso and Punchestown the only meeting that definitely goes ahead is at Cork in Ireland. The Hilly Way Chase (2.20pm) is a Grade 2 contest and a good opportunity for Un De Sceaux. The horse was taken out of yesterday’s Tingle Creek Chase and has a good opportunity in this race. The Cheltenham Festival winner is the banker bet of a weather affected day so must be backed at 4/7 with William Hill.