Ian Poulter Earns Last Masters Place
Ian Poulter was probably expecting to be watching some Champions League football this week and then working as a TV pundit on the US Masters which starts on Thursday. He might still take in matches in the quarter-finals of the biggest club competition in the world but he will be playing in the first major of the season. Poulter missed out by one place on his world ranking and had to win the Houston Open to earn the last qualifying place for Augusta. He did that last night after a playoff and POULTER is now 66/1 with SunBets to win the Masters Tournament and stranger things have happened.
Poulter may make time in his schedule to watch the first leg of the quarter-final tie that brings together Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on Wednesday evening. There were five teams from the Premier League in the last 16 of the Champions League and an all-England final was on the cards. Three teams failed to progress and the last two English clubs have been drawn in the last eight. At least there will be one representative of the Premier League in the semis. City have only lost one league match this season and that was at Liverpool. They could handle a narrow defeat in the first match but MANCHESTER CITY are the team to back to win the tie at 4/9 with Ladbrokes.
The Grand National is the biggest horse race in the world and the countdown continues for the Aintree spectacular a week on Saturday and there will be plenty of ante post betting action. There is a mixture of All-Weather, turf flat and jumps action this week but the Irish National at Fairyhouse today is the most prestigious race. The two dominant trainers in Ireland in Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott have never won Ireland’s most important jumps race. They have 17 runners out of 30 between them but the first Irish National could again be elusive because MALL DINI for another trainer has a great chance and can be backed at 9/1 with bet365.