The Champions Could be In Action Today
Its Flat racing’s Champion’s Day at Ascot and the Premier League champions this season may also be in action. There are five Group races and a lucrative handicap on the race track while Liverpool are at Huddersfield. Stradivarius and Cracksman look good things at Ascot while Liverpool have the look of being the champions of England for the first time since the 1989-90 season. Jose Mourinho returns to Stamford Bridge with Manchester United but it potentially won’t be a happy occasion because CHELSEA look good things to win this fixture at 3/4 with Paddy Power.
Nothing is certain in sport and definitely not in racing but Stradivarius is the best stayer in the country and looks the banker at Ascot in the Long Distance Cup (1.25). The horse won a million pound bonus for winning four prestigious Cup races. On Racing Post Ratings he has five pounds in hand over the next best horse and that equates to several lengths. STRADIVARIUS can be slightly below par and still prevail so the Evens with Ladbrokes should be taken. Cracksman won the Champion Stakes last season and has four pounds in hand over the field in the Champion Stakes. If the horse is as good as on this day in 2017 he will be hard to beat. CRACKSMAN has run some average races this season but is the selection at 5/6 with William Hill. The double on the two tips pays almost 11/4.
Liverpool look the away bankers on the Premier League coupon against Huddersfield in a match that brings together managers who worked together at Dortmund. Jurgen Klopp got the better of David Wagner last season because Liverpool won both fixtures by three goals without conceding. Only Manchester City have allowed their opponents fewer shots on targets this season than Liverpool who are still unbeaten in the league. They were the highest spenders in the summer while Huddersfield get by on a much smaller budget. On form the visitors are more than a goal better so LIVERPOOL -1 on the handicap is the standout bet at 10/11 with Coral.