Forest Can Win At Burton In The EFL Cup
In a former life Nottingham Forest won the League Cup four times while their manager was called Brian Clough. The best manager never given the England job left Forest in 1993 and since then the club have never progressed beyond the quarter-finals of the competition. They can reach the last eight this season but must get past Burton Albion on the road to get that far.
Ironically Brian’s son Nigel is the manager of Burton but recent form is against him. Forest have lost just one their last eight away fixtures and can extend that run tonight. Burton are the lowest ranked team in the last 16 while there is some quality in the Forest squad. Class should prevail in this meeting so NOTTINGHAM FOREST are the bet to win in 90 minutes at 5/4 with bet365.
The first day of the Cheltenham Festival in March was voted the favourite fixture in the UK in a survey conducted by the Racing Post. The Tuesday of the meeting ends months of speculation and fluctuations in ante post betting for the major championship races. The feature race is the Champion Hurdle and there could already have been the most significant move. Samcro will continue to race over hurdles and the Champion Hurdle is the season long target.
The horse is trained by Gordon Elliott and owned by Gigginstown who are also the founders and owners of Ryanair. The boss, Michael O’Leary, understands the value of a pound or Euro and he will have calculated the best chance of his horse winning a race at the festival. Chasing can wait for at least another year and the horse has the potential to be that good that SAMCRO should be backed at 5/2 with Ladbrokes to win the 2019 Champion Hurdle.
There are no horses running in Britain today that would finish within a furlong of Samcro in a hurdle race. There is a competitive handicap hurdle today at Bangor which is the only British track that does not have a stand. Race goers will be viewing the 2.40 contest over two miles and seven furlongs from a grass verge overlooking the track. CAPTAIN SIMON is the nap of the day at 2/1 with William Hill.