Standout Horse Racing Double Pays 4/1 Today
There are no meaningful football matches in Europe today which means we can focus on racing and highlight two naps of the day, one over jumps and another on the All-Weather at Newcastle. The low prize money issue is highlighted today because at the two jumps meetings and in 14 races there is not one double figure first prize. Racing is booming at the top end but the grassroots of the sport is not in a good place. However, a winner is a winner and the novice chase over two miles at Leicester (1.40) has attracted three runners but it is virtually a match. CLONDAW CASTLE can use his chasing experience to beat his only realistic rival to win at Evens with Betfair.
The creation of an artificial surface at Newcastle was criticised in some quarters on the basis that an excellent turf course was being lost. However, the benefits of having an All-Weather course in the north outweighed the negatives and today’s eight races have attracted not huge but decent fields. Only two races do not have the eight runners required for three places in each way betting. The most lucrative contest is the Class 2 handicap over two miles and a bit at 4.10 that offers almost £16,000 to the winner. STARGAZER returns to handicap company after winning a conditions race over course and distance last month and is the tip at 6/4 with Paddy Power.
Both NFL Championship matches went to overtime on Sunday and the two eventual outcomes mean the New England Patriots meet the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl L111. This is a repeat of the 2002 final when the Patriots beat the Rams as 14-point underdogs. The Vegas handicappers made this year’s clash a pick-em so neither side got a handicap start but the line has moved to 2. Favourites’ NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS are marginally preferred at 4/5 with Betfair.
The Australian Open has reached the quarter-finals stage and we have to be loyal to our outright pick Milos Raonic in his match against Lucas Pouille. Raonic is playing some perfect tennis in Melbourne and beat Alexander Zverev in straight sets in the last round. Pouille is an inferior opponent and the same outcome is feasible. RAONIC 3-0 can be backed at 5/6 with bet365.