Second Thought About Good Friday Racing
So it’s Good Friday and in the past one of the few days in the year when there was no racing in Britain and Ireland. It’s also a Bank Holiday (the banks are closed) so millions of workers and their families could be at a loose end. The theme parks could be jam packed so parents are looking for an alternative. From 2014 they could take the kids to All-Weather Championships Finals day at Lingfield. The Easter Fayre’s and bunny trails can wait because there is a good thing running in the mile final at 4.10. SECOND THOUGHT has an unbeaten record on the AW and must be backed to win again today at 5/4 with William Hill.
The first match between an English club and a side from overseas took place at Molineux. Wolverhampton Wanderers beat some of the best sides from the rest of Europe in the 1950’s in live televised matches. They were the unofficial champions of Europe and were instrumental in the development of the European Cup. The current Wolves club have never won the Premier League but are now champions-elect in the Championship. The team are much too good for the second tier and the gulf in ability can be demonstrated at Middlesbrough tonight. Boro have scored one goal in eight matches against teams above them in the table. Therefore, WOLVES must be backed at 31/20 with Ladbrokes to pick up three points at the Riverside Stadium.
Derby looked good things for the playoffs not long ago and Sunderland were on their way down to League One. Sadly for fans of the Rams there has been a major slump and Sunderland have not managed to get off the slippery slope of falling down through the leagues. At the back end of last year Derby were on a winning streak but they have drawn 8 of their 12 2018 matches in the Championship. Having looked nailed on to make the playoffs Derby are now in a dogfight to gain the fourth qualifying place. Two points separate five teams and a home win against Sunderland is imperative. The visitors are bottom of the league so DERBY are the bet at 8/15 with Betfair.