In today’s blog:
Summer Of Sport
World Cup Specials
Blog of the Week
Summer Of Sport
This weekend has seen the commencement of a terrific summer of sport with the start of the World Cup. Tomorrow (15th June) is the first day of the Royal Ascot festival of flat racing in the UK. Thursday 17th June see’s the start of the US Open Golf Championship. Monday 21st June see’s the start of Wimbledon Tennis fortnight. Then on the 15th July we have the start of “The Open”, the premier golfing championship, this year at the home of golf, St Andrews. For the best of advice to make those wagers winners, make Wayward Lad your first port of call every day.
World Cup Specials
Day 3 of the World Cup brought us 2 winning wagers from 3 with Slovenia (+£5.19) and Germany (+£3.36) both winning, but Serbia’s defeat by Ghana was a wipe-out (-£10.00). Overall, the World Cup Bank ended down £1.76 at a balance of £86.30.
Netherlands v Denmark could be a cracker! Both teams topped their qualifying groups, Netherlands conceding just 2 goals in 8 games, Denmark only 5 goals in 10 games. However, Netherlands have been outstanding since then, recently beating USA 2:1, Mexico 2:1, Ghana 4:1, and thrashing Hungary 6:1. It has to be Netherlands with £9.00 @ 8/15 with Hills and £1.00 on the draw @ 100/30 with Ladbrokes.
Japan v Cameroon looks tricky. Japan have lost their last 4 games, scoring just once (against England!). Cameroon also have also not won in their last 4 games, but they have scored 5 goals including putting 3 past Serbia (beaten by Ghana yesterday). For me its Cameroon with £7.00 @ 23/20 and £3.00 on the draw @ 23/10, both with Betfred.
Italy v Paraguay and this could be the big upset! Italy are notorious slow starters in the World Cup and if they are to be beaten, it will be today. Paraguay finished 3rd on the CONMEBOL beating Brazil and Argentina en-route. They also recently drew 0:0 with Netherlands. For me, its Paraguay for the win with £6.90 @ 100/30 with Boylesports, and £3.20 on the draw @ 9/4 with Paddy Power.
Only a meeting at Carlisle this afternoon on the flat and last week’s selection BESTY can recoup losses today over this stiff 5f in the 4:15. This horse is bang in-form and is Brian Smart’s only runner today (he’s 10 wins from 24 runners here), take the 11/4 on offer as BESTY will surely start at less than 2/1.
If Sir Mark Prescott sends one to Carlisle, take note – he’s had 3 winners from just 5 runners here in past 5 seasons. Today ROCK RELIEF makes the 275 mile journey to the track for the 4:45 and current odds of 11/4 are “fair” but I would not want to take any shorter.
At Warwick this evening there is the Warwickshire Oaks (Listed) at 7:55 which looks hotly contested and the Cumani/Fallon pairing on BECQU ADOREE looks interesting, but sometimes these Italian imports to the Cumani stable don’t transfer well.
Windsor on a Monday evening, sailing to the course along the Thames on a sunny, summer night, what could be better? Finding a winner would help the evening flow. Roger Charlton’s only entry on Saturday (Avertor) was a non-runner having been this blog’s selection . HE sends his only runner today for the 8:40 here, THEREAFTER. A half-sister to 3 horses rated 30lb higher than her rating today of OR67, and with the form of her last run working out well (the runner-up is now rated 13lb higher) she could really be thrown-in here. Currently 5/1, she has to be an each-way wager.
Carlisle 4:15 BESTY – 2pts win @ 11/4
Carlisle 4:45 ROCK RELIEF – 2pts win @ 11/4
Windsor 8:40 THEREAFTER – 1pt each-way @ 5/1
Blog Of The Week
Having given me another good winner on the sprints last week, blog of the week is Sprinterstogo run by The Laird (http://sprinterstogo.blogspot.com). An informative blog that focuses only on sprint races in the UK and Ireland, tipster “The Laird” has his finger on the pulse of this betting medium.
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