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The July Meeting is one of the highlights of the Flat season and the three-day Festival begins tomorrow with the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes over the straight mile for Fillies and Mares.

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The challenge of the Classic generation is headed by last year's highest-rated juvenile Rainbow View who has yet to hit the heights expected of her so far this term.

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Sponsors Stan James make Phil Taylor the 8/15 favourite to win his tenth World Matchplay Title and his eighth under the Stan James sponsorship later in the month.

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The Power couldn't have wished for a better draw and it will take an act of God or a dodgy bag of Blackpool Fish & Chips to prevent him reaching yet another Major Final.

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Stan James have seen money this morning for both the draw 13/8 into 11/8 and England 2/1 into 15/8 for the 1st Ashes Test in Cardiff beginning tomorrow. The Aussies continue to drift and are 2/1 from 13/8 to make a winning start.

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Jordan is due to open her heart out to Piers Morgan in an ITV interview on Saturday July 11th but have the viewing public had enough of the Katie & Peter circus?

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Tomorrow's racing highlight is the Group 1 Coral Eclipse at Sandown the Flat season's first major clash of the generations.

July 1-5 Las Vegas Desert Classic (darts)

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Nearly 200 players have entered the Las Vegas Desert Classic which is live on Sky between 1st and 5th July held in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. This is the eighth year of the Tournament which has been won by Phil "The Power" Taylor" on four previous occasions including last year when he defeated James Wade 13-7.

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The televised stages of the Las Vegas Desert Classic begin tomorrow live on Sky the last Tournament before the stanjames.com World Matchplay which runs from Sunday 19th to Sunday 26th July.

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We have five pairs of tickets to give away to our customers eligible for both sessions of play on Wednesday 22nd July at the Winter Gardens Blackpool.

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On the eve of a new sporting month Stan James have a market for which (if any) sporting scenario from the list below will happen first during July.

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Stan James bet 5/6 that next Sunday's Wimbledon Men's Singles title will be fought out by Roger Federer and Andy Murray and, naturally, 5/6 that it won't be. We are also betting 13/8 that next Saturday's Women's Singles Title is played out by the two Williams sisters and 4/9 that is NOT played out by both Serena and Venus.

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Lions coach Ian McGeechan has made five changes to the side who narrowly lost the 1st Test to South Africa in Durban last weekend as the tourists bid to level the series in Pretoria tomorrow. Despite the victory the World Champions looked rusty especially in the 2nd half last week and most pundits expect an improved show from the Springboks tomorrow.

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