What a marvellous start to the Cheltenham Festival! ALTIOR was brilliant in the Arkle and there is very little more we can say except that we have an extremely talented horse with a fantastic career ahead of him.
“The Greatest Show on Turf” gets underway today and each day one of our traders will share his thoughts on the day's first four races, We can't guarantee a winner; but we can certainly give you a glimpse into how the trader's are thinking!
There's a full Football League fixture list this midweek, which means one thing and one thing only - our Football League Hotpicks are back! We've plucked out five picks which could well come off. We've analysed the form book, the table and much, much more to find a fantastic five to make your midweek marvellous... if they come off! Have we missed an obvious pick? Put one in that definitely won't happen?
Two Champions League games on Tuesday evening, one with English interest, whilst the other could feature potential winners. It's really heating up now in the competition. Will we see another Barcelona-esque comeback, can Leicester do what many considered the impossible - not that they've done anything like that before - before a ball was kicked in their first leg against Sevilla. Answers to those questions and more, below...
It's time for the Indian Wells Masters, and whilst there are plenty of singles and doubles match ups, we've opted to save time, energy, blood, sweat and tears, and have picked out four singles matches, which could well feature an obvious candidate to triumph in the tournament, or an outsider, who could enjoy an Indian Summer at Indian Wells, albeit in March. Get it? Good.
I’d like to say this is the calm before the storm but we have a few runners to get out of the way this weekend and there is still plenty going on behind the scenes to make sure everything, everyone and every horse is ready for Cheltenham last week. All of our Festival runners did their last pieces of work earlier in the week and I was happy so it’s a case of keeping them ticking over until their respective races.
Everybody's expecting three of the big heads (Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham) and one of Chelsea or Manchester United to battle it out for a place in the Final when the semis come around, but with this being the FA Cup and NO replays for this stage of the competition, perhaps this won't be all cut and dried. Can Lincoln City cause the upset of all upsets? Will Millwall get yet another penalty and knock Spurs out of the competition?