Clear, concise, comprehensive horseracing analysis and insight from Paul Jones, former author of the Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide, concentrating on jump racing in addition to the best of the Flat and leading Sports events.
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Sceaux Special


After crashing out as early as 8.30 last night, I couldn’t sleep after 3.00 a.m. but that was ok as I got up to watch Djokovic v Simon in a classic five setter at the Australian Open before Match Of The Day (kinda fun being a Liverpool fan) and am now flicking in between the Big Bash Final and final round of the golf from Abu Dhabi which will take me up to the Irish Champion Hurdle card at Leopardstown interspersed with Everton v Swansea to be followed straight on by Arsenal v Chelsea. That’ll finish just in time ahead of the NFL Championship matches and the PGA Tour golf. My kind of day!

The kind of day, however, where you can do your brains if not careful so I’m being selective and have backed the draw (13/5) in the London Derby, had a Patriots-Panthers double (13/8) and fancy Jamie Lovemark (7/2) can haul back the two shots he has to find with Jason Dufner.

Carl Redden has been going well at the Australian Open with six of his last eight selections doing the business and he has one bet for tonight’s matches in the Ferrer-Isner game. Two of his three pre-tournament bets are also going strong notably Agnieskza Radwanska, who survived a big scare last night, who is long odds-on to win her quarter having been advised at 100/30.

Also in ‘Sport’ check out Ross Miles’s NFL preview ahead of tonight’s two championship deciders where he has five bets between the two games and those who took his advice about the Panthers in Week 12 to win the NFC at 2/1 (now 4/7) are in a nice position.

I’ve had a look at today’s Leopardstown card in ‘Race Previews’ and I’ll return tomorrow at 7.00 p.m. with Cheltenham Ante Post Week 11 where I will have one bet for certain, maybe more. More of his Ascot victory in tomorrow's copy and hopefully many of you followed me in on Un De Sceaux to win the Clarence House Chase and Champion Chase (5/2 was the best price I could find about the double) as suggested in yesterday’s race previews as, with a clear round, nothing will touch him in March.

Enjoy today’s sport.


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