Archive for March 6th, 2015

Chelmsford UK Horse Racing Results – 5 March

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Chelmsford City Racecourse has a Polytrack surface that ensures the going is standard, providing reliability for owners, trainers, and horses. On Thursday 5 March, thousands of pounds were won, making for some exciting UK horse racing results.

The first high-profile race was the 18:15 Handicap, where Malaysian Boleh was the winner at odds of 11/2. Finishing in second was Dominium at 16/1, with Angelito at 20/1. The prize pot for the Class 4 race was a sizeable £5,175.20.

A little later in the evening was the 19:15 Handicap, which also offered a pot of £5,175.20. For this Class 4 race, the outcome was Emirates Skycargo winning at 4/9F. International Name was second at 8/1, while With Approval came third at 25/1.

The 19:45 Handicap and its £7,439.35 prize pot was easily the biggest of the day. Ruban 9/2 managed to win the race, finishing ahead of Flow (4/1) and Ifwecan (7/2).

Juventus Upset by Fiorentina in Coppa Italia

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From all of yesterday’s match results, the Coppa Italia provided the most action in what was a relatively quiet Thursday evening (5 March). Meeting in the fist leg of the semi final was Juventus and Fiorentina. Playing away at Juventus Stadium was always going to be a challenge, but La Viola stood up to the challenge magnificently.

The match started out positively for Fiorentina, who struck first with an 11th minute goal from Mohammed Salah, who is currently on loan from parent club Chelsea. Just 13 minutes later, however, Spanish striker Fernando Llorente equalised in the 24th minute. But Salah scored again in the 56th minute, with Fiorentina able to hold out for a crucial away win.

Despite Juventus controlling 56% of possession, the Old Lady only crafted four attempts on target. Meanwhile, Fiorentina were also able to create four attempts on target, but from just 44% possession.

Horse Racing Naps for Cheltenham Festival 2015

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Towards the end of the last week, we shared a couple of horse racing naps ahead of the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday. The naps were provided by Simon Panting of CheltenhamZone, by way of the Huffington Post. Today, we share Simon’s three final Cheltenham naps.

Bouveril is a horse that is fancied for the Fred Winter Handicap because of his intelligence, a mark of horses trained by Paul Nicholls. Weighing in as one of the lighter horses, Bouveril is in prime racing condition.

For the Ryanair Chase, Panting fancies Don Cossack to win. And so do many others, with Don Cossack considered by many to be the favourite. Don Cossack has won four straight races leading into Cheltenham.

The Nicky Henderson-ridden Peace and Co is the favourite for the Triumph Hurdle. Bred in France, this horse is expected to adapt well to the quick pace of Cheltenham.