Archive for March 12th, 2015

Wild Wednesday Night in Champions League


Wednesday 11 March threw up a couple of spectacular results in the Champions League knockout stages. Two more teams have had to admit defeat for their European prospects until next season.

The only logical starting point is Chelsea vs. PSG, which finished 1-1 in the first leg when played in Paris. Chelsea were outplayed in the first leg, yet managed to secure an away goal.

After the 31st minute sending off of Zlatan Ibrahimović, Chelsea were the favourites. However, an 86th minute equaliser from former player David Luiz sent the tie to extra time. Eden Hazard struck in the 96th minute, but PSG won the tie with a second away goal in the 114th from Thiago Silva.

Bayern Munich and Shaktar Donetsk feature in the second set of football results from yesterday. Although the outcome of Bayern winning will have surprised nobody, the 7-0 score line was certainly an eye-opener!

Cheltenham Festival 2015 Results – Day Two


Wednesday 12 March brought us the second day of the 2015 Cheltenham Festival. After a bright and sunny first day, attendees had to settle for a chilly and overcast second day. The going was mostly good or good to soft in places.

To kick off the UK horse racing results, the first race of the day was the 13:30 Baring Bingham Novices Hurdle, which saw Windsor Park ride to victory at 9/2. Parlour Games finished second at 13/2, while favourite Nichols Canyon came in third at 7/2.

Not long after, there was the 14:05 RSA Chase in which the highly favoured Don Poli won at 13/8. Southfield Theatre (13/2) came in second and Wounded Warrior was third (12/1).

The standout race of the day was the Queen Mother Champion Chase, featuring a prize pool of just under £200,000. From the crowd, it was Dodging Bullets that raced to victory at 9/2.

2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase Tips – 13 March


Today (Friday 13 March), all eyes will be on the Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase. This Class 1 race is open to horses aged five years or older and will feature 18 runners in 2015. The victorious horse will win £313,225 for their owner.

Running at 15:20, the going is expected to be good. And to help you decide which horse to back, we have checked out Sky Sports’ horse racing naps of the day.

For all of the success from Irish horses at Cheltenham 2015, Sky Sports has the French-bred Silviniaco Conti pegged as the favourite at 10/3. Compared to the entire field, Silviniaco Conti has the highest official rating with 174.

However, don’t count out the Irish. Djakadam is a French horse trained by Willie Mullins and ridden by jockey Ruby Walsh. The six-year-old horse has an official of 145 and can offer odds of 8/1. Mullins and Walsh have already had a great week at Cheltenham.