Archive for April 9th, 2015

Liverpool Progress to FA Cup Semi-finals

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Liverpool have endured damaging Premier League defeats that will almost certainly prove fatal for their Champions League aspirations. After a 2-1 loss to Man Utd and an embarrassing 4-1 defeat to Arsenal, Liverpool had to get back on track in this quarter-final replay with Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday 8 April.

From the UK football results last night, Liverpool restored a modicum of hope in beating Blackburn 1-0 away. Despite commanding an overwhelming 68% of possession, Liverpool struggled against their Championship opponents. Brendan Rodgers’ team were only able to create five attempts on target from 16 total attempts.

Rodgers had selected a strong starting 11 by playing Daniel Sturridge, Raheem Sterling, Philippe Coutinho, and Jordan Henderson. However, those stars could not break through the Blackburn defence for much of the game. A neat piece of play from Coutinho in the 71st minute at last gave Liverpool a narrow 1-0 victory.

Grand National Day Two – 10 April 2015

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Day two of the Grand National Festival 2015 features seven races that will be watched by thousands. From those seven races, your attention should be on the 15:25 Melling Chase, which will feature only 10 runners aged five years or older. The closest comparative race has 16 runners, making it tougher to pick a winner.

Today’s horse racing nap of the day comes from Sky Sports. Ahead of the race, Champagne Fever has been picked out as the favourite at 5/2. This is a great pick in terms of pedigree. Champagne Fever is an Irish horse trained by the legendary Willie Mullins and will be ridden by Ruby Walsh.

The next favourite from the runners is German horse Don Cossack at longer odds of 9/2. This horse is trained by G Elliott and will be ridden by ultra successful jockey A P McCoy, who will push fellow Irishman Ruby Walsh.

Catterick Horse Racing Results – 8 April 2015

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Catterick delivered a fine selection of UK horse racing results yesterday on Wednesday 8 April, when the going was good to soft. Meshardal rode to victory at 2/1 as favourite in the 14:20 handicap to start the day.

Foxtrot Knight at 6/1 marked the first outsider win of the day in the 14:50 Handicap, which is followed by another 6/1 winner when Mr Gallivanter won the 15:20 Handicap.

Moving on to the middle of the day, Trixie Malone won the 15:50 Claiming Stakes as favourite at 10/11. That win was then followed up by a 13/2 victory for True Pleasure in the 16:20 handicap.

Sherman McCoy provided plenty of value by winning the 16:50 Handicap at 15/2. Lazy Sioux then brought down the curtain with a 7/1 win in the 17:20 Apprentice Handicap, finishing ahead of Spring Bird at 17/2 and Cadeaux Pearl at 12/1, respectively.