Archive for April 13th, 2015

Man Utd Thrash City in Manchester Derby 2015

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The Premier League delivered yet another dramatic twist in the race for Champions League qualification. Manchester rivals United and City locked horns in a pivotal encounter from yesterday’s matches on Sunday 12 April.

Man City came storming into the game after losing 2-1 to Crystal Palace in their last Premier League outing. Manuel Pellegrini’s men have been low on confidence of late, so a win was sorely needed to help secure the manager’s future.

City took the lead in the eight minute after a well-worked goal from David Silva and Sergio Agüero. However, the Citizens then gave up four straight goals to their red rivals, coming from Ashley Young, Marouane Fellaini, Juan Mata, and Chris Smalling.

When Agüero pulled the score back to 4-2 in the 88th minute, City looked completely disinterested. Holding on to fourth place appears like it could be a challenge for Man City.

Many Clouds Wins 2015 Grand National

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A P McCoy had claimed that he would retire immediately if he won Saturday’s Grand National. Well, he is going to be around for a little while longer after finishing fifth in the race. And McCoy was not the only high profile jockey to struggle.

Nina Carberry had been mooted as the race’s first ever female winner, but First Lieutenant (14/1) could do no better than 16th. Another highly touted prospect in Sam Twiston-Davies finished just behind in 17th on Rocky Creek (8/1).

The Ruby Walsh-ridden Ballycasey (25/1) did not finish, and the same can be said for Balthazar King (17/2) and The Druids Nephew 10/1). Many punters were left frustrated by the performances of those horses.

Many Clouds was not highly favoured by any means, yet managed to win at 25/1 in these UK horse racing results and payouts. Jockey Oliver Sherwood won his second Grand National atop the eight-year-old Irish horse.

Carlisle Daily Speed Figures – 14 April 2015

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The Racing Post has shared some interesting daily speed figures for the 16:20 Handicap Chase at Carlisle Racecourse on Tuesday 14 April. A crowd of nine runners will be competing to win the top share of the £8,500 prize fund. Ahead of the Tuesday afternoon action, the going is expected to be good to soft.

Trust Thomas has been identified as the top prospect based on speed, with a 117 rating. The seven-year-old is trained by Ann Hamilton and will be ridden by Tony Kelly.

Vasco D´Ycy does not have quite as high a rating, but is still worth consideration given its 114 rating. Jedd O’Keeffe and Brian Harding form the trainer-jockey partnership responsible for this promising six-year-old.

Solway Dornal is the only other horse in the race to have a speed rating above 100. The nine-year-old trained by Lisa Harrison and ridden by Ryan Day is rated as 107.