Archive for July 15th, 2015

Bath Racecourse Results – 14 July 2015

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Today’s recap of UK horse racing results comes from Bath Racecourse. Weather-wise, the sky was overcast yet did not rain until later on. Consequently, the going remained firm (good to firm in places) on Tuesday afternoon.

The first of the six races was the 14:00 Handicap, which was won by 12/1 outsider Powerful Dream at the expense of 11/8 favourite Sing Something. Another favourite missed out when 2/1 prospect Lead A Merry Dance lost to 10/1 Dangerous Age in the 14:35 Fillies Handicap.

Rathaath then won at 6/1 to hold off 7/2 joint-favourite Snap Shots in the 15:10 Handicap. Ironically, Agerzam won at 10/1 in the 15:45 Handicap, just ahead of 11/4 favourite Edged Out.

Yet another favourite was disappointed when 11/8 Cocker lost to Doctor Kehoe at 11/4 in the 16:20 Handicap. Favourites were entirely held out when Senor George won at 11/4 in the 16:55 Handicap in front of Santayana as 6/4 favourite.

Epsom Downs Horse Racing Naps – 16 July 2015

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Two £10,000 races have been arranged as part of the wider schedule on the Epsom Downs this Thursday evening, which will help to draw a healthy crowd to take in the action. Horse racing naps for today come courtesy of Sky Sports.

The going is expected to be good (good to firm in places) for the 19:50 Ashtead Handicap, which will feature only six runners. Picking the outright winner is the focus here, and Marmot is a fine prospect at 15/8, having won two of its last four races.

Coming straight after is the 20:20 Arthur Budgett Memorial Handicap, but there will be a larger field of eight runners for this race. At present, Sky Sports has Denzille Lane pegged as favourite at 3/1. That is due to the three-year-old’s incredible form of late, winning twice and coming second in its last three races.

USA to Knockout Stages of 2015 Gold Cup

Groups A and B have now been decided in the 2015 Gold Cup after the football results from yesterday. Late on Tuesday night, Jamaica secured a marginal 1-0 victory over El Salvador to earn three points and confirm top spot in group B ahead of Costa Rica.

Early on Wednesday morning (UK time), Haiti met Honduras and managed to beat them 1-0. Those three points brought Haiti up to four points, placing them level with the USA. However, they were two goals behind the USA on goal difference.

The USA took the field in their matchup against Panama knowing that they could progress as group winners even if they lost 2-0. And perhaps that knowledge compromised the intensity of their performance, because the Americans struggled.

They went behind to a Panama goal on 34 minutes and were unable to level the game until 55 minutes, when Michael Bradley brought them level.