Archive for March 16th, 2015

Weekend Premier League Football Results – 14-15 March 2015

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal won the football matches from yesterday when his Red Devils defeated Tottenham Hotspur in convincing fashion with a 3-0 victory. Ahead of a potentially tricky Manchester derby, that places the Reds in good position to approach the match with confidence.

And on the other side of the coin, Manchester City will not be approaching the derby with confidence, having lost 1-0 away at Leicester City on Saturday. City are almost certainly out of the title race. However, manager Manuel Pellegrini is not yet conceding defeat.

Perhaps Pellegrini is right to feel optimistic, as Chelsea were unable to defeat a suborn Southampton in a 1-1 draw played out at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. José Mourinho will be particularly frustrated by the draw after going out of the Champions League last week to PSG. Nevertheless, Chelsea are almost certainly going to win the Premier League title.

Down Royal Speed Ratings – 17 March 2015

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For today’s top speed ratings horse racing, we travel across the Irish Sea to Down Royal, where thousands of pounds of prize money is waiting to be won by some victorious owners. Below we have handpicked two races to preview from Down Royal.

Within the going expected projected yielding to soft, the 15:35 Handicap Hurdle has a few rather quick horses. According to the Racing Post, Railway Zira is quickest at 115. A little further back, though, Sammantom is rated second fastest at 111.

Next up in our preview is the 16:10 Beginners Chase. From this race, Annie Oakley is worth a look with a speed rating of 129. This horse will be ridden by Mark Bolger and is trained by Mrs John Harrington. Another enticing prospect is the curiously named Aladdins Cave. Ridden by Sean Flanagan and Trained by R K Watson, this horse is rated at 124.

Carlisle Horse Racing Results – 15 March 2015

bingoAside from Carlisle, there was not much going on in UK horse racing results yesterday. Of course, that is to be expected just after the Cheltenham Festival. Thankfully, though, we do have some results to share with you. But first it needs to be pointed out that the going was soft for the hurdles course, while the going was good to soft in places for the chase course.

Lining up in the 14:30 Mothers’ Day Hurdle, Bobs Lord Tara rode to victory at odds of 7/1, ridden by Paul Moloney and trained by Alan Swinbank. Highly favoured horse Burtons Well finished second at 1/5, with Bibi D’Eole third at 8/1.

The highest profile race of the day was the 16:05 Celebrate St Patrick’s Day Handicap Chase, in which Russe Blanc was winner at 5/1. Meanwhile, Fill the Power came second (5/1) and Purcell’s Bridge finished third (25/1).