Archive for April 3rd, 2015

Ludlow Racecourse Results – 2 April 2015


Spectators were given a taste of summer at Ludlow Racecourse on Thursday 2 April thanks to the warm, sunny weather. Despite the warm conditions, however, the going was soft (good to soft in places). Here is a quick roundup of those UK horse racing results.

First in the schedule was the 14:30 Novices Hurdle, which was won by joint-favourite Slowfoot (6/4) ahead of fellow favourite Jack Frost (6/4). A Good Skin then won the 15:00 Handicap Chase as favourite at 13/8. Broxbourne was marked the third-straight favourite winner at 2/5 in the 15:30 Mares Novices Hurdle.

Rio Milan (5/1) then managed to break the streak of favourites by winning the 16:00 Handicap Chase in front of favourite It’s A Steal (5/2). Next, Bombadero 2/1 registered the fourth favourite win of the day in the 16:30 Handicap Hurdle. Tugboat (8/1) took the 17:00 and Murrayana (5/2) took the 17:30.

Haydock Park Speed Ratings – 4 April 2015


Haydock Park will draw a happy crowd of spectators to enjoy some horse racing this Easter weekend. Because of the showers forecast for Saturday 4 April, the going is expected to be soft. That could shake things up a little among the runners.

The latest daily speed figures come from the Racing Post, with the focus being on the 13:25 Novices Limited Handicap Chase. Runners will be aged five years or older and competing for a share of the £10,000 prize fund.

In viewing the speed figures for the 13:25, it is clear that Village Vic (7/2) is the quickest prospect with a speed rating of 147. The eight-year-old also has the highest Racing Post rating, which is 154.

The joint-favourite for the race is Ifandbutwhynot at 7/2. Comparatively, the nine-year-old has a speed rating of 136 and Racing Post rating of 147. Village Vic appears to have the edge between these favourites.

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FC Porto Depart Portuguese Carlsberg Cup

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Yesterday’s matches were sorely lacking in quality, but eagle-eyed fans will have spotted an enticing betting prospect in the form of the Maritimo vs. FC Porto clash in the Carlsberg Cup on Thursday 3 April. However, the outcome is a shining example of why you should not go backing games where you are unfamiliar with the teams.

Since the start of the century, Porto have made waves in Europe by winning the Champions League and two UEFA Cup/Europa League trophies. As a result, many bettors feel that they can simply dip into Portuguese football for an easy bet. That was not the case on this occasion.

Porto opened the scoring in 32nd minute with a goal from Goebel Evandro, meeting the expectations of many onlookers. However, a penalty from Bruno Gallo in the 37th minute levelled the cup-tie. Morussa Marega then won the game in the 45th minute, with 2-1 being the final score.