Sporting Life Best Bets of the Day
Check out our team's best bets from the pick of today's sporting action, including football, racing and tennis.
Wednesday's Best Sporting Bets
William Haggas has a truly wonderful record at the Ebor meeting down the years, if we accept that this is an extremely competitive meeting. William's recent strike rate is 25% which becomes even better when dealing with his less-exposed horses and those that start in single figures relating to starting prices. Roossey has some serious rivals here but the fact that William still has his Acclamation colt entered in the Middle Park tells you all you need to know about his potential. Seven of the last nine winners of today's finale have carried a maximum burden of 8-13, whilst William's recent juvenile strike rate on the Knavesmire stands at 26%. (Malcolm Boyle)
Fulham boss Felix Magath is sticking to his youth policy but his young stars are in need of a win as they attempt to make it third time lucky in the Sky Bet Championship. They looked lively against Ipswich in their opening game and hopefully a start for Ross McCormack can give them some end product at Craven Cottage tonight. Newly-promoted Wolves have regressed somewhat since beating Norwich on the opening day and still look far from the finished article so the home side can take advantage and get off the mark. (David John)
Romford and Peterborough kick of the week's RPGTV action tonight and Bolshoi Booze (T4) rates the best bet of the evening at the London Road circuit at 10.26. Ernie Gaskin's charge clocked a smart 24.19 when registering an all-the-way success in similar company earlier this month and he's expected to put a moderate Wimbledon trial behind him back on home soil.
The courts are playing pretty quick in North Carolina and that suits Mahut’s attacking game. He’s already won twice in straight sets this week with yesterday’s victory over third seed Tommy Robredo particularly impressive. The higher-ranked Seppi prefers conditions slower and after yesterday’s three-set battle with Federico Delbonis, I’m not sure he should be the favourite here. It’s also notable that Mahut won (in straights) their only previous meeting which took place in fast indoor conditions last season. (Andy Schooler)
- All prices correct at time of publication (1115 BST on 20/08/2014)