Sporting Life Best Bets of the Day

  • Last Updated: August 24 2014, 18:11 BST

Check out our team's best bets from the pick of today's sporting action, including football and racing.

Sunday's Best Sporting Bets

Horse Racing

Steeler to win 4.15 at Goodwood at 3/1

Steeler's know-how of the difficult Goodwood terrain should stand him in particularly good stead for the Doom Bar Supreme Stakes. Godolphin's colt has won twice on the Downs, when trained by Mark Johnston, and warmed up for this Group Three with a good effort back at the same track for the Betfred Mile. Despite having been lumbered with an outside draw, the son of Raven's Pass charged home with zeal to get to within three-quarters of a length of the winner, Red Avenger. Before that, he confirmed his well-being with an honourable third in the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot in June. Versatile in terms of whatever the ground is like, the dip to seven furlongs is of little consequence given he has collected twice over course and distance. Steeler was also a Group Two winner as a juvenile, when victorious in the Royal Lodge at Newmarket, so he is entirely worthy of running at this grade. Things have not gone so smoothly since his switch to Godolphin - he was not sighted at all in 2013 - but, as such, he remains much more unexposed than most of these, and is obviously in fine fettle. (Chris Wilson).


Sunderland (+1) to beat Manchester United at evens

Sunderland produced when it mattered most last season and their performances against the top six or seven sides in the league suggest an ability to compete in this type of game. Indeed, they knocked United out of the Capital One Cup at the semi-final stage. The Black Cats have made some decent summer signings and with United having made a miserable start last week to suggest the still have plenty of work to do, Sunderland are worth getting on side at the prices. I'll do so by heading to the handicap market. (Ben Coley).


Mr Marmite (Trap 5) to win the 8.00 at Henlow at 11/4

Mr Marmite is fancied in the Westmead Hawk Memorial Mini final which takes place at Henlow at 8.00. The November 2010 whelp is closing in on veteran status, but he showed no signs of throwing the towel in when catapulting out of the traps here on Thursday and anything close to a repeat of that performance in the heats will be good enough to see him land the £500 prize.