Sporting Life Best Bets of the Day

  • Last Updated: August 22 2014, 23:51 BST

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

Hunter Mahan: Remains in great nick
Hunter Mahan: Remains in great nick

Friday's Best Sporting Bets

Horse Racing

Shaakis to win the 2.45 at Newmarket - 8/1

Most of the attention of the racing world may be on York this afternoon but Marcus Tregoning’s charge rates a solid each-way bet in the TRM GNF Nursery Handicap on the July Course. He made his debut here when shaping with promise in what has turned out to be a warm maiden before breaking his duck at Brighton next time. It was no surprise, given his connections, that all roads then led to Glorious Goodwood and the seven furlong nursery handicap. The son of Dark Angel ran well to finish fifth to Grigolo but shaped very much as though there’s more to come. Posted wide from turning in, he found the action happening away from him but finished full of running and looked to be crying out for a step up to a mile. He gets that here and while two pounds higher than his last run, looks a horse ready to make an impact at handicap level. (Dave Ord)

Football

David Luiz to score at any time - 6/1

PSG will beat Evian in France’s Ligue 1 tonight but you can only get odds of 4/11 on that outcome so a best bet shall be found from elsewhere in the markets for this game. David Luiz is starting off his career with PSG after joining from Chelsea in a big-money deal over the summer and remains a goalscoring threat. The defender is an aerial danger for opposition defences and also can make his mark from set-pieces. That makes 6/1 for the Brazilian to score against Evian a decent shout. (Nick Hext)

  

Golf

Hunter Mahan to win his three-ball - 5/4

Hunter Mahan continued his resurgence with a five-under par opening round to sit second after day one of The Barclays, and he's expected to pick up where he left off this evening. The Californian has led the GIR charts in both of his last two events and having hit 15 of 18 yesterday as well as driving the ball well, indications are that he's getting more confident with every round as he pursues a Ryder Cup spot. Cameron Tringale shot the same score on Friday despite hitting just 12 greens and he'll do well to match Mahan once more, so the danger is Charl Schwartzel, who has three shots to find on round one form. (Ben Coley)

Greyhounds

Polar Prospect (Trap 3) in the 10.40 Romford

We fancy Polar Prospect (T3) in the Coral Home Of The Price Bomb Maiden Marathon at 10.40. Jason Heath's inmate has been in great form on home soil at Hove in recent weeks and the form of his latest reverse at the hands of promising stayer Millwards Teddy was franked in no uncertain terms in the Ladbrokes Stayers 630 final at Monmore last night.

  • All prices correct at time of publication (1010 BST on 22/08/2014)