It’s been apparent for many months that Manchester City would be victorious in the hunt for this season’s Premier League title. Although the bookies have long since stopped offering odds on the title race, Pep Guardiola has refused to rule anything out until the title is won. Well, City are just one win away from confirming themselves as the best team in the country and they can wrap it up with a win in the Manchester derby at the Etihad on Saturday evening.
After initially being told that he had already done enough to qualify for the Masters, Ian Poulter was told that he’d actually need to win his WGC Match Play with Kevin Kisner to book his place at Augusta National.
It is sometimes a shame when teams from the same national leagues are drawn against each other in the Champions League. It’s a joy to see sides who don’t normally compete on the same pitch doing battle but there is nothing disappointing about the draw that pit Liverpool against Manchester City.
The Irish Grand National is the feature race of the Easter Festival at Fairyhouse. Like the British equivalent, this is a hugely competitive handicap with a very big field set to go to post and a big test of stamina with a distance of three miles, five furlongs and 24 fences to be navigated.
The Easter Weekend is a slightly strange one in British and Irish horse racing. While racegoers want to make the most of the Bank Holiday to catch some sporting action, the start of the Flat season on the turf and the proximity to the festivals at both Cheltenham and Aintree can make it hard to tempt trainers to send their top class horses racing at Easter.