It’s safe to say that this year’s Epsom Derby didn’t exactly follow the script. The 10 previous renewals of the British Classic saw the winner come from the top three in the betting so it was a real shock to see Wings Of Eagles win at 40/1. In Derby terms that makes the Aidan O’Brien trained horse a rank outsider but just a few weeks on and Wings Of Eagles is the favourite for the Irish Derby. Will he go on to prove his class or does his favourite status simply provide better odds for the rest of the horses in the race?
The Rolex Series returns to the European Tour this week with the always popular Open de France. The increased prize money that the Rolex Series provides has helped guarantee a stellar field but the main draw is the chance to get familiarised with Le Golf National before it hosts the Ryder Cup next summer. With so many stars in attendance, we’re promise a quality tournament as everybody in golf starts gearing up for the Open.
Jordan Spieth ended last week’s Travelers Championship in stunning style by holing out from a bunker to beat Daniel Berger in a playoff. One week on and Spieth is putting his feet up while two of his close friends, Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas, are right at the top of the betting for the Quicken Loans National. Fowler and Thomas are two of just three of the world’s top 25 in action at TPC Potomac this week which opens the door for some of the PGA Tour’s lesser lights to grab centre stage.
Germany and Mexico have used the Confederations Cup for very different reasons.
The knockout stages of the Confederations Cup may not be very long but they promise to be full of drama. After successful negotiating the group stages, Portugal and Chile face off against each other in the competition’s first semi-final on Wednesday evening. The bookies’ odds suggest this will be a close one so let’s see if we can find some more winning tips.