Every Friday our writers put forward their best bets of the weekend and the selections that will be carrying their money.
Max Daly – Mars @ 11/2, 3.50 Sandown – Saturday’s Coral-Eclipse over 1m 2f is a truly mouthwatering affair and a strong case can be made for 6 out of the 7 contenders. Mars though is taken to finally show his class over what could be his ideal trip. He ran a cracker in the St James’s Palace Stakes and it appeared on that evidence that he is crying out for a strongly run 10 furlong contest. The redoubtable Ryan Moore takes the ride.
Thomas Henry – Australia -1 pt Handicap @ Evens, Australia v Lions, 11.05am Saturday – I backed Australia on the handicap for the first two tests and don’t see any reason to desert them for the final test. Warren Gatland has panicked with his team selection and has made too many changes to his side. Given they’ve now played back-to-back matches, Australia will be stronger in Sydney and I think they will have a comfortable win over the tourists.
The Editor – Sabine Lisicki -3.5 games @ 10/11, Lisicki v Bartoli, Wimbledon Ladies Final, 1pm Saturday – The German Sabine Lisicki has been seriously impressive all tournament showing skill and courage throughout the various rounds. She knocked of Serena Williams in Round 4 and showed mental strength to overcome Radwanska in the semis. She should be able to win comfortably in the final against Bartoli who, although durable, doesn’t have the same skill set as Lisicki.
Football Angles – New England Revolution to beat San Jose @ Evens, MLS, 0.30am, Sunday – New England have won two of their last three home games and can take advantage of a poor San Jose side who have lost five of their last six away games in the MLS and are coming off the back of a tough trip to Chicago.
Simon Hall – Broughton @ 11/10, 5.15 Haydock, Saturday – The concluding race at Haydock should be a good opportunity for the Mark Johnston trained Broughton to make it back-to-back wins. Looks open to improvement and has two wins over the trip this season.