Del Pugh 12:50pm, Mon 23 Oct 2017
The Fourth Round of the Carabao Cup (League Cup) takes place this midweek, with sides looking to make it to the Quarter-Finals and the business end of the tournament. Below we take a look at a couple of the games in depth, along with a selected bet for each of the eight matches, with pricing from bet365
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HARLEQUIN STRIKER always needs his first three runs of the season but once he’s had them he can prove hard to beat on genuinely good or softer going (his full record under these conditions reads 114811271223744071 (6-18)). He struggled on a few occasions before popping up in first-time cheekpieces at Nottingham latest and, with the ground in his favour, can be backed to follow up in the 1m Sky Bets Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap at Windsor today (3.10).
KNOW THE TRUTH (stall 4 of 9) caught the eye when fourth at Windsor last time, doing best of those to come from off the pace (first three received the comments ‘with leaders’, ‘pressed leaders’ and ‘fast away, led’). The Andrew Balding-trained three-year-old was ridden by a very inexperienced 7lb claimer that day and might do better now switched to Fibresand for the 7f Compare Horse Racing Odds @ bookies.com Maiden Stakes (2.30).
LORD GLITTERS (stall 3 of 20) ran an absolute blinder on his debut for David O’Meara when second of 18 from a poor high draw in a 7f heritage handicap at Ascot earlier this month and looks the answer to the Balmoral Handicap at the same venue this afternoon (4.30). He’s much better drawn this time around (assuming low draws are favoured on the straight course as they have been at recent meetings) and the step back up to 1m will suit (his four wins in France came over 1m-1m2f). There are also some negatives about his main market rivals – joint-favourite Zabeel Prince carries a penalty and Roger Varian’s penalty carriers are just one from 18 (5.6% strike-rate, -£140.00 to a £10 level stake at SP) and The Grape Escape was probably flattered when scoring from a favourable low draw at Pontefract last time.
Del Pugh 2:01pm, Fri 20 Oct 2017
Welcome to The Weekend Cometh! Bringing you sporting bets from around the globe for the coming weekend. So without further ado, check out this week’s selections below.