A HUGE weekend on sport is here where the Premier League title could be decided as Manchester City face Chelsea in a Champions League dress rehearsal
And we're on hand with the latest from the bookies, looking where the money is going and any market movers from BoyleSports' spokesman Lawrence Lyons.
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The antepost market for this year’s Derby at Epsom looks very different than it did at the start of the week when High Definition was an 11/4 favourite to deliver Aidan O’Brien a ninth win in the famous race.
A setback means we won’t get to see him this weekend at Lingfield but while we’re keeping him onside, he is now only clinging onto favouritism at 9/2 ahead of stablemate Bolshoi Ballet (5/1), who may give us more clues if he lines up at Leopardstown on Sunday, and Frankel colt Mohaafeth (11/2).
Andrew Balding’s colt Youth Spirit was one of the eye-catching movers of the week after landing the Chester Vase under Tom Marquand on Wednesday and is now into 20/1 from 100/1 to land the Derby in the same colours as last year’s runner-up Khalifa Sat.
The same jockey is booked to ride the current favourite for the Victoria Cup at Ascot on Saturday, but with six places up for grabs for each-way backers, several are coming in for support and it’s a wide-open heat with Acquitted a marginal 8/1 favourite ahead of Fox Champion, Escobar and Motakhayyel (all 10/1).
Chelsea were out at 16/1 to win the Champions League when Thomas Tuchel took the reins from Frank Lampard, but the semi-final scalp of Real Madrid means they are now just 15/8 to get their hands on the famous trophy for a second time in the final in Istanbul.
However, it’s now shorter than Even money that both Manchester clubs take trophies home from Europe this month after they reached their respective finals this week. City are 2/5 and United 4/11 to prevail in their European competitions and tee up a Manchester derby in the UEFA Super Cup in Belfast at the start of next season.
A Champions League Final dress rehearsal is the subject of our £10 no lose offer for Mobile customers on Saturday and it’s not often we see Manchester City as big as 10/11 for a home match.
That is attractive enough to see them form part of the hot treble this weekend, which pays a combined 10/3 and also includes Liverpool (3/10) at home to Southampton and a Manchester United win at Aston Villa (3/4).
There were some surprises when Warren Gatland revealed his British & Irish Lions squad for the summer tour of South Africa with the likes of Sam Simmonds and Bundee Aki getting the nod against the odds.
Johnny Sexton, Billy Vunipola and Jonathan Davies were among the high-profile absentees and perhaps surprisingly it was the series hosts who saw their odds clipped in the hours after the announcement.
The Springboks were trimmed slightly into 11/10 from 6/5 for a series victory, while the Lions saw their 8/11 odds on Thursday morning eased to 4/5, making the betting a lot closer than it was before the touring cohort was revealed.
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