Stan Hey: 6-5 Against
Mumbai finale heralds start of a bumper week
Saturday 02 April 2011
The most ardent punter could not have devised a week like the one that lies before us, filled with top-class sporting action and untold betting opportunities. If you had an ISA in mind, forget it. The bonanza starts today with the ICC World Cup final in Mumbai – India are odds-on but Sri Lanka, whose range of bowling makes them such difficult opponents, can spoil the huge Indian party; £10 win at 8-5, sportingbet.com.
A smaller crowd will be at Doncaster to take in the Lincoln, the first notable race of the turf Flat season. John Gosden's Taqleed is 4-1 favourite but Irish Heartbeat, who won the Spring Mile on the equivalent card last year, looks the value to step up – £10 each-way, at 11-1 with race sponsors William Hill.
Midweek sees the first legs of the Champions League quarter-finals, with our money recently placed on Manchester United at 9-1. Thursday's joy is the US Masters, in which the two main narratives are whether Tiger Woods (9-1 at Paddy Power) can get his "mojo" back, and could Lee Westwood finally win a major?
Last year Westwood was second to Phil Mickelson, who boasts three wins in the past six Masters but none back-to-back. So Westwood goes on the list, £10 each-way at Totesport's 16-1. Remaining stakes go on young Americans – £5 e-w Nick Watney, 16-1 at Coral; £5 e-w Hunter Mahan, 35-1 at Skybet; £5 e-w on Antony Kim, 75-1 at Bet 365. Then there's just the Grand National meeting...
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