Ruby Walsh did the business in Thursday's feature race with Kemboy. Ruby Walsh did the business in Friday's feature race with Min. So can Ruby Walsh do the business in Saturday's feature race at Aintree, up against the much-touted and highly-fancied Tiger Roll? The favourite is just one of a record number of runners for Gordon Elliott, with the Irishman fielding 11 horses in the main event - a feat for which he has been criticised. If you don't like the idea of betting among a 40-strong field, don't fret: There's plenty of other races on Saturday to sink your teeth into. Our resident tipster Newsboy has looked at all the events at Aintree, and here are his top tips... 1.45 - Aintree Handicap Hurdle NEWSBOY’S 1-2-3 NESTOR PARK SIRE DU BERLAIS FORZA MILAN Nestor Park looks interesting for his first start in handicaps. Highly tried by trainer Ben Pauling on his hurdles debut at Cheltenham in November, the Ascot bumper winner returned sixth to Coolanly, but got off … [Read more...] about Grand National 2019 tips and betting predictions for every Aintree race
6 nations fixtures 2019
England kick off their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign this week as the Three Lions aim to secure a place in next summer's finals. Gareth Southgate's Three Lions will be looking forward to this summer's Uefa Nations League Finals after November's dramatic win over Croatia, with a semi-final against Netherlands on June 6 allowing England fans to dream of glory after last year's impressive World Cup showing. However, Southgate will be keen to impress upon his squad that they have a job to do before the Nations League Finals, with two Euro 2020 qualifiers fast approaching. England host Czech Republic at Wembley on Friday, 22 March before travelling to face Montenegro three days later, and Southgate will expect nothing less than six points from both games. The usual suspects are also all in action across the continent, with world champions France hoping to add another trophy to make it a golden era for Didier Deschamps. Stick with Standard Sport for the latest results and standings... Group … [Read more...] about Euro 2020 qualifiers: Groups, dates and England fixtures
The climax of the 2019 Six Nations is upon us, and a trio of teams remain in contention for the title in what promises to be a dramatic fifth and final round that includes three back-to-back matches this afternoon. Record-breaking Wales will win a first Grand Slam since 2012 if they notch a 14th successive Test victory over Ireland in Cardiff, while defeat for Warren Gatland's side in the day's middle fixture would potentially open the door for England and Eddie Jones. The Red Rose meet injury-plagued Scotland in the latest edition of the Calcutta Cup at 5pm GMT, by which time they will know if they are still able to lift the trophy. Ireland's chances are more remote, with the defending champions needing to beat Wales and hope that Scotland can spring a major surprise at Twickenham. In the day's early kick-off, fifth-place France - who cannot hope to jump into the top three after another disappointing tournament - host Italy, who will look to finally end a desperate sequence of 21 … [Read more...] about Six Nations LIVE!
16 March 2019 • 12:45pm Will Greenwood: Alun Wyn Jones could be Europe's greatest ever Scotland always beat England - off the field at least Revealed: How it feels to play in a Six Nations Grand Slam decider Auto update On Off 12:44PM 12 min: Italy 3-0 France Italy force France to stand up in the scrum after superb work from Tiziano Pasquali. Allan will kick for the sticks from the 10m line. 12:43PM 11 min: Italy 3-0 France Huget makes a very forceful break from the lineout and floods forward, breaking a tackle and making 30m before recycling out to Penaud on the right wing. His inside pass is picked off and another promising move is undermined by a basic error. They cam break the lines but then falter. They do the hard stuff well and are too careless with the routine. 12:40PM 9 min: Italy 3-0 France Soapy hands from Camara trying to grab a high kick knocks the ball on and gives Italy the scrum on … [Read more...] about Italy v France, Six Nations 2019: live score updates and latest
What is it? The Six Nations match between Wales and Ireland. When is it? This Saturday, March 17 - ie tomorrow. What time is kick-off? Kick-off is at 3pm, the second of the day's games. What TV channel is it on? The match will be shown on BBC One, with coverage beginning at 2pm. You can also follow live coverage of match right here with Telegraph Sport. What is the latest squad news? Wales Liam Williams has recovered from injury and will start for Wales. Full-back Williams went off during the 18-11 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield last weekend after suffering a 'stinger' to his shoulder area. But the Saracens star has been named in an unchanged team by head coach Warren Gatland as unbeaten Wales chase a first Six Nations title since 2013 and first Grand Slam for seven years. There are three survivors in Gatland's starting line-up from the Grand Slam clincher against France in 2012 - captain Alun Wyn Jones, wing George North and centre Jonathan Davies. But it will be a new … [Read more...] about Wales v Ireland, Six Nations 2019: What time does the match start today, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?