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1pt win Handiwork in 3.25 Haydock at 9/1 (best odds guaranteed)
The Swinton Hurdle at Haydock looks an up-to-scratch renewal and Steve Gollings’ HANDIWORK should go well. The five-year-old looks to be improving with experience and I really liked the way he finished his race in the Scottish Champion Hurdle last time. He was only beaten just under four lengths by the winner Cheltenian, was closing at the line and gets a 5lb pull at the weights with that rival in Lancashire. A second at the track in March adds confidence to the selection and he probably would’ve won that race but for a mistake two from home. (By Ben Linfoot)
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2pts Hull to beat Burnley & Leicester to beat Southampton at 3.63/1
Burnley have picked up just eight points away all season and Danny Ings has mislaid his scoring boots at just the wrong time to take the gloss off a fine first season in the top-flight for the young striker. Hull still have plenty of work to do and Steve Bruce will be looking for his side to respond to their clinical dismembering by Arsenal; they did improve in the second half but it could hardly have got much worse. They lost a highly competitive reverse fixture 1-0 in a game that featured 10 yellow cards (making the bookings markets well worth a check once priced up) but they have always been a different side at the KC Stadium and will have everything focused on this one before games against Spurs and Man Utd. With 15 points from a possible 18, Leicester have conjured up an ostrich like sprint for the finish line and safety and will rightly fancy their chances of picking up another three points before games against Sunderland and QPR. In contrast, Southampton are rather limping home as the demands of a fine season catch up with them along with injuries to key members of their squad. (By Ian Ogg)
BOOST: Aston Villa, Leicester and Hull all to win at 12/1 from 9/1!
2pts St Helens to beat Catalans Dragons at 5/6
Saints have won the last four between these two teams and the problem with Catalans is that they've conceded the second most points in Super League. That defence is not good enough. Todd Carney has been injured a lot this year and if he plays then their odds improve but he hasn't had a lot of game time. St Helens are a machine. Luke Walsh is back now and they're playing well. They average more metres per run in the Super League - James Roby, their hooker, picks up big metres - and they have serious scoring power. The hosts are not good defensively and I'll back Saints to win away from home. (By Ian Millward)
Price Boost: Makinson to score first try 9/1 from 8/1
2pts Kevin Kisner to beat Sang-moon Bae at evens
Regular PGA Tour viewers will recall that Kisner came so very close to a first win at the top level when he lost a play-off to Jim Furyk at the Heritage. Always considered a top-class talent in the making by those who saw him play college golf in Georgia, the feeling is that this slow burner is finally about to fulfil his potential and he can confirm that suspicion by making a move today. Like Harbour Town, which hosts the Heritage, Sawgrass is designed by Pete Dye and a glance at this week’s leaderboard confirms that the same type of player tends to figure in both events. Bae’s own record here is modest and that’s despite some extremely good starts. He shot 79 in round three last year and 75 in 2013 and it’s clear that he’s not playing his best golf at the moment, so the rock-solid Kisner looks good value. (By Ben Coley)
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2pts Taranis Bolt (T6) to win 8.00 Wimbledon at SP (Best Odds Guaranteed)
With the start of the William Greyhound Derby less than three weeks away, there are 10 trial stakes for Blue Riband at Wimbledon tonight. Kevin Hutton has remained in fine form since his thrilling Trainers' Championship victory at Sittingbourne and could have more success this evening, starting with Taranis Bolt (T6) in the first instalment at 8.00. The June '12 whelp won plenty of fans as a sprinter over the winter and has really taken to four bends this spring, with eye-catching wins at Romford and Swindon. You wouldn't have known it was his first look round Wimbledon last week as he roared into a first-bend lead before pulling clear and stopping the clock at a very pleasing 28.58. Lightly raced for his age, there could be more to come and he can get the better of the talented Southfield Jock, who is far from certain to come away from the tricky one box on his first competitive outing at the South London track. (By Chris Oliver)