Kew Gardens can triumph in Arc

Punters will be turning their attentions once again over to Paris this weekend for the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe on Sunday.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 5th October 2018, 2:40 pm
Updated Saturday, 6th October 2018, 6:29 am
Daniel Johnson celebrates scoring against old club Aston Villa
Daniel Johnson celebrates scoring against old club Aston Villa

The famous course in the west of the city has traditionally provided the last chance of the season for the three-year-old Classic generation to lock horns with their older established rivals.

This year is no different, with superstar filly Enable up against Irish Oaks winner Sea of Class and St Leger victor Kew Gardens.

It is a tricky race for punters with the form book back home tending to get ripped up a tad, as a stiff hill and sweep into the home straight can throw some big prices bang into the mix.

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The favourite Enable looks no value to me at a best price of 11/10 and it is Aidan O’Brien’s tough stayer Kew Gardens who gets my vote. He showed he has the speed to get home over even further in the Leger, when seeing off fancied filly Lah Ti Dar.

At a much more backable 10/1 I think this looks a sounder investment each way. The vibes coming out of Coolmore are they are quietly sweet about his chances. We are best odds on all the races from Longchamp on Sunday in our Betsid shops.

Having a look at the coupons it looks tricky enough to me, as it usually does! The biggest game on Saturday sees Newcastle arrive at Old Trafford, looking to place even more pressure on under fire United boss Jose Mourinho.

The worst start to a season for Manchester United in 29 years sees them desperate for a win and they are a 4/9 shot to get this.

Should they not win, Mourinho could well be gone by Monday, with the prospect of no Champions League football next season a daunting one for the club’s backers. In reality however, the away side are also under pressure for results, sitting in the relegation zone on two points.

They haven’t exactly been embarrassed anywhere this season though, with a tough fixture list doing them no favours, and the 9/2 available on a score draw could be an interesting bet given the circumstances.

The locals will be flocking to Deepdale once again desperate for three points. The team showed incredible fight in that second half at Villa Park, with an inspired change from Alex Neil, bringing on Daniel Johnson and getting us on the front foot.

The penalty and red card clearly changed the game and I was thinking the bit of luck they were due had arrived. It almost ended in tears however but for a decent penalty save from Chris Maxwell. The defence is a massive worry and a clean sheet is needed desperately.

Wigan aren’t the biggest scorers in the league though and they should know a thing or two about Joe Garner up front. With this in mind I do fancy us to hopefully get a much- needed home win. We are of course top price in Betsid shops for North End to win at 11/8.

Blackpool continue to put on impressive displays and now have a tasty trip to Arsenal in the League Cup to look forward to. They are one of the most backed sides of the weekend online at, with punters keen to have them in their weekend accas at home to Rochdale.

It certainly looks like a home banker to me!

Have a great weekend folks, enjoy the action and please as always, keep it fun!