Every year in the early spring, the horseracing world comes alive. First there’s the Cheltenham Festival, the four-day celebration that fascinates and captivates punters around the world. This is the event that culminates in the all important Cheltenham Cup, a race that legends are made of. The horse racing betting that revolves around Cheltenham breaks records every year, while the crowds that flood into Prestbury Park grow in strength, as well.
Right after Cheltenham, before horseracing fans can catch their breath, it’s time for the Grand National Festival. For three days Aintree Racecourse is the centre of attention, as punters again wager millions on the brilliant races. The piece de resistance at Aintree is the Grand National race, on the third day. There has never been a dull National, and punters around the world will be tuning in this year, as usual, expecting the drama and excitement that the race always provides. These punters know to check the ante-post odds in the weeks before the race to have a good idea of how the horses line up. When it comes to the Grand National, however, surprises are always in the offing and horse racing betting is widely varied as the starting day approaches.
The results at Cheltenham will seriously affect the odds at the Grand National; that’s the way these things work. To bet wisely, pay attention to the results and read as much about the horses, jockeys and trainers as you can. Horse racing betting is hitting its stride right about now.
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The NASCAR officials have been busy with the preseason testing which has been declared from the day 1. This event took place at the Daytona speedway International which was not a great event in the beginning but the whole event took a 360 degree turn with the help of the NASCAR as they successfully handled the event. John Darby of the Sprint Cup, the director of the series has shared his views about the uneventful workout programs regarding the all new GEN6 car. He has informed, the perfection level of the vehicle, the more perfect a vehicle would be the more better performance it would deliver.
Although the NASCAR team as well as the manufacturer persons got a huge amount of time for developing and designing the car, yet it was not as successful as it was thought it would be. In the year 2007 they delivered the last sports car and their next project was scheduled on 2013 especially for this season. The whole car team of the engineers who worked for developing the car has spent 2 years yet the result was not successful. The sportsbook review for the vehicle of the NASCAR was also not helpful for the fans. Darby has mentioned, even if the racing team gets another chance in the racing series, they could prove the fans about their potential. The sports betting sites also mentioned about the fans comment for not taking part in the betting for the racing team.
The NASCAR wants to get back its lost reputation because they were eliminated from the racing series in the earlier year. And the fans might visit the sports betting sites with new hope to once again trust the racing team.
Hamlin could not attend the next 2 days of testing. But he informed about the perfect aerodynamic shape of the car which is indeed helpful for the drivers. But what is required for the drivers is to keep together while driving and at least through 1 solid lap they should be together. NASCAR has some future plans for its drivers the team wants to keep encouraging the drivers so that they would succeed in the future races.
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There exists a fair amount of uncertainty until and unless the Reds sort out what do regarding Aroldis Chapman.
According to, Walt Jocketty, the general manager for the Reds, that till date they have not decided anything on Chapman. Serious discussions are in the process regarding Chapman as a reliever or as a starter.
Walt Jocketty also pointed out that everything depends on the fact that that if the Reds re-sign Ryan Madson and Jonathan Broxton. There remains a substantial chance for getting another closer one.
Chapman, who would soon turn to 25 in the February, as a closer in the history of Reds had one of the most thriving seasons during the 2012. The achievement for Chapman is much bigger in the sense that the left-hander was out of the side until May 20.
Chapman, in his 68 appearances went for 5-5 with a 1.51 ERA. With 38 saves from 43 attempts in the National League he was tied in the third spot. In comparison to 122 strikeouts he walked in 23 times.
He struck out the side, in nine occasions. The velocity of his hit was often at or above 100 mph. With his amazing striking power he simply set the MLB Baseball championship on fire.
No one including his opponents in the batter’s box and his supporters can deny the fact that, in his nine innings, Chapman brought in immense intimidation and spark into the team.
Now, it is entirely up to the Reds, whether to use Chapman frequently or once in a five day.
Everyone, was stunned when the Reds recruited the then almost unknown Cuban defector in 2010 for a record price of $30.25 million for a time span of six years. Initially, he was taken in the team for the role of a starter. But later on before the start of the season in 2012, Chapman was instructed from the Reds to prepare in his new role.
Chapman’s move in to the bullpen was entirely due to the necessity and for nothing other reasons. Initially Chapman was used in the setup role with Sean Marshall closing in.
Very few know Chapman as a starter. Even though he is a slider, but he does not contain the entire arsenal of powerful secondary pitches that are the characteristic of a top line starter.
The Reds, namely Jocketty, had to do lots of considerations regarding the Chapman issue as it remains one of the rarest offseason club mysteries in MLB Baseball.
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