How will the dry ground affect My Dream Boat at Ascot this year?

It is one of the biggest racing events on the sporting calendar.

Royal Ascot commences next Tuesday in predicted sun-baked temperatures; the ground is likely to be on the quick side, due to the forecast dry spell, and during the five days there are no fewer than eighteen Group races.

On the first day, the bankers look set to be last year’s Jersey Stakes winner Ribchester (8/11), who contests the Queen Anne Stakes over a mile. Churchill (4/6), is another warm favourite, expected to become the fifth 2000 Guineas winner, and to land the St James’s Palace Stakes.

It may pay to double these two up, as both horses are odds on with Grosvenor Sport.
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Rampant run scoring and England exit sets up all Asian final

The 2017 ICC Champions Trophy was supposed to be the one that England finally won. Former captains were queuing up to laud Eoin Morgan’s side ahead of the tournament with Michael Vaughan, who skippered England’s near miss in 2004. But as Vaughan himself will know, given that sensational defeat at the Oval 13 years ago, things don’t always go to plan.

But as Vaughan himself will know, given that sensational defeat at the Oval 13 years ago, things don’t always go to plan.

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10 Memorable Slow Rolls

Slow rolling (the act of taking excessive time to call a large final bet, when you have the strongest hand) is a part of poker games that certainly divide opinion.

For some, it’s an easy way of tilting or upsetting an opponent, while for others, it’s an egregious breach of poker etiquette that’s unsportsmanlike and unnecessary.

Whatever your opinion, it’s fair to say that we’ve seen some memorable slow rolls over the years. Here are some of the most controversial!
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Another Crown for Cristiano?

Once you have checked out the eight nations competing in the 2017 Confederations Cup you will likely come up with the notion that Germany are going to walk it.

The hosts don’t have star quality or inspire confidence.
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