Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Cinzano Bianco

No gripes today as everything ended in positive territory. After yesterdays post my old boss would have been happy that all departments were green if only by small amounts !

The horse bets finished up by £280. I picked seven horses and to be fair they all ran terribly apart from one Bianco Fuji and luckily for me it came home a nice easy winner at 16/1. I did list it on my twitter page so I hope I wasnt alone in punting it.

Think they should have called it Cinzano Bianco though, brings back memories of Leonard Rossister and Joan Collins, but I digress...

The BDO World Darts has been running for a few days and even though I dont think the standard is as good as the PDC its better for trading as more doubles are missed which means lots more price swings. I remember last year a 1.01 getting turned over and today we had a 1.02 nearly get done followed next game by a 1.06 getting a resounding beating. Darts is full of peaks and troughs it just whether you are brave enough to jump in and hold on for the ride !

Myself I dont risk much I lay low so have a very limited downside and steer clear of either player around the evens mark.

Tennis is now in full swing on the other side of the world. Last year I stayed up through the night on many a freezing cold January night and felt like shit the next day, so this time I am going to give it a miss until the AO comes about. Lots of surprises in Brisbane though on Monday, one Czech lefty took out one of the top seeds, as Kvitova beat No.3 seed Petrova. That theme came up again on Tuesday as another Czech left-hander, Savarova upset the tournament's No.2 seed, Peer.

The two had played three times before on the WTA, with Peer leading the series, 2-1. After they split the first two sets it seemed Peer was on her way to another victory, building a 5-2 third set lead; she even held match point with Safarova serving at 5-4. But Safarova finished strong, winning 10 of the last 11 points to upset the No.13-ranked Israeli in two hours and 30 minutes.

"Shahar is a fighter and the match was very long. In the end, it could've gone either way," Safarova said afterwards. "I'm very happy to win this match. It's nice to perform so well right before the AO. I worked very hard in the off-season and I'm happy to play these kinds of matches right now."

Safarova has now won four of her last six matches against Top 15 players.

"I'm happy I'm playing this kind of tennis now," the 23-year-old added. "My goal this year is to be in the Top 20. I'm going to work hard to get there."

I think the Womens AO tournament will be far more an interesting with Serena missing, Kim will be favourite and rightly so but after last years first round exit I will be interested to see Sharapovas draw.

Only had the one football bet today from Premier Betting which was a winner. For the money I think this is a great site with ratings, injury news, analysis, and the odd winner !

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