Just like after seven games at Wimbledon, we’re in search of new balls please when it comes to our pursuit of Good to Grand.
We almost smashed it last week getting three out of our five selections, but never fear we’ve got a second serve coming down the line for your sporting weekend.
Not wanting to double fault, we reckon we’ve found an ace with this week’s fantastic fivefold and it could put a grand in your hand from a tenner stake. Let’s tell you about it…
Firstly for you early risers, we’re going with the Lions to pull off a shock victory and a series success in the final test decider with New Zealand.
We know the All-Blacks played the majority of last week with 14 men, but they never threatened the tourist’s try line and we’re going with Warren Gatland’s men to roar before you’ve had your sausages Saturday morning.
Moving to racing, Cliffs of Moher in the Coral Eclipse on Saturday has a clear chance stepping back to 10 furlongs at Sandown. Caught late on by his stablemate at Epsom, he’s entitled to improve again from that as it was only the fourth run of his life.
The Derby form has been working out quite well with Benbatl and Permian winning at Royal Ascot while Capri, Cracksman and Wings of Eagles made up a 1-2-3 at the Curragh. A three-year-old taking on older horses for the first time is a different challenge, but he looks the pick of the Ballydoyle bunch and should have the measure of Decorated Knight, Ulysses and Eminent.
Back on the Emerald Isle, minnows Carlow and Leitrim meet in Round 2B of the Football Qualifiers for the right to be battered by a big team in the next round. We’re going with the overpriced shot on the men from the west as they made easier work of London than Carlow did in the Championship.
Next on our agenda is the final games of week one at Wimbledon as Nicole Scherzinger’s beau Grigor Dimitrov takes on Israeli outsider Dudi Sela. In the four meetings between the pair, Sela has only managed to score one set off ‘Baby Fed’ and we’re tipping a straight sets result for the Bulgarian on Saturday.
Last but not least, we’ve got the Munster Hurling final tear up as Cork and Clare meet in a repeat of the 2013 All-Ireland final. The Banner looked underwhelming in their defeat of Limerick in the Munster semi-final, but the Rebels have marched into the final with impressive victories over Tipperary and Waterford.
We’re going with Kiernan Kingston’s men to lift their first Munster title since 2013 on Sunday.
£10 RETURNS £1,175
- The British and Irish Lions to maul New Zealand – 7/2
- Cliffs of Moher to capture Saturday’s 3.35pm Coral Eclipse at Sandown – 7/4
- Leitrim to beat Carlow – 5/2
- Under 3.5 sets in Grigor Dimitrov v Dudi Sela – 4/7
- Cork to down Clare – 8/11
* All prices correct at time of posting.