Two emails today, the second will be sent at circa 15.00 and will include Euro 2012 and possibly another football selection from tonight's South American World Cup qualifiers.

Really solid day yesterday with all four events previewed producing winners. Bray Wanderers were a big drifter yesterday, but won comfortably enough in the end, Drogheda scored twice despite having a man sent off ( albeit very late in the game) and at Roland Garros, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Patra Martic both won for the loss of a combined six games ! The 5.70 + for Kuznetsova was an absolute joke and June could hardly have started any better, let's hope for a huge summer !

In this email I have one match from RG, a friendly international and an overnight football fixture from the MLS, all of which I am rather keen on.

We also have the active and for us, unusual pick from earlier in the week, which is reproduced at the foot of the email.


Two players who have had decent careers, but could/ should have achieved so much more. Haas has had a lot of trouble with injuries, but even nowadays, at the grand old age of 34, he can still mix it with the best, if he can get on court in reasonable shape. Bonus for him, is that at least mentally, he feels 5-6 years younger, having missed so much time through injury he is not burnt out by the sport and the endless travel and is being spured on by his love of the game and his desire for his daughter to watch and remember him playing, he said "if I can play another year, year and a half, maybe she gets to see me play at a real high level still, which is another goal of mine.”

He has got to the third round on merit, coming through qualifying without dropping a set and winning five matches at Roland Garros, he arrived here on the back of a semi final in Munich where he beat Marcos Baghdatis and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga the world number five and says "My body's feeling pretty good right now, which is great, it allows me to play some solid tennis again the last couple of months and you know, now it's all about trying to get back into it, play a lot of matches." He seems in a "good place" and content with life and will be helped by the weather forecast in Paris today, which is warm and sunny and admits he plays better with the sun on his back, he is third on court and likely to play in the hottest part of the day, which should also assist him in getting a few cheap points. He has been outserving all his opponents here and has had an incredibly 98 break points already at RG, which must be some kind of record for the first saturday of the tournament, so he is obviously returning the ball well.

Richard Gasquet is one of the most naturally gifted players on tour and has a one handed backhand that is a thing of beauty, probably better than Federer's and with Haas also having this in his armoury and always making top 5 polls in this category, we might well have a match for the purists to enjoy today. RG has also been serving plenty of aces recently, but almost a similar number of double faults and rarely does things the easy way. The pair have not met for several years, but their last two meetings went to five sets and I would not be surprised to see this follow suit, which is priced at around around 4.40 ( 7.0 and 13.0 for each to win 3-2). I think Haas is too big at circa 3.60 to win, but will put up "over" 36.5 games @ 1.83 + as my selection ( 1.25 units), Pinnacle offer a very nice 1.943.





Good Luck.


This is what would normally be termed a "bad" each way race, which means that it is good for punters. We have a short priced favourite, which artificially inflates the odds of the other runners to run into a place (or top three position). Of course, you can only get these bigger odds, by also taking the win part of the bet, but the value is such, that long term, you will make a very good profit with these type of bets and bookmakers are loathe to accept them on normal races, but this is the Derby and all bets will be accepted and not only that, but bookies will offer you 1/4 the odds a place instead of the usual 1/5th for these type of races and that makes this a race not to be missed.

Camelot the odds on favourite has great credentials, but favourites have struggled in recent years, with just five market leaders winning in the last 21 runnings and in any case, we are looking for a horse to run into a place, one who could win if everything falls for him and/or the favourite has an off day.