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Posted by: Betting.Betfair on Nov 30, 2011 at 09:22:10 AM
[i]Mark Cavendish (Odds to win at the time of publication 2.16) [/i]The punter who had a few shekels matched at 100.0 is now looking at a juicy trade with Cavendish the 2.18 favourite. Cav occupies his usual position at the front of the field by dint of finishing at the front of the field many times in the Tour de France as he landed the green jersey for top sprinter. In a golden year he also became world road race champion, Britain's first for 46 years. As the BBC point out, the only other Brit to land that crown - Tommy Simpson in 1965 - was also SPOTY champ. Cycling is growing in popularity in the UK and the Manxman is a worthy favourite. [i]Darren Clarke (3.45) [/i]In any normal year a home golfer who had won The Open would be a shoo-in but Clarke cedes favouritism in 2011. Nevertheless,...
Posted by: Betting.Betfair on Dec 2, 2010 at 11:16:48 AM
[b]Horse racing has never produced the Spoty winner and there are many reasons to believe that hot favourite AP McCoy will be another losing name on the list.[/b] The BBC [b]Sports Personality of the Year Award[/b] surpasses even Christmas as the highlight of the Contrarian's December, because every year without fail, the British voting public show that their line of thought runs perpendicular to that of most bettors. This year, the punters can't get their hands off [b]Tony McCoy[/b], and there's such confidence in the jump jockey that he can be opposed at 2.12. Here's why you should take that price... [b]The market is rarely right[/b] Tony McCoy has traded at odds as low as 1.75, which is quite staggering given the frequency with which the favourite is overlooked. Need a refresher?...
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