MY Daily Record column in Saturday’s paper features a story about Scots firm McBookie losing a fight with IBAS and being forced to pay out more than £2000 on a losing bet.
I side with punters in most battles with the bookies but reckon IBAS have got it wrong with this one. Have a read at the story and let’s hear what everyone thinks.
AFTER three winning trebles in a row I settled for a Daily Double at evens and was happy to see it come up.
The standout sides for me were Sparta Prague and Standard Liege and I was relieved I didn’t make it a treble by adding Shamrock Rovers who looked a good thing at home to Drogheda.
THE Senior Open tips are going well with Ace Venturer’s two picks – Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie sitting first and joint second at halfway.
My only tip was Langer and the German looks unstoppable after storming into a seven-shot lead in Wales. Fair play to Monty for shooting a 66 on a score he says doesn’t suit his game.
EVEN as a Scot living on the edge of Glasgow I wasn’t too excited at the start of the Commonwealth Games.
My favourite sports are football, golf, tennis and snooker and of course none feature at Glasgow 2014. However, I must admit the day one action has been fantastic with memorable moments from the cycling, swimming and even judo.
MY Top Treble won for the third night in a row thanks to Shakhter Karagandy, AIK Solna and Lech Poznan and once again it was done without a sweat.
This one paid evens – as did Tuesday’s – while Wednesday’s was a 3-1 winner. Some people shy away from backing even-money trebles but there’s no problem with a bet that doubles your money. Can your bank do that in one night?
IT was another fine day for Johnb as two out of three horses tipped won.
First up was Alonsia in the 3.05 at Sandown and that was put up last night at 2-1. The NB lost but nap Etaab romped home in the 7.55 at Doncaster after being tipped by Johnb at 5-4. Both picks won at odds on so it paid if you got on early.
IT’S a busy night of Europa League qualifiers and my main aim will be land a third successive Top Treble.
Last night I had a nerveless 3-1 winner thanks to Legia Warsaw, Steaua Bucharest and HJK Helsinki and won’t be too greedy when it comes to an often tricky Europa League card.